How We Help

Giving Hope Through Services

LSNF provides representation to low-income and vulnerable individuals in civil matters only. Eligibility for assistance may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.

LSNF serves the legal needs of children, elderly, victims of abuse, veterans, and people with disabilities. LSNF's priority areas include supporting families; preserving the home; maintaining economic stability; safety, stability and health; and serving populations with special vulnerabilities. These translate to cases involving Family Law, Housing, Public Benefits, Consumers, Employment, Education, and Health Care issues. Each case is reviewed on its own legal merits for case acceptance.

Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)

Custody/Time Share


Name change


Laws that affect individuals 60 years of age and older.

Wills & Probate

Simple estate planning

Beneficiary deeds

Powers of attorney

Health care directives


Elder abuse

Adult & child victims of abuse

Sexual assault

Domestic violence


Human trafficking

Securing orders of protection and safety planning

Some family law (i.e. divorces, child custody) & housing.

Debt collection

Lending practices


Predatory lending issues

Contract issues

Unfair or deceptive sales practices

Victims of a consumer fraud


Lease agreement dispute

Landlord disputes

Poor living conditions

Public housing issues

Title Clearing


Real property issues


Loss or reduction in benefits

Social Security and SSI benefits

Veterans benefits



Food stamps

Unemployment compensation

TANF/Temporary Assistance

Agency for Healthcare Administration advocacy.

Collection issues


Installment agreements and currently-not-collectible status

Audit reconsideration

Innocent and injured spouse claims

Appeals, Liens, Levies

Tax Court litigation

Identity theft

Cancellation of debt

Employment classification

FEMA benefits & appeals

Medical & property insurance claims

Home repair contractors

Replacing legal documents

Consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures


Landlord/tenant issues

Proving ownership of property

Foster Care




LSNF offers weekly, monthly, and one-time clinics across our the 16 counties we serve.

You can follow us on social media or check out the clinics calendar below to stay up-to-date on our upcoming events and clinics near you.

What is the Florida Community Development Legal (FCDL) Project? It is a Collaboration Between Bay Area Legal Services, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Legal Services of Greater Miami, and Legal Services of North Florida.

Learn more about the Florida Community Development Legal Project here!

Educational programs/workshops for social service partners

Clinics are designed to help low income citizens handle a variety of legal problems.

Cinics are held throughout the year and include those by invitation from social service providers throughout the community.

Contact us to set up an outreach or learn more!

Service Area

LSNF provides civil legal assistance throughout 16 counties in the Florida Panhandle.

LSNF service area map by counties