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DIVORCE / FAMILY LAW LINKS

Low Cost/No Cost/Free Family Law Services:

The following non-profit agencies provide family law services at low or no cost. This is a not a comprehensive list. Feinberg & Waller, APC, is not responsible for the type of service you receive from the listed agencies.

HARRIET BUHAI CENTER FOR FAMILY LAW

3350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710
Los Angeles. CA 90010
Tel: (213)388-7515 E-Mail: hbcfl@pacbell.net

APPTS.: Obtained by calling Monday between 9:30 am-12:20 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. or Tuesday-Friday 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Services are provided by appointment only, no walk-ins.

COSTS: No fee, donations are accepted based on how much each person can afford to give.

GUIDELINES: They do not provide representation by attorneys in court: there are income restrictions.

SERVICES: All types of family law.

LEVITT & QUINN FAMILY LAW CENTER

1557 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles. CA 90026
Tel: (213)482-1800

APPTS.: Call Monday through Friday, between 8:30am-12:00pm; and 1:00pm-5:00pm.

HOURS: Walk-In - Thursdays - at 2:00 noon Fridays - 8:00 A.M.(They take the first eight clients each day on a first come, first served basis.)

COSTS: To apply for Levitt-Quinn services you must apply in person. Clients pay modest fees based on a family's income and number of children. Cost for services amount to a small fraction of what a typical for-profit law firm would charge.

SERVICES: Child custody and parenting plans, domestic violence restraining orders, spousal and child support, marital dissolutions, paternity actions, child support collection defense, and grandparent rights.

ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

3333 Wilshire Boulevard, #550
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 368-6010 call for information.

COSTS: Free.

SERVICES: Representation by pro bono attorneys of dependency, emancipation, education and adoptions.

LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR LAW & JUSTICE

Mail contact:

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
1241 S. Soto Street, Ste. 102
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Tel: (323) 980-3500

E-mail contact: info@laclj.org

COSTS: To determine your eligibility for their services call (323) 980-3500

SERVICES: Family law (dissolution, legal separation, establishment of paternity, restraining orders, guardianship, domestic violence), housing/evictions, consumer law, government benefits.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICE

Tel: (213) 243-1525

HOURS: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Telephone only service.

COSTS: Fees vary depending upon type of services

SERVICES: Smart Law Telephone Tapes: (213)243-1500

Message of legal information on various topics, accessed with a touch tone phone.

Referral Panels: (213) 243-1525

NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL SERVICES OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY

PACOIMA
13327 Van Nuys Boulevard
Pacoima, CA 91331

EL MONTE
9354 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731

GLENDALE
1104 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205

Tel.: 800-433-6251

E-mail: legal@nls-la.org

SERVICES/COSTS: free legal services to low-income residents. They serve all of Los Angeles County, including the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, the neighboring communities in the Pomona, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys, and the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena.

Areas covered: family law (domestic violence, divorce, child custody, visitation, paternity, spousal support, child abduction), housing law, consumer protection, discrimination, community legal education.

COURT BASED PROGRAMS - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLINIC

Domestic Violence Restraining Info Line (offers detailed information about how to obtain a Restraining Order): (213)974-5587
111 North Hill Street Department 8,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

MAYNARD TOLL CLINIC - Domestic Violence/Custody/Visitation

(Project of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Superior Court
111 North Hill Street Department 8, 2nd Floor, Room 245
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tel: (323) 801-7904

APPTS.: First come, first served, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m-3:30 p.m

COSTS: Free.

GUIDELINES: Income restrictions.

SERVICES: Legal advice regarding custody, visitation, child abduction, domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault.

LEGAL AID FOUNDATION OF LOS ANGELES

Tel: (800) 399-4529 - legal help for low income litigants

Family Law Unit:

West Office:
1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Tel: (323) 801-7989

Long Beach Superior Court, Room 102
415 W. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90802
M, W, F at 9:00 am

COSTS: Eligibility is determined based on a fixed income level established by the federal government and who live in the area of service.

RESOURCE CENTER FOR SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Tel: (213)893-9754
HOURS: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m 1:30 p.m.- 4.30 p.m.
COSTS: No Fee for general assistance. Income eligibility for certain services may apply.

SERVICES: Information and assistance to non represented litigants; provides

locations for each Resource Center throughout Los Angeles County.

LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT - OFFICE OF THE FAMILY LAW FACILITATOR

Tel: 213-974-5004 (Central District Stanley Mosk Courthouse)

Tel: 213-637-8470 (Central Civil West)

Tel: 626-356-5030 (Pasadena)

Tel: 818-374-7108 (Van Nuys)

Tel: 818-898-2606 (San Fernando)

Tel: 818-557-3583 (Burbank)

The Office of the Family Law Facilitator assists parties with child support, spousal support and health insurance issues. The staff consists of attorneys and paralegals, which will meet with parties individually to attempt to resolve their support issues. The staff does not give legal advice nor does it represent a particular party in an action. There is no confidentiality nor attorney-client relationship created or intended between the office and a party.

Each day, the office serves parties referred by the courts, parties through appointments at most court locations, and, if time permits, walk-in parties. The office does not provide assistance over the telephone other than to make appointments or to answer general questions. Calls to any Facilitator Office should be made between 8:00-9:00 a.m.

The Office of the Family Law Facilitator does not charge for its services nor does it accept contributions.

FAMILY LAW SELF-HELP CENTER FOR VENTURA COUNTY

The Family Law Self-help Center is located at the Ventura Courthouse (Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009) on the fourth floor, in Room 400 outside of the family law courts. The Center is open during normal court hours, between 8:30-12:00, and 1:30-4:30 daily. On Mondays, the Center is open only in the afternoon and it is closed all day on Thursdays. The Center is staffed by the Family Law Facilitator, a Document Examiner, and volunteers. The Staff can assist you in selecting and completing the appropriate forms, and with information regarding the status of your case, your court appearance and general information regarding all aspects of family law. Family Law refers to dissolution, or divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation disputes, child and spousal support, property and debt Division and restraining orders. It can provide assistance only with family law matters. The Center can also provide you with child support calculations. The Staff cannot represent you and your conference with the Center Staff is not confidential. You will be helped on a "first-come first-served" basis. Service may be limited to the first 20 persons each day, the first 10 on Monday afternoon.

EAST COUNTY PRO PER CLINIC - VENTURA COUNTY

The East County Pro Per Clinic is a self-help clinic, there to help you act as your own attorney. The clinic can assist you with the selection and completion of forms necessary for your case and explain the law and procedure to you in all areas of family law. Family Law refers to dissolution, or divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation disputes, child and spousal support, property and debt division and restraining orders. The Clinic can provide assistance only with family law matters. The Clinic cannot represent you in court or act as your attorney in any way. Likewise, there is no confidentiality given to your comments and no attorney-client privilege created between you and any attorney at the clinic. The Clinics are held every Thursday afternoon on the second floor of the East County Court House in Simi Valley (3855-F Alamo St., Simi Valley, CA 03063), from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. They can assist only a limited number of participants each afternoon so it is important that you arrive early. You will be helped on a "first-come, first-served" basis in the order in which you check in. They must limit assistance to the first 25 persons who check in. At the Clinic you will speak with an attorney who will assess your situation and then refer you to an intern for assistance in completing forms.

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