Frequently Asked Questions

1

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE FROM HOFLA?

Heart of Florida Legal Aid provides legal services to financially eligible clients that are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines and have limited assets. Please call our office to determine your eligibility.

 

2

WHAT TYPES OF CASES DOES HOFLA HANDLE?

  • Family Law, including divorce where there are minor children or financial matters involved; child support issues; and paternity and custody matters

  • Domestic Violence, including representation for survivors seeking an injunction for protection and other civil relief 

  • Immigration Law, including relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U-Visas, T-Visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other humanitarian forms immigration assistance

This FAQ page was intended to help with questions we often receive regarding our services. For further assistance, please contact our office via telephone during regular business hours.

 

See “Contact” from the navigation bar a the top of the page.

3

IS THERE A FEE FOR REPRESENTATION OF MY CASE?

There are no fees for our attorneys or staff to assist with your case. 

 

4

WHAT TYPES OF CASES DOES HOFLA NOT HANDLE?

​HOFLA can help by referring you to a partner program if you need assistance with a legal matter our staff does not handle. Examples of cases we refer out include:

  • Elder Law: Abuse and exploitation of the elderly, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, housing and consumer matters

  • Employment issues, including disputes over insurance, disability benefits, health care matters, housing and consumer relief

  • Housing Discrimination, such as discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, age, or marital status 

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