Legal Aid Society’s family law practice covers many areas of law.
Our focus is on helping domestic violence victims and survivors leave abusive relationships.
Domestic Violence Project
The Domestic Violence Project provides representation for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence and stalking in Palm Beach County. Attorneys represent survivors in hearings for Injunctions for Protection which may include addressing matters of parenting plans, timesharing and child or spousal support. Representation may also be provided in related family court matters.
The Domestic Violence Project’s Injunction Initiation Project can also assist survivors in filing a Petition for an Injunction for Protection and associated documents. Injunction Initiation Project attorneys are staffed in the DVRV Clerk’s Offices in the Main Courthouse at 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida, and in the South County Courthouse at 200 E. Atlantic Boulevard in Delray Beach, Florida.
To inquire about the services provided by the Domestic Violence Project, please call (561) 655-8944, ext. 238.
If you are experiencing an emergency or fear for your safety, dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency.
Family Law Project
The Family Law Project assists victims of domestic violence with dissolution of marriage (divorce) matters including issues of: equitable distribution, timesharing with minor children, parenting plans, alimony and child support. We also assist with Paternity matters including issues of timesharing, parenting plan and child support. This services are available to financially eligible clients (between 125% and 150% of federal poverty guidelines).
More specifically, we can help with any of these issues:
• Child custody
• Child support
• Property division
For a copy of the Legal Aid Society’s Auxiliary Aids and Service Plan for Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Limited English Proficiency Plan, click here.
For a copy of the Legal Aid Society’s Plan for Provision of Services and Benefits to Clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), click here.
If you are in need of any of these services, please call 561-655-8944 or toll free at 1-800-403-9353.
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