SeniorLAW Center

Direct Legal Services And Representation

Each year, SeniorLAW Center provides direct individual legal services and representation to thousands of needy senior citizens, which enable them to keep their homes, terminate family violence, rectify consumer and financial exploitation, and gain custody rights over children in their care to address their medical, educational, and care needs.

SeniorLAW Center’s model of service combines the efforts of its legal staff of attorneys and legal assistants and a panel of dedicated volunteer attorneys from the private Bar.  We focus on problems in the major areas of housing, consumer protection, family law, elder abuse, financial exploitation, and advance planning.  In the year 2000 alone, SeniorLAW Center provided individual legal services and representation to over 2,100 senior citizens.

SeniorLAW Center and its volunteers provides individual direct legal services in a wide range of substantive areas, focusing on the following:

Advance Personal Planning

  • simple wills
  • powers of attorney
  • advance health care directives
  • administration of small estates
  • Medicaid estate recovery counseling

Family Issues

  • custody and support for grandparents raising grandchildren & other kinship caregivers
  • grandparent visitation
  • prevention of elder abuse
  • family violence
  • financial exploitation
  • defiant trespass
  • other family law problems

Housing

  • landlord/tenant matters
  • evictions
  • mortgage foreclosures and problems
  • sheriff sales
  • clearing title to property
  • deed transfers
  • code enforcement
  • property taxes
  • other housing problems facing older homeowners

Consumer Protection

  • consumer fraud
  • home repair contractor problems
  • unfair sales practices
  • collection and debt problems
  • property damage
  • utilities
  • warranties and contracts
  • other consumer problems

Property and Inheritance Tax Aid for Elders

  • Free legal representation and counsel to help seniors facing real estate tax and inheritance tax issues affecting homeownership and shelter
  • Free legal assistance to help seniors sort out tangled titles to their homes, so that the deeds to their homes will be in their own names
  • Community education and outreach to help seniors facing crippling real estate tax debt

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