When he first spoke with Mr. Morgan, LSLA Staff Attorney Velamir Rasic's sense of justice was deeply offended. "It was appalling, to say the least. He was being evicted because he apparently lived too long."

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Types of Legal Matters We Handle

(All clients must meet financial and legal status eligibility requirements. This list is not a promise or guarantee of full representation on any of these legal issues. LSLA does not have funding or staff to represent everyone who is eligible and may turn down your application or limit assistance to advice, limited actions, information and or referral if we lack sufficient staff to effectively represent you. However, we will attempt to help all eligible applicants as much as we can.)

FAMILY LAW

• Divorce/Annulment
• Custody/Visitation
• Child and Spousal Support
• Family violence
• Child Abuse
• Guardianship (adult and child)
• Name Change
• Paternity
• Parental Rights Termination Defense
• Adoption
• Emancipation

WELFARE AND INCOME ASSISTANCE

• Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
• Food Stamps
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Social Security
• Disability
• County Welfare
• Unemployment Insurance
• Veterans' Benefits
• Workers' Compensation
• Discrimination in government programs based on race, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, sexual orientation or family size

PUBLIC EDUCATION

• Discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, sexual orientation or family size
• Enforcement of Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act against public schools on behalf of children with disabilities
• Truancy, discipline, expulsion and suspension issues related to the above
• Bilingual education program issues
• Civil rights in education

HOUSING

• Public and Subsidized Housing issues
• Foreclosure defense
• Eviction defense
• Utility shutoffs
• Code enforcement
• Property tax issues on home
• Discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, sexual orientation or family size
• Contract for Deed abuses
• Landlord breach of duty to repair
• Title issues on mobile homes
• Predatory lending issues
• Title issues on homestead

HEALTH CARE

• Medicaid
• Medicare
• Nursing home problems
• County indigent health care
• Denial of emergency room care
• Access to Care
• Private insurance issues

CONSUMER

• Fraud or deceptive trade practices
• Warranties or breaches of contract
• Debt collection abuses
• Unlawful repossessions
• Rent-to-own abuses
• Bankruptcy
• Predatory Lending
• Public utility access
• Student financial aid program abuses and collection defense

LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC

• Federal tax audits
• Tax Court
• Earning Income Tax Credit Disallowance
• IRS Collection Alternatives
• Innocent Spouse Claims
• IRS Garnishment of wages or Social Security Benefits.
• Other disputes with the Internal Revenue Service

MISCELLANEOUS

• Incorporation of nonprofit orgs
• License suspension/revocation
• Wills and estates
• End-of-life planning documents
• Civil rights abuses
• Certain immigration issues
• Human trafficking

NEIGHBORHOOD PROBLEMS

• Municipal services
• Public utilities
• Environmental problems
• Code enforcement

EMPLOYMENT

• Work place safety issues
• Wage claims
• Unlawful termination
• WARN Act claims
• Discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, sexual orientation or family size
• Fair Labor Standards Act rights enforcement

JUVENILE ISSUES

• Delinquency
• Neglect or abuse of children


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