Helping victims of domestic violence and others who need help to preserve family connections is an important priority of SLLS.
How we may help
Our advocates may (depending on the office and available resources):
- Help you get custody of children who need you.
- Enforce court-ordered visitation.
- Help you adopt children.
- Protect you and your children from abuse, violence and neglect.
- Handle small successions when a family member dies.
- Represent you in getting a divorce.
- Give talks about family-law issues to community groups or social services agencies.
How to get help
All of our program offices handle family-law problems in general (although not every office handles every type of family-law problem). For most family problems you can contact us directly. If you want our help with domestic violence, you must be referred by an established domestic violence shelter or group. If you don't know where to find help against domestic abuse, call this toll-free domestic violence hotline number: 1-888-411-1333.
If you have any emergency, we will see you as soon as we can. We ask that you call first if your problem is not an emergency. When you come in, bring any and all papers you have about your problem.
If you can't come in
If you are disabled or you cannot travel to one of our offices, call us to arrange a telephone intake interview.
You can lose important rights by waiting too long to get help. If you have an emergency, such as a hearing or appeal deadline, call our nearest office and explain. If you have an emergency and cannot reach us by phone, come to the nearest program office with all the papers about your problem