FAMILY LAW RESOURCES
Free and Reduced Rate Legal Services Organizations & Information
BAY AREA LEGAL SERVICES
Bay Area Legal Services (BALS) is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides civil legal assistance to low-income residents in the Tampa Bay region including Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties.
GULFCOAST LEGAL SERVICES
Gulfcoast Legal Services (GLS) is a non-profit corporation providing free legal assistance to income eligible residents of the greater Tampa Bay area. GLS has offices in Pinellas Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties.
ST. MICHAEL’S LEGAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN, INC.
St. Michael’s Legal Center is a free legal service helping low-income individuals desiring legal assistance. The Center does not discriminate as to gender, race, creed or any church or non-church membership.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
The Hillsborough County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service that charges $35 (non-refundable) for a 30-minute consultation with a qualified attorney. The consultation fee is waived for certain types of cases, such as personal injury, medical malpractice, Social Security disability, and those involving active-duty military personnel.
ARE YOU SAFE
Are You Safe is a nonprofit organization that helps victims of domestic violence. It provides legal assistance such as help obtaining restraining orders and injunctions. For information, call (813) 514-1058.
FLORIDA COURTS HELP
Florida Courts Help is a guide prepared by the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice which is intended to guide civil litigants (including Family Law litigants) who are not represented by an attorney (also called “pro se“) through the court system.
THE FAMILY FORMS CLINIC
Is a free program offered by Bay Area Legal Services that uses volunteer attorneys to help people complete the paperwork involved in family law cases. For information, call (813) 864-2280.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT FORMS
These are forms published by the 13th Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County) court for various matters including Guardianship Matters.
FLORIDA COURT HELP GUARDIANSHIP INFORMATION
A page published by the Florida courts system with general information regarding guardianship and a link to additional resources.