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Full Resource Name:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida -Sanford

315 Magnolia Ave
Oviedo, FL 32765

(407) 322-6673

www.clsmf.org

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is the oldest and largest provider of free legal aid for low-to-moderate-income residents in Central Florida. Since 1966, we have been providing legal assistance and advocacy to help the people of Central Florida obtain the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, health care, safety and education.

CLSMF can help you with a wide range of legal issues including:

+ Consumer issues such as debt collection, garnishment, repossession, contracts, debtor harassment and other consumer matters;
+ Children and Education issues which focus on providing legal representation to children with special needs throughout our 12 county region;
+ Domestic Violence where our lawyers and advocates can give legal advice and representation for victims of domestic violence;
+ Elder Abuse/Seniors issues where senior citizens' ages 60 and older who are or have been a victim of a crime and/or may have concerns such as living wills, financial scams, health care, and durable powers of attorney;
+ Family Law issues including divorce, child custody and visitation issues;
+ Housing issues including evictions and rental problems for both private and subsidized housing,foreclosure and other home loan problem;
+ Public Benefits which includes a wide range of topics such as Medicaid, Medicare and private health insurance issues, food stamps, child care supplements, unemployment compensation and more;
+ Tax Controversy Assistance which helps low-income taxpayers with federal income tax controversies less than $50,000; and
+ Veteran's issues including the filing of claims for disability compensation and/or pensions, defending inappropriate discharge, discharge characterization or disability rating, applying for dependent and survivor benefits and a wide range of other issues.

CLSMF can also help with probate matters including guardianship defense, wills, living wills, small estates and powers of attorney.

LEGAL & JUDICIAL, ADVOCACY, SPECIALNEEDS

Primary Services:

General Information

Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lobby closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

Intake Process:

Online Application - http://clsmf.org/apply-for-help/request-help/

Program Fees:

Free - See Eligibility

Eligibility:

To obtain free assistance, you must be eligible for services by meeting guidelines based primarily on income, assets, and household size. Generally, you will be eligible if your income does not exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. In some counties and in some cases, domestic violence and elderly clients may not be subject to the income guidelines. There are also different guidelines for residents of certain counties seeking assistance with mortgage foreclosure.

See website for more info on eligibility requirements:http://clsmf.org/apply-for-help/eligibility/

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

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