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Experiencing a civil legal problem caused (or made worse) by the COVID-19 pandemic? You may be eligible for FREE help.

Call the toll-free helpline to learn more!

How We Serve You

Kentucky’s four civil Legal Aid programs provide services in every county in the state and services are always FREE to those who are eligible. Kentuckians experiencing any of the following issues can call the Helpline to seek legal information and assistance: 

Evictions

With the ban on evictions being lifted in Kentucky on August 1, you may be facing eviction or threat of eviction. Your local legal aid is able to help you fight eviction prior to court or in housing courts. 

 

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Protective Orders, Custody, and Visitation

Your local legal aid program can help keep you and your family safe by providing legal representation at or assistance for protective order hearings and family court matters like divorce, custody, and visitation issues.

Unemployment Issues

If you, like many other Kentuckians, are facing unemployment, your local legal aid program can assist with unemployment hearings, denials, and appeals.

Bankruptcy, Wage Garnishment, and Debt

Unable to pay their rent, utilities, or other bills and worried about the burden of consumer or medical debt? Local legal aid attorneys can assist in restoring your income by stopping wage garnishments through bankruptcy, negotiating with creditors, and more, helping you achieve financial stability and move forward with a clean slate.

… And More

Your local legal aid is also prepared to provide you assistance with issues related to: access to, and assistance with, government benefits (Social Security, Social Security Disability, TANF, SNAP), Medicaid/Medicare or health care issues, tax issues, criminal record expungements, and life planning – wills, living wills, powers of attorney.

Here’s How the Helpline Works.

1. Dial the Helpline number (833.540.0342) and choose from a numerical menu to select a region in Kentucky, or opt to hear a listing of counties. Your call will automatically be forwarded to appropriate regional legal aid intake line.

2. Speak with an intake professional directly and tell them about your issue. Please note that where appropriate (i.e. outside business hours), you will hear a recorded message with of hours of operation and the procedure for applying for services.

3. If you’re eligible, we’ll get working with you to provide legal information, advice, or legal representation on your case.