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Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Family Law for Victims of Domestic Violence

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) now offers a teleconferencing center right here at the Main branch of LA Law Library, where you can speak to a lawyer live, send them documents and get answers to important questions. They offer legal advice and guidance to eligible individuals regarding housing / landlord- tenant matters and victims of domestic violence who are going through a family law proceeding. They can also provide referrals to private attorneys, other legal services, and other resources as needed.

Descriptions of family law and housing / landlord tenant matters covered provided below.

Schedule and topics covered:

Family law and housing/landlord-tenant are covered every other week based on the following schedule:

  • 1st Wednesday: Housing / Landlord-Tenant
  • 2nd Wednesday: Family Law for victims of Domestic Violence
  • 3rd Wednesday: Housing / Landlord-Tenant
  • 4th Wednesday: Family Law for victims of Domestic Violence
  • 5th Wednesday: Housing / Landlord-Tenant

Housing Clinic

What LAFLA Covers:

  • Landlord-tenant issues
  • Lock outs
  • Security deposits
  • Rent control
  • Problems with conditions in the unit
  • Subsidized housing
  • Housing discrimination, including disability access
  • Eviction Notices (3-day, 30-day, 60-day, etc.) to terminate a tenancy
  • Unlawful detainers-complaints and responding to a complaint that's been served
  • Trial preparation
  • Setting aside default judgments
  • Abandoned property
  • Appealing to a judgment

What LAFLA doesn't cover:

  • Inheritance of property
  • Mobile homes
  • Homeownership
  • Foreclosure, mortgages
  • Commercial leases
  • Estate/probate matters involving housing and other occupancy issues

Family Law for Victims of Domestic Violence

What LAFLA Covers:

  • Dissolutions/Divorces
  • Custody
  • Support
  • Paternity
  • Name change
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders

What LAFLA doesn't cover:

  • Dependency, Foster care, Child Protective Services
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Inheritance

Client Prep Sheet

  • Bring all documents to refer to
  • Contracts
  • Court papers
  • Letters
  • Receipts
  • Bring court case numbers, if applicable

Appointment required. Please call: 213-785-2516 or ask at the Circulation Desk of LA Law Library for assistance.

Registration fees: FREE

Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

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