ISSUES

We may be able to help you with your legal matter free of charge if you cannot afford an attorney. You can only receive legal help by visiting a Help Desk. No legal advice is provided by phone.

Domestic Relations 
Call 911 if you are in a domestic violence situation and are in immediate danger. For additional safety help, contact the YWCA Domestic Violence Services 24-hours Crisis Line at 205-322-4878 or the statewide hotline at 1-800-650-6522.

The BBVLP family law program helps eligible clients with divorce, child support, custody, and other issues.

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Housing Disputes
The BBVLP provides free legal help to qualified tenants and low-income homeowners in a variety of matters including unreturned security deposits, landlords’ failure to make repairs, deplorable living conditions, illegal evictions and foreclosures.

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Financial Disputes
The BBVLP provides legal help to eligible clients being harassed by unfair collectors, having their wages garnished, or attempting to file small claims.

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Bankruptcies
Pro bono attorneys can help low-income clients needing debtor relief including filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcies.

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Wills 
Counsel and advice is provided by the BBVLP to eligible clients for wills, advanced directives, and powers of attorney.

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Homeless
Helping homeless clients obtain identification so they can work and helping with other legal needs is a priority of the BBVLP.

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Veterans
The BBVLP is committed to prioritizing legal help to veterans through special legal clinics held every month at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Clinic.

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Federal
If your case is in Federal Court and you cannot afford an attorney, the BBVLP may be able to help.

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Patent
The BBVLP helps eligible inventors receive patents through the United States Patent Office.

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Side Lot
The BBVLP is working with the City of Birmingham to quiet title for eligible citizens to acquire ownership of neglected side lots.

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