Utah free legal assistance.
The non-profit, federal government funded Utah Legal Services is an organization that is committed to helping the low to moderate income across the state access legal representation and free advice. Thousands of individuals and families access services from attorneys from the organization each and every year. The non-profit is dedicated to ensuring that all residents, regardless of their income and financial means, can receive high quality and affordable, or free, legal aid.
While Utah has not been hit as hard as some other states, tens of thousands of homeowners are still facing a foreclosure or are behind on their monthly mortgage payments. Utah Legal Services can provide qualified homeowners with a variety of free housing and foreclosure prevention programs and legal advice as well. They can advise people on foreclosure solutions, help them deal with and address predatory loans and lenders, and possibly offer mediation services. Paralegals can often help borrowers file the paperwork needed for government mortgage programs.
Free legal advice for renters
Attorneys are available to represent and advice tenants in a variety of housing situations. Get help in dealing with eviction actions, lawyers can help people sue landlords who fail to maintain safe and habitable housing, and offer landlord/tenant mediation. The law firm and its partners can also provides additional free legal aid to tenants on federal government subsidized housing and low income programs. Or if you live in Utah and are facing an eviction then Utah Legal Services may be able to advise you on your rights.
Employment, consumer debt, and lending legal issues
Representatives from Utah Legal Services can advise people who may have been illegally terminated and need help dealing with employment issues. Many consumers are also dealing with questionable or predatory lending and loans, debt collectors, or other financial issues. Get access to free legal assistance for these issues as well. Do not let your employer terminate you without cause and learn what you can do about that situation.
Help filing government benefits in Utah
The state and federal government can be difficult to deal with and it is often hard to navigate the various assistance programs they offer. Lawyers from ULS may be able to provide free assistance to disabled Utahans with SSI, social security and SSDI benefits. Get assistance in dealing with medical and health programs, as well as overpayment issues. In addition, get help with accessing and using programs such as food stamps, Medicaid, unemployment issues, and other financial assistance for the low to moderate income and working poor population in Utah.
Call Utah Legal Services at (800) 662-4245 to find how you or your family can receive free legal aid and advice. You may be able to work directly with an attorney or another dedicated professional.