The MCVLP provides direct representation, limited scope assistance, or counsel and advice in the following areas

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Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention

  • Landlord/Tenant disputes
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Deed and home ownership disputes
  • Real property disputes

Supporting Families

  • Uncontested divorces
  • Adoption
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support modifications
  • Name change
  • Paternity
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Protection of Consumer Rights

  • Contract/Warranty disputes
  • Bankruptcy
  • Debt collection
  • Garnishments
  • Small Claims and civil lawsuits
  • Torts

Income Maintenance

  • Public benefits appeals
  • Unemployment Compensation appeals
  • Employment related issues (Counsel and Advice only)
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Wills and Probate

  • Simple estate planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Advanced Medical Directives
  • Probate of simple wills
  • Probate of estates without wills

Non-Profit Support

MCVLP provides legal assistance to non-profit community organizations whose primary purpose is to serve disadvantaged, low-income residents in Madison County and which do not have the financial resources to retain private counsel.

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We are unable to accept contested divorces, fee-generating cases, Traffic Court cases, EEOC/Discrimination cases, or criminal matters.  

If you have a legal issue that is not listed above, please contact the MCVLP office at (256) 539-2275.

Who We Help

We provide free civil legal services to disadvantaged families, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

If you live in Madison County and are a low-income individual, you may be eligible for legal assistance.  

If you receive financial assistance under one or more of the following programs, you may meet the income eligibility criteria for MCVLP’s free legal services:

  • TANF Program
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSDI)
  • Food Stamps Program

OR: If your household income is at or below 125% of the established federal poverty level, you may be eligible for program services.

Become a Client

If you have an issue we provide legal counsel for and you fall into one of our help categories, apply online or call us to get started.