Getting the Most out of DELegalHelpLink.org
Who is Delaware Legal Help Link for?
Delaware Legal Help Link is provided as a public service by Delaware’s nonprofit civil legal services providers and other justice community partners. It is designed to help people with civil legal problems in Delaware find the best help for your situation.
How do I use this site?
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find legal assistance?
If you are looking for free or low-cost legal services, start by clicking "Get Started" on the homepage. This will bring you to a guided online interview where you can answer a few questions about your legal problem to find the best help for your situation. You can also browse legal aid organizations in an alphabetical directory. Searching the directory will give you a listing of organizations in your area, how to contact them and a description of the services they provide.
Type of Help
There are several different ways in which an organization can provide help:
- Full Representation - by a lawyer or a legal advocate in court or at a hearing at a government agency.
- Brief Advice - in person or over the telephone.
- Legal Clinic - where you can briefly talk to an attorney about your legal problem.
- Pro Se Clinics - where you are shown how you can "help yourself" with a particular legal problem.
- Self-Help - educational materials such as factsheets and brochures.
- Other - workshops, referrals to private attorneys, and other services.
Note: Not all organizations provide all the services listed.
Some organizations cannot serve people with incomes higher than their guidelines. WashingtonLawHelp.org does not guarantee assistance from any organization even if you meet its income guidelines.
Many legal aid organizations use percentages of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to decide who can receive help. Assets also affect eligibility for services and are determined on a case by case basis by each legal services program.
Some organizations may make exceptions for seniors or people experiencing domestic violence. Also, some organizations take into account expenses such as childcare, medical bills and debts.
Some organizations/projects only serve special groups such as:
- Persons with disabilities
- People experiencing domestic violence