Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM), Free legal advice & representation for lower-income persons and seniors. (In Washtenaw County only, family law services are limited to custody & child support. No divorce-facilitation services.)
Lakeshore Legal Aid, a law firm in 14 Michigan locations providing a range of free civil legal services for lower-income individuals and seniors. They cover family law, abuse protection, housing, public benefits, income tax, estate planning, legal expungement, and education. Note that they do offer help with divorce (see below).
Legal Aid and Defender Association for Wayne, Clinton, Macomb, & Oakland Counties.
Dispute Resolution Center, mediation and facilitation for civil issues such as divorce, child custody and parenting time, landlord-tenant disputes, parent-school conflicts, guardianship, and others.
Washtenaw County/EMU Legal Resource Center, courthouse-based self-help center for legal forms and information—but not advice—for people without an attorney
Michigan Poverty Law Program, a collaboration between University of Michigan and Legal Services of South Central Michigan.
734.998.6100 Ext. 33, for clarification of rights regarding Department of Human Services benefits and problems; social security; and state emergency relief.
Michigan Legal Services, Detroit-based advocacy for affordable health care, housing, and public benefits.
Check website for email contact information.
Family Law Project, University of Michigan and Legal Services of South Central Michigan offer limited representation for low-income women involved in domestic violence situations.
Contact SafeHouse at 734.973.0242, ext. 204
Child Advocacy Law Clinic, University of Michigan: supervised law-student representation for parents & kids in child abuse & neglect cases and in the foster care system.
Project Outreach, Justice Project Outreach Team (JPORT) serves individuals who have mental health issues and need help with the legal system.
Common Ground, Legal advocacy and support.
Community Outreach University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, legal advocacy for a variety of issues.
Legal Hotline for MI Seniors: Wills/estate planning; Medicaid & Medicare; consumer law; housing/real estate; pensions; public benefits.
An overview of divorce questions and answers.
Women-only workshops on the legal and financial aspects of divorce
Women-only Divorce Support Group for those considering or in the process of divorce.
Schoolcraft divorce support, as well as legal and financial consultations (on alternating weeks) for both women and men, students and non-students
Washtenaw County Friend of the Court (FOC)
Lakeshore Legal Aid, a law firm in 14 Michigan locations providing a range of free civil legal services for lower-income individuals and seniors. They do cover Washtenaw County for divorce-related issues such custody, parenting time, paternity, and child support.
Free divorce information seminars, sponsored by the for-profit Victoria law firm, Birmingham