Free Legal Helpline & Moderate Means Program

Free Legal Helpline: 914-287-0739

Staff attorneys provide general guidance and information to callers about their legal rights, navigating the court system, and attorney referrals. Issues include but are not limited to:

  • Custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Orders of protection
  • Divorce
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Consumer rights

Moderate Means Program

The Moderate Means Program provides a valuable resource to those who are above federal poverty guidelines, but cannot afford the prevailing rates for private divorce attorneys.  Clients are screened based on income and, if accepted, are referred to an attorney who will represent them at a substantially reduced rate.  Private attorneys are recruited to serve on the panel and receive ongoing training by Center staff on domestic violence, child support and other issues. For more information call: 914-287-0739.

We distribute user-friendly “plain language” Center publications (in both English and Spanish) entitled, Divorce Q&A (Preguntas Frecuentes Del Divorcio) and Elder Law Q&A (Derecho para la tercera edad: Preguntas y respuestas).  Call 914-287-0739 to request a copy.

Funded by the Westchester County Office for Women.