Before the Storm

WTLS offers free legal assistance with civil legal issues to those who might not otherwise be able to afford an attorney.

We set case priorities every year based on input from the community we serve.

WTLS’ current priorities are:

  • Consumer Issues
  • Benefits
  • Housing
  • Victim’s Rights
  • Family Law
  • Elder Law

Housing Assistance:

  • Help homeowners file insurance claims
  • Apply for home repair assistance
  • Negotiate with landlords to make necessary repairs to damaged homes
  • Protect renters from illegal evictions

Assist in replacing important legal documents

  • Personal identification cards
  • Property titles/Deeds/Heir Property
  • Orders of protection
  • End-of-life documents

Emergency Benefits:

  • Help families get emergency food stamps and FEMA assistance
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Family Assistance:

  • Obtain emergency child custody
  • Visitation
  • Support
  • And other court orders requiring modification
    as a result of displacement, injury, or job loss

And More…

About West Tennessee Legal Services

West Tennessee Legal Services (WTLS) has provided access to justice for low income and vulnerable West Tennesseans since 1979. WTLS addresses legal problems affecting basic needs, such as food and income security, shelter, health care, and freedom from abuse.

Disaster survivors may not think about needing legal aid. Their focus is on survival. But you may face issues that require legal help.

For more information or to apply for assistance:

West Tennessee Legal Services

Toll Free: 1-800-372-8346 ext. 1250

Fax: 731-423-2600


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