Frequently Asked Questions

What type of law does the Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, Inc. practice?

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, Inc. only practices within the areas of family and elder law. This means that staff attorneys are able to assist clients with:

  • Protective Orders for Victims of Violence
  • Child custody/child support
  • Modification of child custody or child support
  • Enforcement of child custody or child support
  • Adoptions
  • Divorce
  • Simple Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Medical Powers of Attorney
  • Physician’s Directives (Living Wills)
Does the Legal Aid Society take applications over the phone or online?

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock does not take applications over the phone, however, we are working to accept applications online. Applications may be filled out at one of our offices. For location information, please visit the contact page.

Do you need an appointment to apply for legal assistance?

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, Inc. does not require appointments to fill out an application.

Our Lubbock office hours for applications are:

Monday-Thursday:

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday:

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Our Levelland office hours for applications are:

Monday-Thursday:

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday:

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Applications are taken on a walk-in basis and can be completed in our office.

We also accept applications at our remote legal clinic offered on a rotating basis at the Women’s Protective Services Shelter and in Dawson and Gaines Counties.  Please Click Here or call our office for dates and times.

What should I bring with me when I come to apply for assistance?
When completing the application, you will need the name and address of the person you are filing against. You do not need to bring anything else. Once you have completed the application, you will be given a list of documents you will need to bring in for your next appointment.
How long will it take before I know if my case has been accepted?

Once you have completed the application at the Legal Aid office, you must call back to schedule an intake appointment.

After completion of this appointment, it may take 2-4 weeks to receive your acceptance letter.

How much will legal assistance cost?

Legal Aid Society does not charge attorney’s fees. You could incur other fees as required that is associated with your case.

How will I know if I financially qualify?
Unfortunately, we cannot answer that until we have completed your intake appointment. There are many things that are considered in determining whether a case will be accepted or not. This is the reason we will ask for income information for you and everyone in your household.

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, Inc. is a community organization supported by

Because Everyone Deserves Justice

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.