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What Kinds Of Cases Do We Handle?

 

We provide help with health benefit issues, school problems, housing issues, employment problems, utility questions, family law problems, consumer problems, cash benefit issues and other issues. SEOLS also assists groups of low-income people and other community partners to improve the lives of low-income people and families.

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

 

Consumer Problems

Contact us if you need help with a debt collector, consumer rip-off, garnishment, car repo, home improvement problem, or car sales or repair problem.  We may also help with bankruptcies needed to save a home, protect wages or assets, or to get driving privileges.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Domestic Violence & Family Problems

Contact us if you need protection from domestic violence by a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, or other household member or you need help with a divorce or a custody case to keep yourself or child free from abuse.  We also may be able to help if you are having problems with the Child Support Enforcement Agency.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Housing

Contact us if you are facing eviction or being locked out or having utilities shut off by your landlord.  We also may be able to help you get your landlord to make repairs needed for your home to be livable.  Contact us if you live in subsidized housing and you are being unfairly treated and might lose your housing.  Contact us if you are facing foreclosure or have land contract problems or have suffered from discrimination in getting or keeping housing.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Fair Housing

Contact us if you believe that you have been discriminated against by your landlord or in your attempts to obtain housing.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Utilities

Contact us if you are having problems with a utility company that is improperly denying or disconnecting your service.  We may also be able to help with billing disputes, payment plans or low-income assistance programs.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Education

We want to help parents of children with disabilities make sure that their children receive a free, appropriate education.  Contact us if you do not believe your child is getting the education s/he needs or you believe your child is being wrongfully suspended or expelled.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Public Benefits

Contact us if you believe you are wrongfully being denied, cut off, or having benefits reduced for Unemployment Compensation, OWF, Food Stamps, VA, SSI, Social Security, or other government programs.  Contact us if you have a disability which limits your ability to work and JFS has given you a work assignment you cannot do.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Health Care

Contact us if you have a problem getting or keeping Medicaid or Medicare or getting the medical care you need under those programs.  We may also help you with bill collection cases involving medical debts.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Tax Problems

Contact us if you owe money to the IRS or have a dispute with the IRS, including responding to notices or representation in Tax Court.  We may also be able to help people you if you have been wrongfully denied a refund.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Access to Courts

Contact us if you have been denied appointment of counsel in a contempt case, criminal case, or a dependency, neglect, abuse, unruly, or delinquency case.    If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Help for Seniors

We have special funding to help seniors with their legal problems without regard to income on many of the same issues listed on this page as well as advance directives.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Work

Contact us if you believe you are not being paid what you are owed or are being treated unfairly. If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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Other Cases

Contact us if you do not see your legal problem above and you believe it involves significant risk to you or your family’s health, safety, physical liberty, income, or earning ability.  If you want to learn more or help yourself, click on these buttons for additional information.

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