We handle civil cases in the following areas of law: adoption*, child custody, visitation, and child support, divorce, name changes, simple consumer matters, eviction actions, lease termination, non-refund of security deposits, simple wills and probate. We do not handle any criminal cases or any type of case that could generate a fee for an attorney.
*Due to limited resources, at this time we cannot handle adoption cases, but if you call us, we can refer you.
Call our office at 843.815.1570. We will ask you some questions about your income (only households with income at or below 150% of federal poverty level qualify) and the legal issue you're facing. If you qualify, we will set up a time for you to come in for an intake interview with one of our volunteers. Our executive attorney makes the final decision as to which cases we will accept.
Maybe. Lowcountry Legal Services requires that our clients live in Beaufort, Jasper, or Hampton counties. If you do not live within Beaufort, Jasper, or Hampton counties and you need legal assistance, please call South Carolina Legal Services at 1.888.346.5592.
Please bring: identification, proof of residence, proof of household income from all sources, and any supporting documents pertaining to the case (marriage license, child's birth certificate, court orders, etc.).
No, we can only give legal advice to clients.
No. Lowcountry Legal Volunteers provides free legal services to income qualified residents of Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties. However, you will be required to pay any court costs associated with your case.
No, unfortunately we cannot charge even a low fee for our services, but please call our office and we may be able to help you locate other resources.
No, we do not accept walk-ins. Please call us for an appointment at 843.815.1570.
Call our office at 843.815.1570 immediately.
Yes, what you tell our staff, volunteers, or lawyer is completely confidential. You are protected by lawyer/client privilege.
Yes, we have a bi-lingual paralegal on staff.