Services for Seniors

GLS provides legal advice and representation to persons who are 60 years of age or older, or persons who are 55 years of age or older who are caring for minor children, or disabled adults. The list below shows the types of legal problems that GLS may handle for seniors:

Family Law Assistance

  • Representation of Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Relative Caregiver Child Custody
  • Limited Power of Attorney
  • Dissolution of Marriage

Financial Stability

  • Social Security
  • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Medical Bills
  • Debt Collection Defense
  • Defending Garnishment of Social Security and Wages
  • Life-planning documents (living wills, healthcare surrogate, etc.)

More information on Florida’s Medicaid Long-Term Care is here.

Housing Stability 

  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Defense
  • Federally Subsidized Housing
  • Housing Discrimination

*While there are no specific financial eligibility requirements for seniors, GLS targets its services to those with the greatest economic and social need. Due to limited resources, we cannot accept every case. Case acceptance will depend on the circumstances of each case and staff availability.

If you have special needs due to illness or disability, we may be able to arrange a home visit. Please contact us at (800) 230-5920.