Eligibility

You must live in Baldwin, Clarke, Mobile, or Washington counties or have a legal matter that must be handled in Baldwin, Clarke, Mobile, or Washington County.


You must be 19 years or older. A parent or legal guardian can apply for services on behalf of a minor in some circumstances.


This is an income and asset based program for low-income households. Your income and assets must fall beneath a certain level. 


 Assistance Areas Include:

  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Credit Access / Collection Defense
  • Consumer Finance
  • Tenant's Rights
  • Deeds / Home-ownership Issues
  • Contract Warranty Issues
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Small Estates
  • Name Change
  • Wills
  • Power Of Attorney
  • Advanced Healthcare Directive (Living Will)
  • Divorce by Agreement
  • Divorce by Publication
  • Child Support Modifications
  • Adoption
  • Paternity / Legitimation 
  • Custody by Agreement
  • Collection of Judgments (Small Claims)
  • Wage claims (under $1000)
  • Contact SAVLP regarding other possible non-criminal areas of assistance. 


As a recipient of federal funds, SAVLP is restricted from handling certain types of cases.

  • SAVLP does not handle criminal matters
  • SAVLP does not handle fee generating matters that private attorneys are willing to take on a contigency basis
  • SAVLP does not do rulemaking, lobbying, class actions
  • SAVLP cannot handle legal matters on behalf of incarcerated or institutionalized persons and undocumented immigrants (clients must sign an attestation of USA citizenship or provide Eligible Non-Citizen Status)

 *Subject guidelines differ according to county and are subject to change depending on availability of volunteer lawyers.


If you have a legal issue that is not listed, contact the SAVLP office at (251) 438-1102 or toll free (855) 997-2857.  You will receive voicemail and your call will be returned in the order that it was received. 

 

If you have given details of the case to Legal Services Alabama, please do not call SAVLP.  Legal Services will refer the matter to SAVLP if the case meets SAVLP guidelines.
If you have given details of the case to Legal Services Alabama, please do not call SAVLP.  Legal Services will refer the matter to SAVLP if the case meets SAVLP guidelines.