Self Help: Legal Information

We encourage our clients at The Family Center to seek safe and legal solutions to conflicts and problems that arise in life.  Below find a list of resources created and compiled by The Family Center attorneys.  Please see our Notice & Disclaimer.


Advance Directives

Information on granting someone you trust the authority to act on your behalf. Includes information on power of attorney, health care proxies, and living wills.


Child Only Grant Information

If you are raising a child not your own, you may be entitled to special financial benefits. More information can be found here.


End of Life Planning

Information on distribution of property upon death, wills, and burial plans.


Name Change Information

Information on the process of legally changing your name.


Requesting an HRA Fair Hearing

If your Public Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid or other state benefits have been improperly denied, reduced, or you think that you are entitled to more benefits than you are receiving, you should request a Fair Hearing. Learn how by clicking above.


Roommate Advice and HP Actions

Advice on securing a roommate and how to take HP Actions (Housing Part Actions) if a landlord refuses to make repairs.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) AND Social Security Disability (SSD)

Information to help you to understand SSI and SSD benefits that may be available to you.


TFC Attorney Talks

Watch these videos of Family Center attorneys discussing legal how-to’s on the following topics: being served in a civil legal matter, applying for Social Security, tenant’s rights and what to expect in housing court, and child support.  And stay tuned for more self-help videos to come!