Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc. - Wilmington Office

Contact Information

Name: Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc. - Wilmington Office
Address: 100 West 10th Street, Wilmington, DE - 19801
Phone: (302) 575-0408
Fax: (302) 575-0478

Service Information

Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc. is a non-profit organization that offers legal advice and assistance to people who cannot afford a private attorney. LSCD works to give low-income individuals an opportunity to exercise the rights they have been granted by law. We are not a political or religious organization. LSCD handles only civil cases. We do not handle any criminal matters. The exact amount of income depends on the size of your family, but if you qualify for food stamps, welfare, or other public benefits, chances are that you will be eligible for our services.

The attorneys and paralegals of Legal Services of Delaware will explain what your rights are under the law, they will help you decide what you can do to address your particular problem, they will help you solve your problem, if possible, by intervening on your behalf before government agencies and businesses and they will even help you take your case to court if necessary.

Mission Statement: The mission of Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc., is to use the practice of law to help low-income families in Delaware. We emphasize protection of those rights that are crucial to the viability of a stable family. LSCD addresses legal issues that threaten the economic independence of low-income Delawareans, so that families can live with dignity. We strive to meet this goal by working to protect families’ rights in the areas of safe and affordable housing, financial stability, and consumer protection.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is legal aid?

Legal aid is free or low-cost legal advice and assistance given to those who cannot afford the services of an attorney.

2. Who is eligible for legal aid?

The eligibility requirements for legal aid vary depending on the country or state, but generally, those who have limited income and cannot afford the services of a lawyer are eligible for legal aid.

3. How can I apply for legal aid?

To apply for legal aid, you can either visit your local legal aid office or access their website to fill out an application form. You will be required to provide information on your income and assets, as well as the legal issue you need assistance with.

4. What types of legal issues are covered by legal aid?

Legal aid covers a wide range of legal issues, including family law, criminal law, employment law, housing, consumer law, and immigration law.

5. Can I choose my lawyer with legal aid?

In some cases, you may be able to choose your lawyer with legal aid. However, in most cases, the lawyer assigned to you by legal aid will depend on their availability and expertise in the area of law your case involves.

6. How much does legal aid cost?

Legal aid is either free or offered at a reduced cost, depending on your income and assets.

7. What documents do I need to provide for legal aid?

When applying for legal aid, you will need to provide proof of your income and assets, such as bank statements, tax returns, and proof of benefits.

8. Is legal aid available for international cases?

Legal aid is only available for cases that fall within the jurisdiction of the country or state offering legal aid services.

9. Can I appeal a decision made by legal aid?

If you are not satisfied with the decision made by legal aid, you may have the right to appeal the decision. This may involve filling out an appeal form or attending a hearing.

10. How can I find a legal aid office in my area?

You can find a legal aid office in your area by searching online or contacting your local bar association.