Help for Seniors

The Elder Law Project provides legal advice and representation to Pinellas and Manatee County residents 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  in Manatee County .  The term “Elder Law” applies to many different areas of the law.  The list below can provide you with an idea of the type of legal problem that GLS would be willing to handled.   While there are no specific financial eligibility requirements, the Project targets its services to those with the greatest economic and social need.  Please be advised that as much as we would like to help every senior who applies for our services, we cannot accept every case due to limited resources. 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. 

For appointments in Pinellas County call  (727) 821-0726  between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

For appointments in Manatee County call  (941) 746-6151  between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

For appointments in Sarasota County call  (941) 366-1746  between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

  

Family Law Assistance: 
Relative Caregivers Adoption 
Dependency Cases 
Limited Power of Attorney  
Dissolution of Marriage
Health and Public Benefits:
Social Security 
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 
Unemployment Compensation 
Food Stamps 
Housing Issues:
Landlord/Tenant Disputes 
Mortgage Foreclosures  Defense
Federally Subsidized Housing 
Bankruptcy (to save home)

Consumer Protection: 
Medical Bills 
Contracts 
Public Utilities 
Bankruptcy advice
Debt Collection Defense 
Defending Garnishment of Social Security and Wages
 
   
Individual Rights: 
Living Wills 
Affidavits of Health Care Proxy 
Health Care Surrogates
Durable Powers of Attorney
Abuse and Exploitation 
Exploitation by family member
Representation of victims of domestic violence to obtain
protective orders against abusers