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Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT)

https://www.liftonline.org/

Who We Are

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) is an innovative nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering unrepresented litigants with legal information and compassionate guidance so that they can successfully self-advocate in Family Court.

LIFT operates innovative, award-winning programs in the Family Courts and in the community. These programs promote positive outcomes for families and children and support the organization's mission: to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies.

LIFT serves 30,000 people each year. LIFT's services include:

Family Law Telephone, Email & Live Chat Hotlines: Family law information and high-impact referrals to responsive services. The Hotline accepts collect calls from correctional facilities and can be reached at 212-343-1122 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST). To ask a question online, please visitwww.lifthotline.org.

Family Legal Center: One-on-one legal information, assistance in preparing court documents, court accompaniment, referrals, and support groups for people without lawyers in child support, custody, and visitation cases. Located inside the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island Family Courthouses.

Education & Information Sites: One-on-one legal information about Family Court proceedings and resources, access to LIFT's Legal Resource Guides, volunteer lawyers, and more. Located inside the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island Family Courthouses.

Legal Resource Guides: More than 30 step-by-step guides to Family Court and family law. Available in 8 languages. Available at LIFT's Courthouse locations, Family Legal Center Resource Library, or can be downloaded online at www.liftonline.org/guide/english

 

Who We Serve

Area(s)
Statewide
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

The Hotline can access a telephone interpretation service if needed.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
NO

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

More than 30 step-by-step guides to Family Court and family law. Available in 8 languages. Available at LIFT's Courthouse locations or online at www.liftonline.org/guide/english

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Phone +

Phone Number
(212) 343-1122
Hours
Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Information

The Hotline accepts Collect Calls from correctional facilities.

The Family Law Information Telephone and Email Hotlines are open and available to everyone with questions regarding a family law or Family Court matter.

Appointment +

Address
32 Court Street (map)
Suite 1208
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone Number
(212) 343-1122
Information

The Hotline is open to all callers. Call Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm to schedule an appointment.

However, those wishing to schedule an in-person appointment or who walk-in must be over the age of 21 and involved in or thinking of becoming involved in Family Court without a lawyer.

The Family Law Information Hotline accepts collect calls from individuals in correctional facilities.

Individuals may also access services through the Family Law Information Email Hotline at www.lifthotline.org.

General Contact Information

Address
Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT)
32 Court Street (map)
Suite 1208
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone
(212) 343-1122
Fax
(646) 613 - 9632
Website
https://www.liftonline.org/
Last Review and Update: May 08, 2019

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