Domestic Violence/Family Law

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ family law practice covers many areas of law, and focuses on helping domestic violence victims and survivors leave abusive relationships.

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Click here for a list of emergency shelters.

We can help with these issues:

  • Restraining orders
  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child concealment
  • Paternity
  • Child support
  • Property division
  • Evictions
  • Consumer debt
  • Government benefits
  • Immigration-related issues, including family reunification
  • Sexual assault

If you are an immigrant who is a victim of domestic violence, click here.

We also have specialized family law services for military veterans. Click here to read more about our services to veterans.

We have social workers who can:

  • Connect survivors to resources
  • Provide ongoing case management
  • Offer life skills education
  • Give individual counseling

LAFLA partners with several organizations to offer services. Click here for a list of resources.

Domestic Violence Clinics

We run three domestic violence clinics in downtown LA, Long Beach and Santa Monica.

Their locations and hours are:

Downtown LA
Toll Family Law Counseling Center, Los Angeles Courthouse
111 N. Hill St. Room 245, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Get Directions

Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-3:30 pm.
Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Walk-ins only, no appointments are available.

Long Beach Courthouse
275 Magnolia Ave., Room 1004, Long Beach, CA 90802 Get Directions

Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Intake at 9:00 a.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Walk-ins only, no appointments are available.

Santa Monica Courthouse
1725 Main St., Room 121, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Get Directions

Hours:
Monday-Wednesday and Friday. 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Closed Thursdays.
Walk-ins only, no appointments are available.

We also hold clinics at other times. Click here to see our upcoming clinics.

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Office Locations

We also have three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at the Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse.

LAFLA operates four Self-Help Legal Access Centers located in the Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance courthouses.