Access to Justice
A Legal Advocacy Program
Since 1992, York County Community Action has been providing legal advocacy to low-income people attempting to represent themselves in family law matters. We explain court procedures, and paperwork and offer support at a confusing and difficult time.
This program helps people who need assistance with understanding court forms or in filling out court paperwork for family law issues such as parental rights and responsibilities, divorce, post-judgment motions, power of attorney, adoption, name change or guardianship.
This program CANNOT help with criminal matters, DHS protective cases, or bankruptcy.
Clients are seen by appointment at our offices in Sanford, Kittery and Biddeford.
Staffing the program is Helen Rousseau, MTS, a Legal Advocate for 10 years in the area of Family Law and other civil actions.
A Legal Advocate MAY:
- Explain court procedures
- Explain how to file forms and how to serve the other party
- Assist you with the completion of forms
- Refer you to other services that may be helpful
A Legal Advocate may NOT:
- Give you legal advice
- Represent you in court or at hearings
- Talk about your case with any one without your permission
- Comment on the substance of agreements between the parties
To make an appointment contact Helen Rousseau
From Biddeford, Saco, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach or Goodwin Mills, call 283-2402 OPTION 4
Otherwise call 1 800 644-4202 OPTION 4