Guardianship legal clinic scheduled in Jackson - - Jackson, MS

Guardianship legal clinic scheduled in Jackson


Free legal assistance for establishing guardianship will be offered at the Eudora Welty Library in Jackson on July 28 at 10:30 a.m.  

Schools require documentation of legal guardianship before enrolling children living with someone other than a parent.

Grandparents and other relatives must have guardianship documents filed in Chancery Court.

The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project has scheduled the Guardianship Legal Clinic to assist low income citizens with the filing of uncontested guardianship petitions in Hinds County Chancery Court.

According to a press release from Beverly Pettigrew Kraft, the Public Information Officer for the Administrative Office of Courts, the deadline to sign up for assistance at the clinic is July 21.

Eligibility to attend a clinic is limited to those whose income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.  For example, that would be an annual income of $23,760 or less for an individual, or an annual income of $48,600 or less for a family of four.

The Guardianship Legal Clinic will assist applicants in preparing documents and getting ready to go to court.  The attorneys will explain the proceedings, provide legal information and answer questions.  

The free clinic is set for July 28th at 10:30 a.m. at the Eudora Welty Library at 300 N. State Street in Jackson.

If you are interested you must contact MVLP at 601-882-5001 to find out if you are eligible for services and to schedule an appointment.

For more information about MVLP or the legal clinic, please call 601-882-5001 or click here

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