FIU Law Practice

Access to Justice. Affordable Legal Services

FIU College of Law is pleased to announce the opening of its FIU LAW Practice (“FIU Law Practice”), a low bono initiative.

Too often low- and moderate-income Miami-Dade County families who do not qualify for free legal services opt not to hire an attorney because of the prohibitive costs.  As an institutional member of the local community, the Florida International University College of Law is committed to providing solutions bridging this access to justice gap.  The launch of the FIU Law Practice low bono initiative manifests our dedication. [“Low Bono” is a term used for legal services offered to families of modest income.]FIU Law Practice offers affordable, low cost legal services in the family law area to low- and moderate-income families who do not qualify for free legal services.  FIU Law Practice assists modest income families falling within the 125% and 200% poverty guidelines by providing affordable legal services in the family law area. FIU Law Practice charges its clients, using a sliding scale based on the client’s ability to pay and offering flexible, installment payment plans. FIU Law Practice utilizes the legal clinic’s current screening process to confirm eligibility based upon federal poverty guidelines and levels.

Family Law Areas

We will provide services in the following family law areas:

  • Divorce (Contested and Uncontested)
  • Paternity/Child Support/Time Sharing
  • Post-Judgment Modification(s)
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions (Civil)
  • Prenuptials/Postnuptial
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Guardianship
  • Wills

External Resources

Women’s Shelters: Lotus House: https://lotushouse.org/ Miami Rescue Mission Center for Women and Children: http://www.caringplace.org/ New Life Family Center: http://www.ccadm.org/sh_projects/the-new-life-family-center/ Victim Response, Inc/The Lodge: http://www.thelodgemiami.org/ Camillus House: http://www.camillus.org/ A Women’s Place: 305-358-2063 This Website contains links to other sites. FIU Law is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of the Websites and encourages you to examine each Website's privacy policy and disclaimers and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability correctness of material, and information found.

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