Colorado Legal Services

Jun 1, 2021 | Legal & Financial

Legal help for low-income Coloradans seeking assistance with a variety of civil legal needs. CLS is a non-profit providing, if eligible, free legal advice, clinics and representation to low-income Coloradans and seniors. CLS has an intake process that all applicants must complete. We aren’t a hotline you can call for quick guidance without first being screened.

If you get an eviction notice:

Contact Colorado Legal Services for help responding to an eviction notice:
Phone: 970-493-2891,

215 W. Oak Street, Suite 800, Ft. Collins, CO 80521

Review this Housing Empowerment Guide (https://fuerzalatinafoco.org/resources) prepared by Fuerza Latina to understand your rights and the type of information that you will need to gather.

What kinds of cases can CLS help with?
Family law: domestic violence, divorce, custody, guardianship and others;
Consumer/debt problems, including bankruptcy, garnishment, collection, repossession and others;
Housing law, including foreclosures in some but not all CLS offices, evictions, landlord/tenant issues and others;
Issues for seniors, including living wills, medical durable powers of attorney, and more;
Problems with programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, and other government benefits;
Tax controversies with the IRS, including Tax Court litigation, IRS exams and audits, IRS appeals, identity theft/tax preparer fraud, liens and levies, collection alternatives (installment agreements, offers in compromise, economic hardship issues), earned
income tax credit denials, innocent spouse relief, underreported/disputed income, and cancellation of debt income;
Other civil (not criminal or traffic) problems; and
Immigration: we can help citizens and those who are (1) present in the U.S. and (2) have an acceptable “category” of immigration. These categories are complicated and assessed on a case-by-case basis, but include Lawful Permanent Residents and Asylees, among other categories
Some offices do not handle all types of cases because of limited resources. Contact your local office for details about types of cases currently being accepted

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To qualify:

Larimer County resident, at least 60 years old, no income or asset limits.