Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) offers free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. They serve 115 counties in Texas with 15 offices; the Abilene office serves Stonewall, Nolan, Taylor, Mitchell, Scurry, Fischer, Jones, Haskell, Throck-Morton, Shackel-Ford, Stephens, Eastland and Callahan counties. They are able to represent clients in any type of civil matter. Their practice focuses on support for families, preserving the home, maintaining, economic stability, safety, stability, and health, individuals with special needs and problems affecting groups of individuals. Specifically they take cases with domestic violence such as, adoption, child abuse and neglect, child custody, divorces involving family violence, enforcement of access and visitation, modification of visitation/custody, parental rights termination, paternity, termination and adoption when abuse is alleged and visitation enforcement.
Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify. Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice. Please note that we list the organizations below by the town/city where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple towns/counties. We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible. You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations. To search for resources by county, you can check out the Texas Law Help Legal Help Finder.