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Her Justice provides free legal help to women living in poverty in New York City.
To receive help from Her Justice, you:
- Identify as a woman
- Live in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island
- Have a legal matter (issue or problem) relating to family, divorce or immigration law
- Meet our income guidelines—Her Justice serves women whose annual household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines established by the Department of Health and Human Services. Federal, state and local organizations that provide services to poor individuals living in the United States use these guidelines to decide who is eligible for assistance.
Her Justice evaluates each request for legal assistance on an individual basis. We weigh many factors and will take extraordinary circumstances into consideration when determining a woman’s financial eligibility for our help.
Alice M.* talks about the life-changing help she received from Her Justice.
*name changed to protect the anonymity of our client
Chavie was 30 years old and a former adherent of the Hasidic faith when she came to Her Justice in 2012 seeking to change the terms of the custodial agreement she and her ex-husband had reached for their three children before an all-male tribunal of rabbis.
As per the religious divorce, they had originally agreed to joint custody of the children with visitation rights for the ex-husband and Chavie as the residential parent. They also agreed to raise the children in the Hasidic faith, including sending them to Hasidic schools. Since the agreement, Chavie was slowly moving away from her faith and finding a new identity for herself.Read the whole story Find out more about divorce