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Her Justice serves women living in poverty in NYC who need help with family, matrimonial, or immigration legal issues. To learn more about eligibility, click here.

Please read below for more information about the types of cases we support.

Her Justice is not a walk-in service, and most clients are referred to us by community partners.

While we make every effort to match potential clients with a lawyer, we are not able to assist everyone who seeks Her Justice’s services. If we cannot match you with a lawyer, we want to point you in the right direction. “Additional Resources” at the bottom of this page provides step-by-step guides and lists of free legal and social service organizations who may be able to help.

Her Justice does not provide emergency legal assistance. If you have a time-sensitive legal need, please call 311 or go to for a list of legal service providers who may be able to help. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Family and Matrimonial Services

Her Justice practices in cases of divorce, spousal support, child custody, visitation, and civil orders of protection.

If you have this type of case, or think you may have this type of case, please fill out our intake application to tell us more about your situation. It’s safe and confidential. La aplicación también está en español.

Please note we cannot provide support in criminal cases.

Completing the online application is the quickest way to receive support.

If you have tech difficulties with the online application, please email us at [email protected] with your name and a safe email or phone number to reach you. We will reach out within 5 business days.

Immigration Services

Her Justice provides immigration assistance to women who have experienced domestic violence or other types of gender-based violence and are seeking to stabilize their immigration status in the United States. Click here to learn more about the types of immigration cases Her Justice can and cannot take. 
To obtain immigration assistance from Her Justice, individuals should call their borough’s New York City Family Justice Center (find your local center here).

Additional Resources

You are important to us. If Her Justice cannot take your case, we want to point you in the right direction. 
Check out our Legal Information Guides for step-by-step guidance on the basics of divorce, custody, support, and orders of protection (también en español). Check out our Legal Help Resources Guide and Social Service Resources Guide for a list of free organizations that may be helpful to you.