Metrowest Legal Services –Family Law
Our Family Law Unit provides legal services to victims or survivors of domestic violence. We make sure clients have the resources they need to keep themselves and their children safe and secure.
Domestic violence (also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), dating abuse, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.
Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. People of any race, age, gender, sexuality, religion, education level, or economic status can be a victim — or perpetrator — of domestic violence. That includes behaviors that physically harm, intimidate, manipulate or control a partner, or otherwise force them to behave in ways they don’t want to, including through physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, or financial control.
The mission of the Family Law Unit is to provide legal assistance and representation to low-income victims and survivors of domestic violence to restore them and their children to an economically sustainable life free of abuse.
We can help with:
- Restraining Orders
- Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Name Change Petitions
In addition, through our Private Bar Involvement (PBI) Program, local private attorneys volunteer their services to assist MWLS clients in family law matters, including uncontested divorces, guardianships, and paternity cases.
Due to limited capacity, we do not handle cases that involve child support only. If you have questions regarding child support only please scroll down to some links you may find helpful.