Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.

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Elder Law

Legal aid helps people who are 60 years old or older with legal issues that affect their quality of life.  LAWO's Elder Law attorneys and paralegals provide assistance with Elder Law issues including legal advice, providing referrals, document preparation, and full representation in limited cases.

  • Housing (Landlord and Tenant problems, primarily eviction cases involving public, subsidized or private housing);
  • Durable Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, and some guardianships and conservatorships;
  • Divorce and some post divorce;
  • Nursing home issues including transfer and discharge, conditions, and evictions;
  • Government benefits (Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, and Medicare, bankruptcies, and consumer issues);
  • Community Legal Education (Attorneys often provide presentations to senior groups on legal topics of particular interest to elders).


A Montgomery County Human Services Levy supports LAWO's Elder Law and the Frail Elderly Project for frail seniors who cannot afford private legal counsel and who are in urgent need of legal services related to safety, access to medical care/medications, or shelter.