Family Law

If you are a military veteran that needs legal assistance in the area of family law, you may contact one of the listed legal resources.

The Orange County Bar Association assumes no responsibility for the legal service providers which appear on this list.

  • Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic
    The Bette & Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic provides free legal advice and representation to victims of family violence, including victims who are Veterans. The FPC primarily provides legal advice and representation to victims seeking Family Court protection orders or immigration benefits. The FPC primarily serves low-income and indigent victims. In addition to legal advice and representation, victims may receive advice and information on law and procedure by participating in one of our pro per protection order workshops.
  • Human Options
    Domestic violence related services, including counseling, shelter, transitional housing, education, case management, and legal advocacy.
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
    The mission of Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in southeast Los Angeles County is to provide civil legal services to low-income individuals and to promote equal access to the justice system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative self-help services, in-depth legal representation, economic development and community education.
  • Public Law Center
    To meet the legal needs of the growing veteran population, PLC created an outreach effort to military veterans called Operation Veterans Re-Entry. This program is dedicated to providing Orange County veterans and their families with free legal assistance to facilitate their re-entry into civilian life, including those who are homeless.
  • Veterans Legal Institute
    Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low income current and former service members so to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency. VLI also advocates on behalf of its clients by providing community education and policy advocacy in an effort to increase awareness, resources, and overall protections to current and former members of the US military.
  • The University of California, Irvine - School of Law Veterans Clinic
    The UCI Veterans Clinic connects members of the armed services in Southern California with meaningful legal services and educates the local community on veterans? issues. The clinic?s goal is to create a cohesive network of experienced providers of veterans services, making UCI Law one of the premiere institutions for veterans? benefits claims and discharge upgrades.
  • Public Counsel - Center for Veterans' Advancement
    Public Counsel's Center for Veterans' Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veteran's advocacy, provides direct representation, or representation through pro bono partners, to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation at both the local and national levels, and coordinates its work with efforts underway to establish special "Veterans' Courts" in Northern and Southern California designed to meet the unique needs of returning veterans. CVA also manages legal clinics, including one of the largest pro bono advocacy programs in the United States.
  • Levitt & Quinn - Veterans Project (Family Law Issues)
    Levitt & Quinn has a full-time staff position dedicated to assisting veterans who are homeless or low-income with their child support and other family law issues. Intakes are performed on a regular basis at various facilities for veterans. The services provided include advice, referrals, and direct representation in court. Levitt & Quinn also collaborates with community partner agencies to conduct educational trainings. Family law issues are one of the most pressing facing veterans. The goal of this project is to remove barriers for transitioning homeless veterans into permanent housing and employments. Ultimately, this project seeks to reintegrate veterans with their families and increase visitation with children to create more stable families. It is anticipated that in 2013-2014, 250 veterans will be served through this project.
  • Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
    CLA-LA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, and we assist clients regardless of their religion, race, color, creed, national original, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation or age. Clients, however, must satisfy our income guidelines, derived from California's housing guidelines for very low income families in Los Angeles. For example, in 2012, very low income means that a single person cannot earn more than $29,550 on an annual basis. Please contact us for more information about our income guidelines.


Orange County Bar Association
P.O. Box 6130, Newport Beach, CA 92658
949 440 6700 • info@ocbar.org