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  • Legal Hospice of Texas Legal Hospice of Texas

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(32.7863,-96.8205)
 

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Mission Statement

Legal Hospice of Texas has a mission to provide timely and compassionate legal services to low-income individuals with terminal illnesses or HIV-disease.

Description

Legal Hospice of Texas is the only provider in our service area of pro bono legal services dedicated to this population of low-income individuals with terminal illnesses or HIV-disease. Every client has an appointment with an attorney. In addition to the main office inDallas, Legal Hospice of Texas provides off-site appointments for clients at additional sites scattered across our service area. For clients who are too ill to travel, we can arrange intake, attorney consultation, and execution of estate planning documents in residential, medical, and extended care settings.

Legal Hospice of Texas provides free legal counsel, advocacy, and representation in the areas of Estate Planning (wills, financial/medical power of attorney, living wills, guardianship declaration), Insurance (health, life, credit, disability, COBRA), Employment (benefits, discrimination, ADA, FMLA, return to work issues, disability issues), Credit (debt counseling, creditor harassment), Public Benefits (Social Security counseling and appeals), and Housing (discrimination, eviction). In addition to these services, LHT maintains a network of attorneys who accept referrals of non-qualifying cases, frequently at a reduced fee.

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