We're huge fans of higher technologies and believe the increasing availability of internet access and internet-ready devices will change the ways we're able to serve our clients. But for now, calling in is the best option when dealing with certain legal issues and being accessible to certain populations. Some of our helplines were created so that callers can remain anonymous—something that has become more and more difficult online. 

Access and Visitation Hotline

Our Access and Visitation Hotline helps non-custodial parents across Texas with basic legal information, education, and resources. We can assist with access, visitation, custody, paternity establishment, child support order process, modifications, and enforcement. We answer calls in English and Spanish.

Access and Visitation Hotline


Monday — Friday | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Family Helpline | CPS Information and Education

If you have questions about child protective services, our Family Helpline has answers. Our experienced child welfare attorneys provide free legal information and education about child protective services over the phone—in an anonymous setting. We answer calls in English and Spanish.

Family Helpline
Monday — Friday | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault provides free and confidential legal advice to those who have been affected by sexual assault. An attorney will answer your call and provide you with options, resources, and answer any questions you may have.


You can still call us even if you have not reported to law enforcement. You may choose to remain anonymous. However, identifying information is necessary for those who wish to receive extensive services. We answer calls in English and Spanish—and we're LGBTQ-friendly.

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault
844-303-SAFE (7233)
Monday — Friday | 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Legal Hotline for Texans

If you are age 60 or older, attorneys on the Legal Hotline for Texans can give you legal advice—all for free and over the phone. In addition to advice, we can point you towards free legal forms, government/nonprofit services, and other free resources available.


Some of the legal issues we can help with are advance directives, power of attorney, guardianship, home ownership, landlord/tenant, Medicare, Medicaid, consumer issues, and accessing public benefits. We answer calls in English and Spanish.


Legal Hotline for Texans
800-622-2520, Option 3
Monday — Friday | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


We receive a heavy volume of calls. If you get our voicemail, please give your name, phone number including area code, address, a brief description of your problem, and the best time for us to call you back. You may leave more than one phone number.

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