April 20, 2017

Grandparents’ Rights in West Virginia


West Virginia is different than many other states in that it has a specific code section that is dedicated to this very topic.

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April 13, 2017

How Legal Aid Helps Veterans


Are you a veteran who is having a hard time getting by? Do you know one? Legal help can make a difference in a veteran’s life.

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April 06, 2017

Pro Bono Representation of Clients

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Legal Aid of West Virginia's Wheeling office is fortunate to have a local bar dedicated to pro bono representation of clients who might not otherwise be able to pay for legal services.

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March 30, 2017

Legal Aid of West Virginia is a Non-Profit Law Firm


Many people think that Legal Aid of West Virginia is a government agency. We are not. Legal Aid of West Virginia is a non-profit law firm dedicated to assisting clients who are vulnerable or unable to afford an attorney.

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March 23, 2017

West Virginia State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

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The West Virginia State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a federally funded program which “provides free, objective and confidential help to West Virginia Medicare beneficiaries.”

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February 23, 2017

Grandparents as Caregivers


Are you currently a grandparent raising your grandchild? Did you know that there is a federal law that can help assist you in getting your grandchild enrolled in school without formal guardianship on an emergency basis?

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January 23, 2017

Loan Acceleration


You’ve fallen behind on your monthly payments for a car, house or another type of loan. Now the creditor is threatening to accelerate your loan. Loan acceleration is when the creditor says “no more monthly payments. You owe us the whole outstanding amount of the loan, in full, immediately.” It usually means the creditor’s going to repossess the car, and maybe also sue you for the amount owed.

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December 19, 2016

Installment Land Sales Contracts


In an ordinary house or land sale, the title is put in the buyer’s name on the date of sale. But with an Installment Land Sale Contract, the buyer doesn’t get the title to the land until all payments have been made. No down payment, no bank delays, no closing costs, no lawyer fees. Just move in and start paying and when you pay it off, they’ll give you the title.

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November 29, 2016

Creditor Harrassment


Are you getting phone calls from someone who says you owe them money? Have you fallen behind on your loan payments and now creditors are calling you, over and over, day and night? What do you do if you don’t owe the money the debt collector is trying to collect? Can you do anything to stop the debt collector from contacting you? If the creditor or bill collector has followed the rules and limits, there is not much you can do. But if the creditor or bill collector has broken the rules, there may be a lot you can do.

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October 25, 2016

Child Support in West Virginia


Child support is money that a parent pays to help support a child that does not live with them most of the time. The child might live with the other parent, or with someone else. Under West Virginia law, every child has the right to be supported by both parents and this can be a big issue for many parents.

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