CLAM attorneys provide legal representation for low income clients in every aspect of family law. We prioritize representation for parents and children who are victims of domestic abuse or violence, or where there is a need to advocate for the best interests of a child.

 

We offer assistance for clients seeking help with establishing child and spousal support, child custody, and advocate for fair and equitable distribution of property. We petition for guardianships of a minor or incapacitated adult. Whenever appropriate, we also educate the client on alternatives to litigation such as mediation and counseling.

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CLAM cannot accept walk-ins. To request help, call 314-977-3993 on Tuesdays. Given the volume of calls received, it may take several weeks before you can speak with an attorney. You also can e-mail us:

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Guardianship of a Minor
December 29, 2017

The staff attorneys at SFCS Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry recently were contacted by a grandmother, “Lottie,” seeking help in obtaining . . .

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March 18, 2021

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Building a New Family

St. Francis’ attorney walked Monica through the guardianship process, advocating for this family at every turn. When Monica was concerned about attending her video court appearance because of an unstable home internet, her attorney located space at the public library so she wouldn’t have to stress during the appointment. This family successfully petitioned for guardianship, and while they are still grieving the death of their family member, they are doing so together.

*Names are changed to protect client privacy