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Find practical information about your legal rights in Massachusetts. Includes information about Children and Families, Consumer & Debt, Criminal Records CORI , Disability, Domestic Violence, Employment and Unemployment, Health and Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, Income and Benefits, School. Go to www.masslegalhelp.org or click the button:
Ask a Law Librarian
You can also get basic information on over 150 legal topics from the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Library. Click here to find out how to reach a law librarian by phone, text, email, IM, live chat, or in person.
Find Out About the Massachusetts Court System
Information about how the court system operates in Massachusetts, and about some court cases including Abuse & Harassment, Civil Appeals, Consumer Protection, Court Basics, Criminal Law, Families, Children & Divorce, Guardianship, Housing, Name Changes, Small Claims, Tickets & Traffic Offenses, Wills & Estates.
Information About Different Topics
Bankruptcy Information about filing a bankruptcy case without a lawyer.
Housing and Eviction
An overview of the eviction process including information about security deposits and foreclosures.
Information about subsidized housing.
Cash Assistance If you are struggling to pay your bills, you may be able to get cash assistance to pay your living expenses.
Executive Office of Elder Affairs: Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE)
(800) AGE-INFO 800-243-4636
TTY (800) 872-0166
Free health insurance information, assistance and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. Help compare costs and benefits of various health plans, explain benefits of Medicare and additional insurance options, including Medigap, HMOs, MassHealth and prescription drug options, and assist with enrollment, claims, billing, or denial of care issue.
SNAP/ Food Stamps Find out if you can get help paying for your groceries.
Social Security Law Information about retirement, Medicare and disability social security benefits.
Wills and Estates Find out about probate in Massachusetts.