Legal Help for Low-Income Coloradoans

Are you a low-income Coloradoan in need of legal help? If so, check out what is available from Colorado Legal Services, opens a new window (CLS). CLS provides legal help for low-income Coloradans seeking assistance with civil legal needs.

What kinds of civil legal cases can CLS help with?

Family law


  • domestic violence
  • divorce
  • custody, guardianship, and others

Consumer/debt problems


  • bankruptcy
  • garnishment
  • collection
  • repossession, and others

Housing law


  • foreclosures in some but not all CLS offices
  • evictions
  • landlord/tenant issues, and others

Issues for seniors


  • living wills
  • medical durable powers of attorney, and more

Problems with government benefit programs


  • Social Security
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • SSI
  • other government benefits

Tax controversies with the IRS


  • Tax Court litigation
  • IRS exams and audits
  • IRS appeals
  • identity theft/tax preparer fraud
  • liens and levies
  • collection alternatives (installment agreements, offers in compromise, economic hardship issues)
  • earned income tax credit denials
  • innocent spouse relief
  • underreported/disputed income
  • cancellation of debt income


  • Including citizens and those who are (1) present in the U.S. and (2) have an acceptable “category” of immigration.
    • These categories are complicated and assessed on a case-by-case basis, but include Lawful Permanent Residents and Asylees, among other categories

Other civil problems

  • Not criminal or traffic 

For more information about Colorado Legal Services and to learn how to apply for legal services, visit Colorado Legal Services, opens a new window or call 303-837-1313.

For other recommended resources, view the  Legal Assistance category of Community Resources.

For more information about legal services regarding citizenship and immigration, view the Citizenship and Immigration Guide.

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