25 Years of PLA: Family Law Unit

Two lawyers from the Family Law Unit pose for a picture

The Family Law Unit supports survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in securing protection from abuse orders and providing service in child custody, child support, and divorce. In addition to providing representation, the Family Law Unit assists a large number of survivors with pro se assistance or assistance in self-representation. Without this work, many survivors would not know how to represent themselves in court and would not be able to successfully make their cases. As the largest family law service provider and referral source in Philadelphia, the Family Law Unit makes incredible efforts to make Family Court more accessible and equitable, particularly for non-English speaking clients and immigrants.

“Every day I talk to people, they are feeling more hopeful about their lives.” Gaby, Supervising Attorney