Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society, Inc.

What Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society does:

Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society ("HOFLA") is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal advice and representation to low-income residents in Central Florida.


Types of cases handled:

  • Divorce:  Involving children or financial matters
  • Paternity: Paternity, parenting plans, and time-sharing
  • Domestic Violence:  Petitioners who need a permanent injunction for protection
  • Immigration Law: VAWA Relief, U-Visas, and T-Visas

Areas served:

  • Hardee County
  • Highlands County
  • Polk County

Income & other eligibility:

HOFLA serves those who are at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.


How to get help:

Call HOFLA's main office at 1-863-519-5663 to get more information about how to apply for services.


Office locations:

Main Office
550 East Davidson Street
Bartow, Florida 33830
​​Telephone: 1-863-519-5663
Fax: 1-863-578-3580

Highlands County Office
Highlands County Courthouse
430 South Commerce Ave.
Sebring, Florida 33870
​​Telephone: 1-863-402-6983


Updated: September 10, 2018

Topics: Family Law, Custody, Divorce/Separation/Annulment, Paternity, Domestic Violence, Immigration