The COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline is here to help Iowans with free legal advice regarding their legal problems related to the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis.


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Due to COVID-19 concerns, all Iowa Legal Aid offices are closed to the public until further notice. Iowa Legal Aid is still operating and we are working remotely. To apply for our services, look at the apply online page for the types of cases we are taking. 

Current clients can reach their attorney by calling 1-800-532-1503 between 8:30 and 4:30, Monday - Friday.

Iowans age 60 and over: please call our Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at 1-800-992-8161.

Iowa has interactive forms for divorce without children

The Iowa Judicial Branch developed a new, interactive way of creating Divorce without Children forms. You can find links to the new forms here:

The PDF forms for Divorce without Children, Divorce with Children, and Custody cases are still available here.


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How to Get Legal Help

To apply for free legal help from Iowa Legal Aid, call 1-800-532-1275 Monday-Friday from 9 to 11 am or from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, except Thursday afternoon. You may apply online at any time. Offices are open 8:30 to 4:30 (emergencies taken when open. Iowans 60 and over may call the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at 1-800-992-8161 Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Click here to see what days Iowa Legal Aid is closed.

People who cannot get help from Iowa Legal Aid may be able to find a lawyer through the Iowa State Bar Association's Iowa Find-a-Lawyer website.Attorneys taking part in Iowa Find-a-Lawyer charge a $25.00 fee for the first 30-minute consultation. If you need more help beyond the 30-minute consultation, you will need to negotiate a fee arrangement with the attorney.

Languages and Accommodations

Iowa Legal Aid's goal is to communicate effectively with
our clients. We can use:

  • large print;
  • Relay Iowa;
  • Free interpretation service,
  • language translation service; or
  • other steps for effective communication.

Interpretation and translation services and reasonable
accommodations will be provided at no cost to qualified

Please let us know if any special service is needed to provide legal help to you.


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