Legal FAQ (The Purple Book)

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This manual was made possible by a public interest law fellowship generously sponsored by the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest, for West Virginia Senior Legal Aid, Inc. (WVSLA). Funding and support was also provided by the federal Administration on Aging, Northwestern Area Agency on Aging, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services.

WVSLA is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to needy West Virginians age 60 and older. Needy senior West Virginians can access our services at 1 (800) 229-5068. We are funded by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, the federal Administration on Aging, the Northwestern Area Agency on Aging, and other grants and donations.

This manual contains only general legal information and is intended to provide an overview of the law for senior citizens. Complex laws and regulations have been simplified. Because your particular situation may warrant different actions and/or results, you should contact a lawyer about specific questions. For further assistance, please call West Virginia Senior Legal Aid at 1 (800) 229-5068.

This publication is under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. That means that anyone is free to photocopy and share pages from this manual, as long as they are distributed for free and each page includes our footnote and contact information.

We hope this manual will empower needy senior West Virginians to make good legal decisions and to preserve their autonomy.

As with any other material of this type, this manual is intended to offer general legal information and guidance, not specific legal advice. Your particular circumstances are likely to be unique. You should contact an attorney for legal assistance for your specific legal problem.