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Nashville Non-Profit, The Legal Tree, Helping Low-Income Families Fight Legal Battles

Posted: 7:31 AM, Nov 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-22 13:42:54Z

Life doesn't take a break, even during the holidays. Now, a Nashville non-profit is helping low-income families fight their legal battles. 

"It's very overwhelming. I'm a single-parent. I don't currently have any family in the Nashville area," said Celina Vito. 

Vito is a single mom in the midst of a custody dispute.

"My court date is coming up probably in the next week or so. We've been going over things and getting prepared for it over the last month or so," she said. 

Vito said  The Legal Tree has made a stressful situation less intimidating. 

"I've been so grateful meeting with the people with The Legal Tree. They've made me feel super comfortable," she said. 

"We base our fees based on a sliding scale based on income and family size," said Lauren Henderson.

Henderson is the president, founder, and executive director of The Legal Tree.

She said the non-profit was founded to help low to moderate income families wade through legal issues at a fair price. 

"Adoption, divorce, child custody, child support," she said. 

Henderson said local lawyers can use their pro-bono hours to help the organization. If you are in need of legal services or for more information  click here