Consumer Issues

Learn how to protect yourself from fraud and scams. Find information on bankruptcy, credit repair, debt collection and more.

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We help our clients keep their essential property and assets

  • Home, Transportation and More: We can help you retain ownership of your home, car or other form of vital transportation, and other essential property by fighting foreclosures and repossessions, and handling ba​​nkruptcies.
  • Debt Collection and Unfair/Deceptive Trade Practices: We can protect you from illegal debt collections and abusive or deceptive trade practices.
  • Advance Directives: We can help you create advanced directives — wills, living wills, powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney — to distribute your property after death and determine who can make financial and medical decisions on your behalf.

Legal Aid NC Helpline

Toll-Free: 1 (866) 219-LANC (5262)

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Monday & Thursday

Apply for free help with civil (non-criminal) legal issues. Those 60 and older should call the Senior Helpline.

Category Name Organization
Small Claims A Guide to Small Claims Court Legal Aid of North Carolina
Cars Car Repair Claims Legal Aid of North Carolina
Cars Car Repossession Legal Aid of North Carolina
General Changing Your Identity in North Carolina Legal Aid of North Carolina
Loans and Credit Companies That Promise to Repair My Credit Legal Aid of North Carolina
Loans and Credit Divorce and Credit Accounts Legal Aid of North Carolina
Loans and Credit Free Credit Report Legal Aid of North Carolina
Fraud and scams How To Avoid Contractor Fraud Legal Aid of North Carolina
Debt How To Deal With Debt Collectors Legal Aid of North Carolina
Identity Theft Identity Theft Legal Aid of North Carolina
Identity Theft Identity Theft: Self-help Forms Legal Aid of North Carolina
Warranties Product Warranty Legal Aid of North Carolina
Loans and Credit Signing a Confession of Judgment Legal Aid of North Carolina
Debt The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act Legal Aid of North Carolina
Bankruptcy What is bankruptcy? Legal Aid of North Carolina
Learn about your rights in the workplace, what impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on unemployment benefits.