Serving People

Low-Cost Legal Assistance for Seniors

TARCOG employs a full-time, licensed attorney to provide legal assistance to senior adults age 60 and over living in DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison and Marshall counties.

General Areas of Assistance

TARCOG’s attorney is available to assist clients with various legal issues including, but not limited to:

  • Medicare and Medicaid Issues
  • Income maintenance
  • Long-term care
  • Individual rights
  • Consumer matters
  • Powers of attorney and health directives
  • Basic estate planning

If you have a question as to whether or not TARCOG can help with your particular case or legal matter, please contact the TARCOG legal department at 256-326-6078

TARCOG’s attorney also provides community education to groups and organizations. To request a presentation, call 256-326-6078 or scroll to the Resources to Download section below and download the Request for Legal Presentation PDF form.

Legal Matters We Do Not Handle

TARCOG’s attorney does not assist with:
  • Criminal matters
  • Filing bankruptcy
  • Fee-generating cases

How TARCOG’s Legal Assistance Works

TARCOG does not charge a set fee for its services; however, voluntary donations are permitted and encouraged. TARCOG has established a suggested contribution table to provide comparable data as guidance to those wishing to make a donation.

Please save and email your completed request form to legalintake@tarcog.us or mail your request to TARCOG: ATTN: LEGAL, P.O. Box 1087, Huntsville, AL 35805. We recommend that you encrypt any email containing personal information.

Scheduling Appointments for Legal Assistance

Reference the guide below for numbers to call for each county of residence within our service area.
DeKalb County
Appointments generally take place at the DeKalb County Council on Aging Office in Fort Payne unless other arrangements have been made.
Jackson County
Appointments generally take place at the Jackson County Council on Aging Office in Scottsboro unless other arrangements have been made.
Marshall County
Appointments generally take place at the Marshall County Council on Aging Office in Guntersville.
Madison County

Appointments generally take place at the TARCOG office located in Huntsville.

Limestone County
Appointments generally take place at the Athens-Limestone Senior Center.

Home and Facility Visits for Legal Assistance

Occasionally, home visits can be scheduled for people who receive services through Hospice, Home Health, Alabama Cares and Medicaid Waiver programs. Facility visits sometimes can be scheduled for seniors living in nursing homes.

To schedule a home or facility visit, the senior requesting the assistance should call 256-716-2442.

For more information about TARCOG’s legal assistance program, please call 256-716-2442.

CONNECT

256-830-0818
P.O. Box 1087
Huntsville, AL 35805

For senior or disabled services, or to make a referral, please call 256-716-2666.

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