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Greater Waco Legal Services seeks to offer affordable legal services in strategic, community-driven, collaborative ways. Partnering with other organizations in our community, we provide affordable legal services as part of solutions to community-wide, systemic issues.

Providing the unemployed, homeless, abused, marginalized stranger access to a legal advocate who will listen compassionately, represent their rights zealously, and fervently seek justice and love with them, for them, and among them is what we do. 


We help you navigate the complex immigration and legal naturalization system. Whether you are trying to help a family member become a resident in the U.S., work in the U.S., or gain citizenship, we will lead you through these complicated legal matters. More specifically, we help clients with:

  • Family-based Petitions
    • I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
    • I-485 Adjustment of Status
    • I-601A/601 Extreme Hardship Waivers
    • Consular Processing
    • I-129F Fiancé/Fiancée Visas
  • Victim-based Petitions
    • VAWA
    • U Visas
  • Citizenship / Naturalization
    • N-400 Naturalization Application 
    • N-600 Certificate of Citizenship 
    • I-90 Permanent Resident Card Renewal (i.e., Green Card)


Marriage is a legally binding contract, and the legal process of separation or divorce can be challenging to navigate by yourself. At Greater Waco Legal Services, we offer guidance and support on:

  • Fault divorce
  • No-fault divorce
  • Marriage Annulment
  • Legal Separation
  • Mediation

Child Custody

We have a background in child custody services and provide legal counsel and advocacy for legal custody battles. Our representative services include:

  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Family Code
  • Parental Rights
  • Private Adoption
  • Visitation Rights


Managing the relationship and legality between landlords and tenants can be stressful. We lighten this tension by offering services such as:

  • Drawing up leases
  • Addressing lease abandonment
  • Handling evictions
  • Discrimination towards tenants by the landlord
  • Aiding in security deposit retrievals
  • Clarifying the legal bounds of subletting
  • Ensuring renter’s right to privacy
  • Other contracts, laws, and regulations

Wills & Estates

Our attorneys are experienced in a variety of will and estate issues. We will guide you through the legal jargon and help you make the most informed decision regarding your assets. Some of the services we offer in this area include:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
    • Wills
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Directives to Physician
    • Transfer on Death Deeds


Following the process of organizing your estate affairs and your will, our attorneys are well-equipped to legalize all documents and finalize your legal needs. Our probate services include:

  • Probate
    • With a Will
      • Letters Testamentary
      • Muniment of Title
    • Without a Will
      • Small Estate Affidavits
      • Declaration of Heirship Proceedings
      • Independent or Dependent Administration


At Greater Waco Legal Services, our attorneys can help you make changes to different titles, negotiate payments, and adjust deeds to best suit your needs. The services available are:

  • Property
    • Landlord-Tenant
    • Negotiating payment of delinquent taxes
    • Clearing title to a property
  • Affidavits of Heirship
  • Deeds

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1700 Colcord Avenue 
Waco, Texas 76707

P.O. Box 689
Waco, Texas 76703