Portland State University. Department of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (45 pages)
Legal aid -- Oregon -- Portland, Family Law Center (Portland, Or.)
The family is the basic unit in our society. When there is a breakdown in this unit, specifically in the marital relationship, the effect upon the husband, wife, and children can be devastating in terms of poverty, abuse, and cost to society. The frequent inability of the poor to obtain counseling and legal assistance in resolving family relationships perpetuates the social and psychological results of a poor marriage. This study is concerned with poor persons and their ability to receive both legal and counseling services for their family problems 0 Other concerns are with the questions of alternatives to divorce for the client, the effects of marital breakup on the children, and the possibility and utility for a social worker to have a role in the legal process.
Thomas, Cynthia Ann and Vail, Susan Marie, "A Study of the Legal Aid Family Law Center and its Clients, by Cynthia Ann Thomas [and] Susan Marie Vail" (1972). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1582.