Pisgah Legal Services helps victims of domestic violence take legal action to escape abuse and rebuild their lives and financial stability. Our staff and attorneys help victims, primarily women and children, improve their safety and provide services to increase independence from their abusers, including:

  • Protective orders, such as 50Bs
  • Child custody and child support
  • Divorce
  • Division of marital property
  • Housing and consumer issues

Our attorneys are experienced in family law and work on behalf of individual clients; they also work to change things on a broader level for low-income victims of domestic violence through advocacy across North Carolina.

PLS works in collaboration with domestic violence prevention agencies, shelters and law enforcement in six WNC counties. In Buncombe County, Pisgah Legal Services is one of the partner agencies working to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault, prevent domestic violence homicides and make our community a safer place for all our citizens. Find out more…

Call Pisgah Legal Services at (828) 253-0406 or toll-free at (800) 489-6144 to apply for services.


Pam came to Pisgah Legal Services after her husband threw her against a wall and broke her shoulder. She lost her job because she couldn’t work.

PLS attorneys helped her obtain alimony and the health insurance and care she needed to heal from her injuries and start a new life free from abuse.