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Lawyers help residents of Novoaidar, who suffered from war

The war brought double tragedy to the family from Luhansk. Free legal aid became the heaven-sent opportunity for the widow that remained with troubles by herself: without a roof over her head and without a penny in the pocket.

Lyubov Boiko* addressed Novoaidar Legal Development Network office in August 2016 with a request to receive a compensation for her destroyed house. She explained that in January 2014 as a result of military operations a direct hit destroyed her family house. After a week after one more disaster occurred: her husband died.

Gradually recovering from the disaster, the woman began to think how and where to live. But the ownership of the house was issued to her husband, and she could not register the property in the order of succession because she had no money.

The lawyer at the office of Luhansk regional organization "Public Service of Legal Aid" Tetyana Gan’shyna explained all the details of the situation during the consultation. As it turned out, Lyubov appealed to the private notary office for consultation regarding the inheritance of property and found out that there was a possibility of drawing up the inheritance case. The lawyer helped the woman write a statement to the private notary for documents, confirming her right to inherit immovable property.

After application to the notary the woman received the certificate of the right to inherit property of her deceased husband and could confirm her right to receive financial aid in the local military and civil administration.

The office of the Legal Development Network in Novoaidar region provides free legal aid to the victims of war and internally displaced persons at the address:

2 Nezalezhnost’ Street, Novoaidar, Luhansk region.

Visiting hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

*Names are changed for ethical reasons.

P. S. The Legal Development Network offices are created and work with financial support of “Human Rights and Justice” Program Initiative of International Renaissance Foundation.  Read more about activity of Community Law Center network, basics and principles of work on Legal Space.

The opinion of the International Renaissance Foundation cannot coincide with the point of view of authors of publication.

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