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Some courts, law libraries and community organizations have special offices at courthouses and law libraries that help people who don’t have a lawyer for free.

Here is a list of their addresses and telephone number (by county in alphabetical order).

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Albany County

Albany County Family Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
30 Clinton Avenue, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12207
518-285-8600
Visit https://www.albanycountybar.org/page/helpcenter for days and times of operation.

This Help Center has:

  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Assistance Filling Out Forms


Bronx County

Bronx County Civil Court Help CenterWhat's There? ] 
851 Grand Concourse, Room 121
Bronx, NY 10451
718-618-1350
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Multi-court Help Center
  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Probate/Administration
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

Bronx County Housing Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
1118 Grand Concourse, Room 250
Bronx, NY 10456
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:15pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Housing Help Program (HHP)
  • Housing Court

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

Bronx County Family Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
900 Sheridan Avenue, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
718-618-2150
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

This Help Center lets people without a lawyer create and file petitions all in the same room. If you don’t have a lawyer, you can meet with Volunteer Attorneys, talk with LIFT representatives, receive copies of court orders, and appear before a Court Referee.

This Help Center allows unrepresented litigants to create and file petitions all in the same room. Additionally, litigants can meet with Volunteer Attorneys, talk with LIFT representatives, receive copies of court orders, and appear before a Court Referee.

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)

Website

Bronx County Family Court Volunteer Attorney ProgramWhat's There? ]
900 Sheridan Avenue
1st Floor in the Help Center
Bronx, NY 10451
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Get free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.:

LIFTWhat's There? ]
900 Sheridan Ave
1st Floor in the Help Center and on Lower Main
Bronx, NY 10451
212-343-1122

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) has tables in the Family Court offering on-the-spot help to families. Also, gives help and information on the telephone hotline.

Website

Bronx County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
851 Grand Concourse, Room 121
Bronx, NY 10451
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Multi-court Help Center
  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Probate/Administration
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website
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Columbia County

Columbia County Help CenterWhat's There? ]
Law Library
401 Union Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Multi-court Help Center
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Support
  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Dutchess County

Westchester County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
(closed 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Supreme Court cases
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Erie County

8th Judicial District Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
Supreme Court Library at Buffalo
77 West Eagle Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:00pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Housing Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • Internet Access Terminal (with no limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website | Brochure (pdf)
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Kings County (Brooklyn)

Kings County Civil and Housing Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
141 Livingston Street, Room 404
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:15pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court
  • Name Change

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

Kings County Family Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
330 Jay Street, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-401-9790
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Child / Spousal Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

Family Court Volunteer Attorneys ProgramWhat's There? ]
330 Jay Street
5th Floor Petition Room
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Get free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.

LIFTWhat's There? ]
330 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
212-343-1122

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) has tables in the Family Court offering on-the-spot help to families. Also, gives help and information on the telephone hotline. Located on the 6th Floor in the Petition Room waiting area.

Website

Red Hook Community Justice Center Help Center (Housing)
88 Visitation Place, Room 102
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)

Website

Kings County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
360 Adams Street, Room 122C
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-296-1740
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30 am to 4:45 pm
(closed 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Art. 78, Responding to complaint
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)

Kings County Surrogate's Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
360 Adams Street, Room 231
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Estate proceedings
  • Guardianship
  • Probate/Administration

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Monroe County

7th Judicial District Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
Hall of Justice 
99 Exchange Blvd, 5th floor, Room 525 
Rochester, NY 14614 
585-371-3284
Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30pm

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Small Claims/debt collection
  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Foreclosure
  • Criminal Issues
  • Traffic Violations

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Nassau County

Nassau County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
100 Supreme Court Drive, 2nd Floor
Mineola, NY 11501
516-493-3200
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Small Claims, Post Judgment Enforcement
  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Probate/Administration
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure
  • Criminal Issues
  • Traffic Violations

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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New York County (Manhattan)

New York County Civil and Housing Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
111 Centre Street, Room 104 
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm)

Note: Civil Court Help is available Mondays and Fridays.

Note: Civil Court Help Center is open only on Mondays and Fridays.

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Civil Court
  • Housing Court

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

New York County Family Court Help Center What's There? ]
60 Lafayette Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10013
646-386-5220
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Support Cases
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Guardianship
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

Family Court Volunteer Attorneys ProgramWhat's There? ]
60 Lafayette Street
1st Floor Help Center
New York, NY 10013
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Get free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.

LIFTWhat's There? ]
60 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
212-343-1122

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) has tables in the Family Court offering on-the-spot help to families. Also, gives help and information on the telephone hotline. Located in the lobby directly past the metal detectors.

Website

Harlem Community Justice Center Help CenterWhat's There? ]
170 East 121 Street, Room 109
New York, NY 10035
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This Help Center can help you with::

  • Housing Court

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

New York County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
60 Centre Street, Room 116
New York, NY 10007
646-386-3025
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with::

  • Article 78 proceedings, including NYCHA
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

New York County Surrogate's Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
31 Chambers Street, Room 500
New York, NY 10007
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(closed 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Estate proceedings
  • Guardianship
  • Probate/Administration

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Orange County

Westchester County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
(closed 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • All issues pending or to be commenced in Supreme Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Putnam County

Westchester County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
(closed 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • All issues pending or to be commenced in Supreme Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Queens County

Queens County Civil and Housing Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Room 235
Jamaica, NY 11435
Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm)

Civil and Small Claims Help available: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

Queens County Family Court Help Center
151-20 Jamaica Avenue, 1st Floor
Jamaica, NY 11423
718-298-0295
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Website

Queens County Family Court Volunteer Attorney ProgramWhat's There? ] 
151-20 Jamaica Ave., 1st Floor 
Jamaica, NY 11432 
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Get free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.

LIFTWhat's There? ]
151-20 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11423
212-343-1122

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) has tables in the Family Court offering on-the-spot help to families. Also, gives help and information on the telephone hotline. Located in the lobby, to the right of the Petition Room.

Website

Queens County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Room 100
Jamaica, NY 11435
718-298-1024
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Miscellaneous special proceedings
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Supreme Civil
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

Queens County Surrogate's Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Room 710-A
Jamaica, NY 11435
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
(closed 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Estate proceedings
  • Guardianships
  • Probate/Administration

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Richmond County (Staten Island)

Richmond County Civil and Housing Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
927 Castleton Avenue, Main Floor behind Part "Y" 
Staten Island, NY 10301
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website

Richmond County Family Court Help Center
100 Richmond Terrace, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-675-8800
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
Website

Richmond County Family Court Volunteer Attorney ProgramWhat's There? ] 
Richmond County Family Court Annex
25 Hyatt Street, 4th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Mondays: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Get free legal consultations on support, paternity, custody, visitation, family offense and guardianship matters.

Richmond County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
25 Hyatt Street, 5th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-675-8589
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm -2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)

Richmond County Surrogate's Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
18 Richmond Terrace, 2nd Floor 
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-675-8508
Monday - Friday 9:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(closed 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm) 

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Estate Proceedings
  • Guardianship
  • Probate/Administration

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
Website
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Rockland County

Westchester County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 4:00pm
(closed 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • All issues pending or to be commenced in Supreme Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Suffolk County

Suffolk County Supreme Court Help Center
Law Library
What's There? ]
400 Carleton Avenue, 4th Floor 
Central Islip, NY 11722
631-740-3961
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
(closed 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure
  • Criminal Issues
  • Traffic Violations

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)

Suffolk County Supreme Court Help Center
Law Library
What's There? ]
220 Center Drive, 1st Floor
Riverhead, NY 11901
631-852-2494
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
(closed 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • Housing Court
  • Civil Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure
  • Criminal Issues
  • Traffic Violations

This Help Center has:

  • Internet Access Terminal (with limitations)
  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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Westchester County

Westchester County Supreme Court Help CenterWhat's There? ]
Westchester County Courthouse, 9th floor
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
914-824-5457
Monday Thursday: 9:30 am - 4:00pm
(closed 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

This Help Center can help you with:

  • All issues pending or to be commenced in Supreme Court
  • Divorce/Matrimonial
  • Name Change
  • Supreme Civil
  • Guardianship
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure

This Help Center has:

  • DIY Form Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Court Forms
  • Sample Forms
  • Informational hand-outs
  • Referrals to other organizations (governmental & non-governmental)
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