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Tips if you must handle your legal issue on your own without a lawyer. This document is strictly for informational purposes, it does not include legal advice.
The law says an "individual who is unable to pay the costs of court because of his poverty and lack of means" may file without paying court costs. This is called filing in forma pauperis (IFP). It is important to know that filing the affidavit with the court does not automatically lead to IFP status.