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  • About Getting a Divorce in Louisiana -- Video and text.

    Information you need to know about getting a divorce in Louisiana. Click below to see and to hear the presentation. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • About Provisional Custody by Mandate Basic Information and Online Form

    Here is an information guide, which has a link to a computer program you can use to create a Provisional Custody by Mandate form. The guide is called a "LibGuide" (short for Library Guide or Librarian Guide) because it also can help librarians help other people. The LibGuide has general information plus a link to a computer program a person can use to create a Provisional Custody by Mandate form. Content Detail

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Asking a Court to Change Child Support: Basic Information and Online Form (also called asking a court to modify child support).

    Here is an information guide, which includes a link to a computer program you can use to create a court form for a change to child support, also called a "modification" of child support. The guide is called a "LibGuide" (short for Library Guide or Librarian Guide) because it can also help librarians help other people. The LibGuide has general information plus a link to a computer program a person can use to create a court form to ask for modification of child support. Content Detail

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Audio Guide: Going to court on your own? (Video and Text)

    No lawyer? Try to find one if you can. This item talks about some ways to find a lawyer. If that does not work, click on the picture above to hear and see a presentation that talks about some things you should do if you have to handle your case on your own. You can also read the text. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Audio Presentation: Your Guide to Court

    If you are going to court on your own watch this presentation to learn the basics of how to conduct yourself correctly. Created by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in collaboration with the Self-Represented Litigant Committee of the Louisiana District Judges Association and the Access to Justice Program of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services: Collaboration with Court & Bar Partners.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Court Based Online Self-Help Centers

    Court based online self help centers. Representing yourself? A number of courts have websites with information to help you. Read More

    By:
    From the site of the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • 22nd Judicial District Online Forms

    Here are family law forms posted to the website of the 22nd Judicial District Court. Scroll down the page to "Forms" on the page. Content Detail

    By:
    22nd Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana
  • Papers in your civil court case -- words you should know.

    You may come across some of these words in court. Click below to hear and see the presentation. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Paternity -- Acknowledgement of Paternity Forms

    See these online forms from the Louisiana Department of Health. See also Frequently Asked Questions about Paternity, in the Family & Children section of www.lawhelp.org/la, under the area marked "Paternity." Content Detail

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
  • People in your civil court case -- words you should know.

    Watch this presentation to find out about words you need to know. Click below to see and hear the presentation. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee. Read More

  • Places in your civil court case -- words you should know.

    Learn more about words you may come across in state courts in Louisiana. Click below to hear and to see the presentation. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee. Read More

  • Please take our automated forms survey.

    Here is a survey that will help us make our automated court forms better. Please take a moment to fill out the survey. The survey does not ask you to identify yourself or ask for any personal information. Content Detail

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
  • Procedures in your civil court case - words you should know.

    You may come across some of these words in court. Find out more -- click below to hear and to see the presentation. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee. Read More

  • Self Representation: How to Get Ready for Your Day in Court

    See this brochure to find out more about what happens in the courtroom, how to behave, and more. Content Detail

    By:
    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
  • Your day in court

    Tips about how to plan for your day in court, especially if you need to go alone without a lawyer. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
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