Library-Friendly Guides with Forms
Learn about your issue
Here are library-friendly information guides called "LibGuides" for some basic legal issues plus free online legal forms.
These new items cover some basic forms for small claims court, modification of child support, provisional custody by mandate and some expungement issues.Note about automated forms! Some of the online forms programs may work only in certain browsers. Try Chrome or another browser if you have difficulty with getting an online forms program to open in the browser you are using.
Use the Guide to create a court form to ask for a change to child support, also called a "modification" of child support.
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.
This guide has basic information about provisional custody by mandate in Louisiana. There is also a link to a computer program that will create a form for provisional custody by mandate. Warning: depending on your situation, you may need additional forms or different forms. This guide and the form do not cover provisional custody by mandate for any other state. The computer program includes the basic form. The guide and the computer program do not tell you what form you need for your particular situation or how to use the form. If you do not know which form or form or forms you need or how to use your form or forms, try to find a lawyer to help you with your case.
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.
Looking to find out where are the law libraries in Louisiana? There are law libraries at the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and law schools in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Get information here on where the libraries are located and how to access them.