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.
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.
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.