Legal Help Resources To Deal With Legal Issues
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This category covers options and resources a person might use to understand if they have a legal issue, make a plan and strategy to respond to it, and follow through on procedure.
This information covers how to ask the court for a fee delayer application. If you cannot afford to pay the court costs due to your financial situation, you have the right to file in forma pauperis (IFP) without paying those fees. However, it’s important to understand that simply filing an affidavit with the court does not automatically grant you IFP status. The court will review your situation and determine if you qualify for IFP based on your poverty and lack of means.
Plain-language guided to understanding commonly used legal words, terms, definitions, and other legal processes.
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You may come across some of these words in court. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee.
Service is the formal legal term for delivery of papers filed with the Court to the opposing party in a lawsuit. Service means that the proper legal officer gives the opposing party the paperwork that has been filed with the Court by the other side. This article outlines the various methods of service available in Louisiana and explains how each method works.