- Library staff CAN:
- - Direct you to legal forms and court publications.
- - Direct you to law books available at the Library.
- - Provide telephone numbers and links for local lawyer referral
services and legal services agencies.
- Library staff CANNOT:
- - Select or fill out court forms for you.
- - Tell you what words to use in your court forms.
- - Provide legal advice or legal interpretations.
- - Advise you whether or not you should bring your case to court.
- - Advise you what to say in court.
Divorce & Child Support
The Self-Service Legal Center site contains printable forms for divorce and child support issues. Please contact the office of the County Clerk for specific requirements regarding court filings. (The Monroe (IN) County Public Library has some additional court forms.)
El centro de auto-servicio legal del Sistema Judicial del estado de Indiana ofrece un formulario en español para preparar su propio divorcio simple.
SJCPL assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these documents, including reliance on their contents. For legal advice about your case, you should contact a lawyer.
The Thomson Gale Legal Forms database provides a selection of printable forms, specific to Indiana, for a variety of topics. This resource is available from your home computer with a valid St. Joseph County Public Library Card.
Legal Assistance & Answers
If you need information on pro-bono legal services or assistance in choosing an attorney, contact the St. Joseph County Bar Association. The Indiana Pro Bono Commission can also provide you with information about how you may be able to obtain a pro-bono attorney in Indiana (for civil cases only).
The State of Indiana's Public Defender's Office may be able to assist you with a criminal case.
Indiana Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. They provide answers to questions about Indiana law and can also assist you with finding local legal assistance.
Wills & Probate
The St. Joseph County Probate Court is located in the Juvenile Justice Center. The court has jurisdiction over estates, trusts, adoption, paternity and all "protected" persons.