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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Family Court Self Help Appointments

Please be aware that all front counter in person services are available at both Self-Help locations or via chat. Currently Self-Help appointments are still suspended until further notice. However, both Self-Help locations are handling emergency petitions, limited in person appointments, and workshops. The option to mail your completed packet for review and filing is still available. If you have any questions please contact us via chat.

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit’s Self-Help Program (SHP) now provides Self-Represented Litigants (SRL) the ability to schedule their Self-Help appointment online. Please read the different appointment types carefully below before clicking on the link to schedule your appointment.

Please note that scheduling the incorrect appointment type can subject you to being rescheduled for another date. All SHP appointments are scheduled for specific dates and times depending on appointment type. After you schedule your appointment online, you will be receiving a confirmation via email and text with appointment details.

Appointment Types

First Time Visit

Your packet is fully completed and is ready for Self-Help Paralegal review prior to filing. The Self-Help service fee (see fee schedule) includes Paralegal review, notarization of court documents, initial procedural information, follow-up procedural information, and procedural information to obtain a hearing.

Example: To make an appointment for a Post Judgment Modification packet, you will select First-Time Visit Modification


Blitz

Simple Divorce - No Children, No Property and No Debt packet is fully completed and ready for Self-Help Paralegal review prior to filing. Self-Help service fee (see fee schedule) includes Paralegal review, notarization of court documents, initial procedural information, follow-up procedural information and procedural information to obtain a hearing. Blitz appointments can be also made for Name Change Petitions.

Example: To make an appointment for a Blitz, you will select Blitz-Divorce Simple w/ no Children or for a Name Change Blitz-Name Change

Please note that if both parties are in full agreement you must select “agreement” when making your appointment.


Workshop

Need assistance completing your packet prior to filing? The Self-Help Program offers workshops with a Self-Help Paralegal at a nominal fee (see fee schedule) to help you complete your documents.

Example: To make a Workshop appointment for a Paternity Agreement packet, you will select Workshop-Paternity Agreement

Schedule Appointment

 

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