The first portion of these presentations will give you a brief introduction to the court process involved in the filing of your paperwork and familiarize you with some basic legal terminology. Next, you will be directed to Law Help Interactive (LHI) or Tyler Guide & File, which are web-based programs that use a guided interview to help you complete your forms online.
It is strongly recommend that you create an account to begin completing the paperwork so you do not lose the work that you have started AND so you can return to it to complete or edit before filing with the clerk's office.
Request For Order (Custody and Visitation)
This workshop is for people who have an existing case OR are filing an underlying case simultaneously with this Request for Order, such as:
- Petition for legal separation or divorce (Dissolution)
- Petition to establish parentage (Paternity)
- Petition for custody and support
Divorce or Legal Separation and Disclosures
This program allows you to complete all of the forms required for your Divorce/Legal Separation. It also asks you for information about custody & visitation, your current income and expenses, and the value and proposed division of your assets and debts.
When completing the forms, you will need to reference the following information:
- Date of marriage and date of separation
- Children’s names, dates of birth, place of birth, and addresses for past five years
- A list of all assets and debts acquired during the marriage/domestic partnership
- A list of all assets and debts acquired before marriage or after the date of separation
- Copies of your paycheck stubs for the last two months
This program allows you to complete the forms needed to ask the court to make orders to determine who the child’s legal parents are. If parents are married when a child is born, there is usually no question about parentage. The law assumes that the married persons are the child’s legal parents, so parentage is automatically established in most cases. But for unmarried parents, parentage of their children needs to be established legally.