In Marion County, we personally meet with and assist self-represented parties in dissolution of marriage, paternity/time-sharing, and contempt cases to review their Court files to be sure that the appropriate forms are filed to move their court case toward a final disposition.
The Betty White Citizens’ Self Help Center is open weekdays, except Court holidays.
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Our Hours of operation are as follows:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 4:30 pm
(Please note: The personnel in the Self-Help Office provide procedural information only and do not act as your lawyer and cannot provide legal advice to you.)
If you are filing any type of family law case, except dissolution of marriage, please click here:
Administrative Order Requiring the Filing of Certificates of Live Birth in Family Law Cases
Family Court packets, forms and checklists may be obtained from the Marion County Clerk of Court’s website below:
To download Family Law Forms which may be used in all counties go to:
Additional forms which are used in in the Fifth Circuit (unless note for a specific county):
The Marion County Law Library maintains in its collection both State and Federal statutes, local ordinances, administrative regulations and case law. The Law Library has a subscription to Westlaw, which includes all State and Federal primary law, including citation checking with Key Cite.
Many self-help materials are contained in the library for prose litigants who represent themselves relating to Family Law, Landlord Tenant, Small Claims, Probate and Guardianship. Many of these have forms that can be copied and formatted to your case.