Marion County Family Court Case Management
Self -Help Office

The Family Court Case Management Self-Help Office provides assistance to self-represented litigants with general and procedural information on initial filing and modifications of domestic relations matters.  The Self-Help Office will review documents to insure all the appropriate forms are filed to move the case toward final disposition.  Family Law forms can be located on www.flcourts.org or may be listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: The Self-Help Office provides procedural information only and is prohibited from providing legal advice. Parties are urged to consult with an attorney on their case.

Office Hours (Walk-ins)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

closed 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for lunch.

Closed on Court holidays

Telephonic Appointments

Forms & Documents

Administrative Orders
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:
https://www.marioncountyclerk.org/index.cfm?Pg=family

To download Family Law Forms which may be used in all counties go to:
http://www.flcourts.org/resources-and-services/family-courts/family-law-self-help-information/family-law-forms.stml

Standing Orders

 

Checklists for Required Items for Petitions

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is the legal services provider in Marion County.  Their Toll-Free Helpline number is: (800) 405-1417.  The Ocala Office number is: (352) 629-0105 and the address is 1610 SE 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471.

Law Library

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.

AVAILABLE SERVICES

  • Photo copies are available for $.15 per page.
  • We have forms available for purchase, as well as stamps and envelopes. For a list and prices, please contact the Librarians.
  • Our Conference Room is available for Attorneys only. Some fees do apply.
  • Public computers are available with access to sites relating to legal services only. Also available, a word processing program for creating documents. (fee for printing)
  • The Marion County Law Library provides free access to legal resources. The library serves everyone including Judges, Attorneys and the Community. The Marion County Law Library is committed to providing legal resources and professional staff services to all citizens.
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