MARION CITIZENS’ SELF-HELP CENTER

MARION COUNTY

352-401-6717

(voice-line – calls are monitored daily)

Email: marionfamilyselfhelp@circuit5.org

  • 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 Marion Citizens’ Self Help Center is open weekdays, except Court holidays.   (List of court holidays)  /contact-information/court-holidays/
  • The Family Court Self-Help Office will personally review papers to insure all the appropriate forms are filed to move the case toward final disposition. Currently, the Family Court Self-Help Office is open for walk-ins on Fridays ONLY from 9:00 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. The office is located on the 5th floor of the Marion County Courthouse.

Telephonic appointment times are also available and can be scheduled below.

Important links:

Marion County Clerk of Court (forms): https://www.marioncountyclerk.org/family

Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course Providers http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childwelfare/stabilization/

Florida Supreme Court website (self-help forms) http://www.flcourts.org

Family Court

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.

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.

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