Fulton County, Indiana

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Legal Resources

General Information

Indiana Supreme Court Self Service Legal Center 

Provides information, forms and resources on a limited number of legal issues (mostly family law related). There are links to other self-help resources, including resources for small claims filings.  

Indiana Supreme Court Information for the Public

Information and resources on how to find a mediator, links for self-representation, a guide on legal terminology, online docket searches and more. There are also links to the Appellate Court and Tax Court pro se guidelines, the child support calculator and parenting time guidelines. 

For Public Court Records:

https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase


 Housing

Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network 

Provides homeowners with referrals to a HUD-certified foreclosure prevention specialist with a local nonprofit organization in their community.  Also provides answers to frequently asked questions about the foreclosure process and provides a resource list.

Hotline:  1-877-GET-HOPE (1-877-438-4673)  

The Mortgage Foreclosure Trial Court Assistance Project

Indiana Supreme Court effort in collaboration with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and legal service providers, to help homeowners facing foreclosure. Provides information to borrowers regarding their right to a settlement conference in a foreclosure case.


 Children and Families

Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines

The guidelines can be downloaded from this site in Word or Adobe format.  The guidelines contain some commentary to provide guidance. Court staff cannot interpret the rules or provide any explanation beyond what is in the commentary.

Indiana Child Support Guidelines

The guidelines can be downloaded from this site in Word or Adobe format.  The guidelines contain some commentary to provide guidance. Court staff cannot interpret the rules or provide any explanation beyond what is in the commentary.  

Online Child Support Calculator

Use this website to complete a child support worksheet. It is very user-friendly with Q & A to automatically generate forms.  

Indiana Child Support Bureau

Information on how to establish paternity and collecting child support.   

For clients at or below 125% of federal poverty level
(limited cases up to 200%)


Statewide

Pro Bono Help

Access the map for the pro bono districts.  By selecting a district, callers can find a list of legal service providers.  

IN Legal Answers

Free online help, but must qualify.  

Indiana Legal Services

Information including a fairly comprehensive library of information on a wide range of legal topics. Legal service agencies are searchable by county or by city. Indiana Legal Services provides free legal services to low income and elderly (over age 60) individuals in the areas of public benefits, family law, bankruptcy, senior law, housing issues, and immigration.  


Videos:

Family Matters: Choosing to Represent Yourself in Court

A guide for self-represented litigants providing information about your responsibilities and the procedures you must follow if you choose to represent yourself. From this site you can easily select the information or scene you would like to view in the video, and see an overview of what is covered.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Real Dialogue. Real Answers

Explains the process of Alternative Dispute Resolution (sometimes known as Mediation) to settle court cases in Indiana.  Mediation is often an appropriate choice in settling family-related cases.

Get Help Get Hope 2010: Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance

Encouraging troubled Hoosier borrowers facing foreclosure to take advantage of the right to a settlement conference, the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network and Indiana Supreme Court have partnered to create a program explaining the settlement conference process, and how to seek help if facing foreclosure.


Additional Resources:

Indiana Code

Rules of Court

Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure, Small Claims, Probate, and more.

Important Phone Numbers & Websites:

  • Indiana Adult Protective Services: 1-800-992-6978 (toll free in Indiana) or 1-800-545-7763 x 20135  (outside of Indiana)
  • National Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
  • American Bar Association –  The law and aging guide is a comprehensive listing of the statewide resources available to help older persons with law related issues 
  • KIDSLine (Child support) –  To speak to a customer service representative regarding child support collection call: 1-800-840-8757.
  • Child abuse/neglect hotline – To report suspected child abuse or neglect call:  1-800-800-5556.  24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Living wills brochure – The Indiana State Department of Health has a brochure, “Advance Directives:  Your Right to Decide,”
  • The Indiana Living Will Act with specific forms for “living will, and a “life-prolonging procedures declaration,”

Court Cases Search:

Legal Term Glossary

Tax Appeal Procedure


Grievances:

Self-Help Across the State of Indiana:

In addition to the self-help center on the Indiana Supreme Court’s website, you may want to search your local county’s website for additional help. There are many counties who have their own self-help forms and information. The page containing a list of all the counties in Indiana, can be found HERE, click on the county you prefer to connect to that county’s local website.

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