Self Help Forms

Benefits Check-Up

Millions of financially vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities qualify for—but are not yet enrolled in—benefits that could help them pay for prescription drugs, medical care, food or heat for their homes. The link below will take you to another website. The website will help you find out if you may be eligible for public benefit programs by answering questions.

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The website does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney.

Civil Protection Order

If you need protection from domestic violence, then you should contact your local domestic violence shelter or Legal Aid for help.

If you are unable to find an attorney to help you, you have the right to file for a civil protection order on your own. The link below will take you to another website – where you can get help in creating a petition for a domestic violence Civil Protection Order. This program will ask you questions about your need for protection from domestic violence. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.

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The program does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. It will help you prepare your own petition for a Civil Protection Order that you can file without an attorney.

Credit Collection – Answer

If you have been sued for a credit card account or debt, and do not agree that you owe the debt or disagree with the amount being claimed, you can file a response to the Complaint on your own. The link below will take you to another website – where you can get help in creating an Answer to a complaint for the collection of a credit card account. This program will ask you questions about the Complaint and the credit card account. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.

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The program does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. It will help you prepare your own Answer to a credit card collection lawsuit.

Depositing Rent with a Court or Clerk’s Office

The link below will take you to another website – where you can get help in preparing the forms for rent depositing. This program is for people who want to deposit rent with a court, instead of paying a landlord, in order to get the landlord to make necessary repairs. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.

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The program does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. It will help you prepare forms to begin rent depositing.

Divorce without Children

If you need a divorce and can’t find or afford an attorney, you have the right to file for divorce on your own. The links below will take you to another website. The website will help you to create legal papers by answering questions. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.

Note:
The website does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. It will help you create legal papers that you will file with the court without an attorney.

Eviction Answer

If your landlord has sued you for eviction and you can’t find or afford an attorney, you have the right to file a response. The link below will take you to another website – where you can get help in creating an Answer to an eviction. This program will ask you questions about the Complaint – be sure to follow the dates on the eviction papers. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.

Note:
The program does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. It will help you prepare your own Answer to an eviction.

Foreclosure

If you have been sued in a foreclosure complaint, it is important that you not miss any court deadlines — even if you are trying to find a Legal Aid or private attorney — so be sure to follow any dates on court papers. You may need to ask the court for an extension of time to respond to the complaint or file your own response to the complaint. The link below will take you to another website where you can find information and forms for for a foreclosure case.

Note:
The website does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. It will help you create legal papers that you may file with the court without an attorney.

Financial Power of Attorney

A power of attorney form allows you to appoint someone who you trust to act as your agent to handle your financial affairs. The link below will take you to another website. The website will help you create an Ohio Statutory Form Financial Power of Attorney by answering questions. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.

Note:
The website does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney.

Advance Directives for Health Care

Advance directives allow you to make plans for healthcare. The link below will take you to another website. The website will help you create a Health Care Power of Attorney and/or a Living Will, by answering questions. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.

Note:
The website does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney.

Poverty Affidavit

A poverty affidavit may be used to seek a waiver of the prepayment of fees that are usually charged to file documents with a clerk of court when filing a case in court. The poverty affidavit must show that you cannot afford to pay the filing fees. The link below will take you to another website – where you can get help in creating a poverty affidavit. This program will ask you questions about your financial situation. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.

Note:
The program does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. It will help you prepare your own poverty affidavit that you can file with the clerk of court without an attorney.

Record Sealing

In some circumstances, a past criminal record, whether an arrest or conviction, may prevent you from getting or keeping employment. If you need help sealing a criminal record, the link below will take you to another website – where you can get help in determining whether or not you may seal your criminal record and in preparing the necessary forms. This program will ask you questions about your past criminal record. The information and documents you receive through this program are based on information you provide.

Note:
The program does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. It will help you prepare forms for sealing a criminal record that you will file without an attorney.

Simple Will

A will is a legal document that sets forth your wishes regarding the distribution of your property after death. The link below will take you to another website. The website will help you create a Simple Will by answering questions. The information and documents you receive through this program are based on information you provide.

Note:
The website does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Many households qualify for — but are not yet enrolled in — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, that helps pay for food. The link below will take you to another website. The website will help you find out if you may be eligible for SNAP benefits by answering questions.

Note:
The website does not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney.
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