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Do I have to be a resident of the county where I want to apply for Civil Indigent Status

I live in Orange county and my ex filed for divorce in Dade County, Florida. Can I file for assistance to have my mediation fee waived in Dade County even though I don't live there?

Moderator Response - The Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status form is available on this site on the page titled "Civil Indigent". Information about eligibility and a table for household income is also on that page.

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Free legal help

by Elaine
(Tampa)

Where can I find free legal help? I'm in Hillsborough county Florida. I don't have the money to hire an attorney, and I'm afraid I'll make a mistake filling out the forms myself. I'm trying to file for divorce. We have two small children, and a house together.

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Civil Indigent


(Florida)

I'm pretty much living from paycheck to paycheck. I'm trying to get a divorce done but I don't know if I can afford it. I know I can't afford the court costs. Someone told me there is something called a Civil Indigent Form? Will this help me waive the court costs and can you please provide me with one?

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Legal Aid?

by Gayle

Hi,
I had to leave my boyfriend because he hit me. I'm glad I'm gone, but now he won't give me my stuff back. He says if I come back we can work things out. I don't want to work things out, I want to get out. I called legal aid and they said they could only help with a divorce, not with getting my stuff. The also said I make too much money, because I'm working. I only make $9.00 an hour. I can't afford an attorney. What do I do? I left with only the clothes on my back and my car.

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When to file as a Civil Indigent

by Karin Anderson
((in proxy) Bay County)

Hello! I hope you can point me in the right direction.
My brother in law is on welfare and is very ill. My in-laws state that they do not have the money to bury him if he should die. My brother-in-law and parents in-law live in Panama City Florida. Does my brother-in-law need to file a petition as a Florida Civil Indigent to be eligible for burial services from the state of Florida? If this is not the correct way for my brother-in-law to be declared an indigent can you assist me in what office I need to call to get an answer to my question?

Thank-You,
Karin Anderson

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Indigent civil defense trust fund

by Linda
(Lake worth, Fla)

I have been certified with Palm Beach Co as indigent and the court has accepted it and transcripts will be sent over to the appeals court. I NEED to file a form so that the court reporters will get paid and it comes from this trust fund and nobody knows how to do it. It does exist I just need this help so I can move forward on my case as they REFUSE to accept my indigent status and will not cooperate. please help. ty

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Mediator for indigent Civil Complaint

by Quinton Smith
(Panama City, FL)

I need a mediator for a Civil Complaint filed in Okaloosa County, FL.I am representing myself pro se in a civil complaint I have been declared indigent by the court. All the mediator want a minimum of $500.00 for their services of which I obviously do not have.

Please advise of a mediator for indigent service.

Thanks,
Quinton Smith

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I am Broke & Need Help!!!!

I don't have any money. I have to go to court for child support of my kids. I know I cant afford a lawyer so I don't know what to do. Can I get a free public defender to represent me?

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Civil indigent's right to discovery costs

Is a Florida resident, declared indigent in a civil action, eligible for costs of discovery such as depositions, expert witness, etc...?

Thank you,

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indigent

by donald
(tampa fl hillsborough)

Do i have to pay probate to get my father's belongings? He had no will and all that he had was $1300 in the bank and a pick up truck which is in inpound and we do not want it.

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Handicaped housing removes a vital service

I am handicapped with Parkinson's disease and a back problem. I was lucky enough to locate a handicapped accessible apartment through Abilities Of Pinellas. It had everything I required, pro-rated rent, safety shower, bars and wheelchair access,which I will need in the future. I was shown a laundry room with a heavy duty washer and dryer that were commercial and reasonably priced. This was high on my list as I get weak and extensive back surgery prevents me from lifting much. Each tenant had a key to access the laundry.Last year someone broke in and robbed the coin boxes, damaging the washer irreparably. As I mentioned earlier this is a handicapped community and affects everyone It is hugely problematic if you have issues with incontinence, don't have a vehicle, or simply are handicapped with muscle and or strength issues.

Basically my question is this. One of the deciding factors in my renting the apartment was close access to the laundry. Now it is gone, and as my health deteriorates, it becomes more difficult to do minor tasks. I'd like to know if there is any recourse, such as replacing the units, or offering me an apartment with either a laundry room access, or washer and dryer in place, or a washer and dryer hookup. I know they have apartments with handicapped amenities that include everything I require. Do they not have any responsibility to replace or make available this service? What about the the laws? They are required to alter apartments with handicap retrofitting. What can we do, if anything?

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Filing fee increase? - Indigent

by Hank
(St. Petersburg)

My wife and I are not getting along lately. We're contemplating divorce but were not sure yet. We may wait a few months and then decide to but want more information about the process. Is the filing cost of getting a divorce a constant price or will it be going up in price soon? I don't make a lot of cash so I would like to spend as little as possible.

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Legal Aid/Pro Bono for case in another county

by Stefanii
(Fort Myers, FL)

I live in Fort Myers and my ex lives in Miami. Recently he (and his attorney) falsified documents to have the child support changed, by $750.00/mo. We share custody, I have them 24%, he 76%, I make $14,700/yr, he $140,000.00/yr, I live independently, where as he lives with his parents. I could not afford an attorney at the final hearing, which is why he has the kids more often (prior all 3 kids lived with me). I cannot afford an attorney and am now facing homelessness because of the child support modification. I have searched diligently for any type of legal aid or pro bono, but can't because I do not live in the county where the hearings take place and services in my area will not assist is cases post final judgement. There are serious issues going on in his home that are detrimental to the children, the children have declined significantly (oldest has been arrested and attempted suicide) and do not want to live there. I desperately need help and have contacted dozens of agencies to no avail. I need to correct the child support modification ASAP before I end up in jail for contempt, and I need the time sharing plan revised. Does anyone know of any legal aid/ pro bono that can help?

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Ex lying on indigent status and motion to dispute child support levy.


(Tampa fl)

Hello my name is Mr. Sullivan

I live in Tampa Fl. My ex has lied on affidavit and indigent status. She has also file a motion for dispute of child support levy. She states her bank accounts were frozen. She states she been paying me child support since she had it modified. This is not true she has not made any payment in eight months. Her indigent form claims she owns a vehicle yet her driving lic. Has been revoked for many years. Plus she never severed me any court order.
What form will I need to request copies of her bank account and proof where she live and how many people live with her in the home. She is also in contempt as well.

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Fraudulent indigency?

by Frank
(Florida)

So my ex wife has filed that she is indigent. The application was accepted. My wife has been known many times even under oath...to lie. I know she is not indigent. I believe she lied on her application to receive free counsel. Who can I get a hold of to see what she wrote on her application? I assume she did not tell the courts about her other accounts and her boyfriends income and the 500 child supports payments I make to her every month. I'm also a little confused about figuring out poverty level at 200 percent....to figure that out you take the number of people in your household. She has her live in boyfriend and a child they have together plus my child and her. That's four...so do I go by four or consider just her and my child to see if she falls within the extreme poverty range? She has defrauded the courts before. She'll do it again. Thanks

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INDIGENT IN NEED OF EXPERT MEDICAL WITNESS OPINION

by norman
(lynn haven florida)

HELLO, I AM DISABLED AND HAVE BEEN DETERMINED TO BE INDIGENT IN MY ONGOING BATTERY CLAIM. I AM IN NEED OF AN OPINION AS TO THE STANDARD DISCLOSURES, AND TREATMENT PLAN FOR PERSON WITH LOWER BACK PROBLEMS WHO HAS NEVER HAD ANY PREVIOUS TREATMENT. THE PROBLEM IS I AM HAVING TROUBLE COMING UP WITH THE COPAYS AT MY ONGOING NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENTS, AND THERE IS NO WAY I CAN COME UP WITH THE FUNDS TO OUTRIGHT PAY FOR A EXPERT MEDICAL WITNESSES OPINION. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO?

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criminal indigent status

by kim
(newportrichey,fl.)

If you file for indigency, do you have to pay for court costs/public defender fees if the clerk of court approved your indigency application?

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Indigent Transcription Service

by Cindy
(Ocala, FL USA)

Looking for court transcription service for assistance in obtaining transcripts for 2 divorce trial dates.
My brother has been going through a contentious divorce for over 2 years. He is currently representing himself. He recently filed Indigent paperwork that got approved by the Fifth Circuit Court as well as the Appellate Court in Daytona Beach.
Our question is there a service--company that can assist him in obtaining copies of transcripts from the divorce trial. There were 2 dates one in August 2016 for 2 days and then May 2017 for 4 days.
We are also looking for an attorney to complete the appellate part now of this case. Just need some guidance where to go
Thank you very much

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What does indigent mean?

by Jennifer
(Bonita Springs, FL)

What does it mean to file indigent? How do you know if you qualify to file this way? Are there specific income guidelines, or is it up to the court to approve if you can or can't file this way?

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Asset limit to qualify for indigent status?

by Greg
(Florida)

What are the asset limits for a person applying for indigent status when involved in a Florida civil case? Can someone own two vehicles and still qualify for indigent status?

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