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Multiple Plaintiffs Represented By Private Counsel

by L

I am a new attorney and have basically zero experience with the waiver of filing fees based on civil indigent status. I have some questions:

(1) Does being represented by counsel on a pro bono basis preclude a plaintiff from qualifying for or being granted a waiver if they are otherwise determined to be indigent?

(2) If there are two named plaintiffs who are not married and not living together, and they individually qualify for indigent status, do both of them apply for and submit an application for indigent status? Or will multiple indigent plaintiffs be precluded from receiving a waiver? As above, does being represented by counsel on a pro bono basis prevent a determination of indigent status?

(3) Must plaintiff(s) be Florida residents to qualify for waiver of court fees based on indigent status? In other words, does an out-of-state plaintiff suing in FL civil court have the same opportunity as a Florida resident?

Thank you so much for your help, and that you for this website.

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