This Web site helps people fill out legal documents. You will be asked questions, and then your answers are used to fill out a form.
This site is for low-income people, who can't pay for legal assistance, and their non-profit advocates. Commercial use is strictly forbidden.
Start at LawHelp.org. Find the form that you want to fill out. You will be sent to this site if the form is available to fill out online.
As an example, if you are looking for divorce forms for Montana:
No. This Web site provides legal information, not advice. No lawyer/client relationship is formed. No person is reviewing how you answer questions or if the documents are right for you. If you have questions or want to know if a document is right for you, talk to a lawyer.
The forms are from local legal aid organizations, pro bono programs, and courts.
This Web Site is intended for use by low-income individuals and their not-for-profit advocates to obtain legal information.
This Web Site is no a substitute for a lawyer.
You use this Web Site at your own risk.
Under no circumstances are we responsible or liable for what you do with the information from this web site.
You do not need to register to use the system as a self-helper or an advocate. You will still be able to fill out forms and print them. But registering allows you to save your answers and use them again later. (Template providers and organizational administrators must register and require pre-approval.)
You will need to provide your full name and an email address.
No. Only your answers are stored on the system and only if you are a registered user and choose to save your answers. If you have chosen to save your answers, you can re-generate your documents.
If the documents are word processor documents (not PDF), you can edit them in any word processor like Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect. You can also use WordPad that is installed with most versions of Windows. PDF documents cannot be edited. If you are a registered user, you can also re-run the template interview, change your answers, and re-generate your documents.
It probably means that you have not answered all questions in the interview. If you are a registered user, re-run the template, load your saved answers and check to make sure you answered all questions.
Yes. And you should once they are no longer needed. Login to the system and click on "Manage Answer Files". Then click on the Delete link next to the answer file you would like to delete.
Answer files are usually saved on the server for at least sixty days since they were last used. After that, they may be deleted, without warning.
No. We can't respond to questions about your particular case or the appropriateness of any specific form to your circumstances.
You should contact an lawyer in your state. Consult the web site in your state that provides links to free legal resources, namely the one you used to access our service.
Choose a password that others, including potential adversaries such as spouses or former spouses, are unlikely to guess. Use both letters and numbers. Especially when accessing our site from a computer in a public location like a library or court, be sure to log out when done, close all browser windows, don't save files on the local hard drive, and don't leave printed documents behind. Be aware that evidence of your computer use can remain behind in history and cache files.
Your computer needs to be running Internet Explorer 6 or higher and be connected to the Internet. Your browser must accept cookies.
In order to edit and print assembled word processor documents, you need to have Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect, or some other program that can handle RTF files.
In order to view and print assembled PDF forms, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download from Adobe.
To have Internet Explorer launch Word as a separate application when downloading an assembled document, you need (at least in Windows 98) to go to Start | Settings | Folder Options | File Types, scroll to Microsoft Word document, click Edit, and uncheck Browse in Same Window.
Click on the link on the login page and your password will be sent to the email address you registered with.
Yes. Use the contact form. Be very specific and say what the error and error message were.
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You talk with a Law Help Interactive specialist by typing your question. Your question is sent immediately to the Web site specialist, and the Web site specialist quickly sends you the location of the information that answers your question. (This is also called chatting or instant messaging.)
LiveHelp is a nationally coordinated program run by Pro Bono Net.
You will be chatting with Pro Bono Net staff. The staff have been trained to help find information and answer questions about Law Help Interactive.
LiveHelp is a free service for visitors and template providers of LawHelpInteractive.org. Anyone seeking help using Law Help Interactive is encouraged to use this LiveHelp Service.
If LiveHelp is not available, you can still ask for help. You can send a message via offline survey with your email address and question. Simply click on the LiveHelp button and a pop-up box containing the survey will be presented to you so that you may submit your question. A LawHelpInteractive.org specialist will email you the information in 1-2 business days.
LiveHelp is convenient and easy to use. Just click on the "Live Help" button on any page on LawHelpInteractive.org to begin.
You do not need to download or install software.
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LiveHelp will assist you in using the LawHelpInteractive.org website. Law Help Interactive is a program of Pro Bono Net and the Ohio State Legal Services Association, under a grant from the Legal Services Corporation. HotDocs Server has been donated by LexisNexis.
Content on this web site has been provided by local legal aid organizations, pro bono programs, and courts.
We will do our best to answer your questions or direct you to a resource where you can get more help.
We can't give legal advice, and we can't tell you what to do to solve your legal problem.
LiveHelp is free! We offer LiveHelp as a service to Law Help Interactive visitors.
You don't need to give us any personal information to use LiveHelp. However, if you leave a message when LiveHelp is not available, you must give us an email address for us to answer your question.
LiveHelp uses LivePerson's Timpani software, which meets all current guidelines for compliance with Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C.-794d) and ADA Guidelines.
The LivePerson software is designed to work with standard assistive technology hardware (such as specialty keyboards and Braille readers) as well as operating system technologies (such as stickykeys and mousekeys.)
For more information about LivePerson and accessibility, please visit the LivePerson Web site.
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Last revised March 2011