The information on these pages will assist you in preparing for court, developing a strong case, and gathering evidence.
This page includes legal definitions that are not state-specific. Please note that the definitions of these terms may be different or more specific in your home state.
This page includes links to court forms in each state. Not all court forms are available online, but you may also find forms from the clerk of court at your local courthouse.
This page provides tips on preparing for your final protection order hearing. Although it is geared towards protection order cases, the general principles may be useful for pro se litigants in other types of cases as well, such as custody cases.
This page provides information on ways the court system may use technology to try to protect victims of domestic violence from an abuser.
This page provides interview questions and ideas for how to make the most of working with a lawyer.
This page provides tips for when the legal system fails you.
You may have a right to appeal a court order if the judge made an error of law.
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