Legal Information Center
The Legal Information Center is available ONLINE and IN-PERSON.
For ONLINE assistance, click on "Submit a Request for Help" below. If you do not receive a response within one business day, please check your Junk/Spam folder before sending another request.
For IN-PERSON assistance, visit the Clerk's office on the 1st Floor of the George Edgecomb Courthouse at 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, on the following dates and times. Take a ticket at one of the kiosks.
- Tues., Nov. 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Thur., Nov. 30, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Tues., Dec. 5 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Thur., Dec. 7, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Tues., Dec. 12, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Thur., Dec. 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Tues., Dec. 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Thur., Dec. 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hours are subject to change. Please check this webpage before coming in person.
The Legal Information Center is a free program to provide information to people who are representing themselves in FAMILY LAW cases in Hillsborough County.
Family law cases include divorce & equitable distribution, paternity, timesharing, parental responsibility, custody, child support, alimony, adoption, name change cases, and domestic violence civil injunctions, but NOT cases like guardianship, probate, foreclosures, criminal, or any appeals. We cannot assist you with any cases that are not Family Law or any out of county or out of state cases.
The Legal Information Center attorney CANNOT complete forms for you, represent you in court, or give you legal advice. The attorney can give you information about available forms and the legal process so you can make informed decisions about your case.
If you would like information about a Hillsborough County FAMILY LAW issue, please submit a request for help.
We will usually contact you by email. If you do not receive a response within one business day, please check your Junk/Spam folder before sending another request. Occasionally, due to high volume, we may not be able to respond right away. Your patience is greatly appreciated. If we call you, our phone number will show as an out of area number and we will not leave a message.
The Legal Information Center is operated by Bay Area Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm serving residents in the Tampa Bay area. Funding for this program is provided by Carlton Fields, Holland & Knight, and TECO Energy.
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If you live or have a case in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Sarasota counties, we may be able to help.