Legal Research & Information

Legal Research & Information

Representing yourself in a family law case can be confusing. Find information to take your case to court.

Diligent Search
Resources for finding the opposing party in a family law case

Divorce Case Flowchart
The flowchart shows the basic steps in a divorce case in Hillsborough County.

Florida Statutes
A permanent collection of Florida state laws organized by subject area into a code made up of titles, chapters, parts, and sections.

The James J. Lunsford Law Library
701 E Twiggs Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 272-5818

The James J. Lunsford Hillsborough County Law Library provides legal research materials for use by the public, attorneys, judges, and students. Research materials include Florida and Federal Statutes, corporate and medical law, family law, bankruptcy, and other legal matters. Books do not circulate, but copy machines are available to library patrons. The librarians on staff are not attorneys and cannot answer legal questions, but can direct visitors to appropriate books and resources

Legal Terms and Definitions
A family law glossary of common terms and definitions.

Hillsborough County Administrative Orders
What is an Administrative Order?

Florida Rules of Court Procedure
Florida Rules of Court Procedure arranged by area of law, including family law and civil procedure.


The Legal Information Center is a free program to provide information to people who are representing themselves in Family Law cases in Hillsborough County. Get the information you need to make an informed decision about your case.

Legal Information Center

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If you live or have a case in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, or Sarasota counties, we may be able to help.

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