Self-Help staff cannot provide legal interpretations or advice. Self-help programs and court staff function under certain service limitations.
The self-help website includes family law forms approved by the Florida Supreme Court. For example, they can assist you administratively and procedurally but are not able to act as your lawyer or give you legal advice.
SELF-HELP PERSONNEL ARE NOT ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE COURT OR ANY JUDGE.
THE PRESIDING JUDGE IN YOUR CASE MAY REQUIRE AMENDMENT OF A FORM OR SUBSTITUTION OF A DIFFERENT FORM.
The two people can be of the same sex or of the opposite sex. It depends on whether the issue is federal or provincial, and in what province you live.
Under New Brunswick family law, you must live together continuously in a family relationship for 3 years and one person must be substantially dependant on the other for support, or, where the couple lives together for one year and has a child together.
In Nova Scotia, you must live together for two years.
Additional resources include a directory of local self-help centers, web links to free and low cost legal aid, mediator search capabilities, and guardianship resources. To get started and understand how the forms work, Read the BASIC INSTRUCTIONS (STEP-BY-STEP) TO FILL OUT FORMS. This disclaimer sets out the limit of services from self-help program and court staff.
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