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FAQs

1. What is the Family Forms Clinic?

The Family Forms Clinic is a free program that uses volunteer attorneys to help people who do not have an attorney complete Hillsborough County’s court-approved family law forms and packets.


2. Who qualifies for the Family Forms Clinic?

The Clinic services are available to anyone who is or will be a party in a FAMILY LAW CASE in Hillsborough County.

3. How much do the services cost?

The Family Forms Clinic is a free program.

4. When is the Family Forms Clinic open?

The hours of the Family Forms Clinic vary depending on the availability of the volunteer attorneys. Please call (813) 864-2280, option 2 to listen to a recording that will give you information and current walk-in hours. Please call this recording the day you plan to come to the clinic in order to verify the walk-in hours.

5. Where is the Family Forms Clinic located?

Room 207 of the Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa

6. Do I need to make an appointment?

No appointments are scheduled. The volunteers are available to help you only in person during walk-in hours -- first come, first served.

7. Can the attorney fill out my forms and give me legal advice?

The volunteers cannot determine whether you are using the correct forms and cannot suggest what you should write on the forms. The volunteers cannot represent you in court or give you legal advice. The Clinic volunteers cannot help you with family law forms from another county or state. The volunteers will not complete financial affidavits or child support guidelines worksheets.

8. What should I bring with me to the Family Forms Clinic?

Pro se litigants coming to the Family Forms Clinic must bring a black pen and their packet of Hillsborough County family law forms.

9. What should I not bring with me to the Family Forms Clinic?

Please do not bring children to the clinic.

10. Should I visit the Legal Information Center before utilizing the services of the Family Forms Clinic?

Yes, it is suggested that you visit the Legal Information Center before going to the Family Forms Clinic to make sure you are using the correct packet.

11. Does the Legal Information Center offer bilingual assistance?

No, please bring someone with you who can translate. 

12. Who operates and funds the Family Forms Clinic?

The Family Forms Clinic is operated by Hillsborough County volunteer attorneys and the Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program.