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How do I find self-help and family court forms for free?

You can find court forms and family forms free of charge at the Florida State Courts Self-Help site.

How do I find out who to contact for legal advice and information?

We have a number of resources for you to contact regarding legal advice:

The Florida Courts Self Help Section.

The FloridaLawHelp site has attorney referrals by topic.

The Florida Bar has attorney referrals.

The Florida Courts Self Help Section has local Florida legal aid offices.

The Florida Courts Self Help Section has local Florida Family Law Self Centers listed.

The Florida Department of Financial Services can help with mediation assistance requests.

How do I find out where to write for vital records?

The Florida Department of Health has vital statistic request forms for birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates.

How do I legally change my name?

The Florida Department of Health has the form and instructions to legally change your name.

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How do I file a complaint against a Florida business?

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has an online form to file complaints.

How do I find out my rights for a harassing debt collector?

The Federal Trade Comission has your rights against debt collectors.

How do I protect myself from identity theft?

The Federal Trade Comission has information about preventing identity theft.

How do I find out who to contact to file a complaint against the electric, gas, water or telephone company?

The Florida Public Service Commission has a site to file complaints against utility companies.

Licensing (Return to Top)

How do I search for the license of a Florida business?

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has a search tool.

Financial (Return to Top)

How do I learn about foreclosures and how to prevent them?

Here are a few resources to help you with foreclosures:

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation has a list of Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program Service Providers.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a list of Housing Counseling Agencies located in Florida.

How do I find a foreclosure workshop near me?

Freddie Mac provides foreclosure workshops.

How do I get debt counseling help?

GreenPath Debt Solutions may be able to help you.

Crime (Return to Top)

How do I find my local Clerk of Courts office?

The MyFloridaClerks site has an interactive map of Clerk of Courts Offices.

How do I find out about sexual offenders and predators in my area?

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has neighborhood search tools.

How do I get information about inmates, fugitives, and other criminals?

The Florida Department of Corrections has search tools.

How do I seal or expunge a criminal record?

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has the rules, guidelines, and forms available.

Crisis (Return to Top)

How do I find the nearest shelter?

You can find shelters of all types.

How do I find out who to contact about a runaway?

You can contact the National Runaway Switchboard or call them directly at 1-800-RUNAWAY.

Children (Return to Top)

How do I find out about Guardianship?

The Florida State Courts Self-Help site has information about guardianship.

How do I find out what is required for a teenager to get a driver's license?

The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles site has driver's license requirements for teenage drivers.

Citizenship (Return to Top)

How do I find out what I need to do to become a legal citizen of the United States?

The US Citizens and Immigration Services has those answers.

How do I make an appointment with the U.S. Immigration office?

The US Citizens and Immigration Services has an electronic appointment tool in multiple languages.

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