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The purpose of a self-help program is to assist self-represented litigants resolve family law cases.

Persons working in a self-help program may provide information and approved forms to self-represented litigants, but may not give them legal advice or do legal research for them. 

The map and self-help center listing below is divided by judicial circuit.

OR, follow this link for a list of self-help centers by county with links to information on court websites.

TIP: Many locations do not accommodate walk-ins and require an appointment. Please call first if you're not sure what to do.

Directory of Self-Help Programs in Florida by Judicial Circuit

First Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the First Judicial Circuit website.

  • Escambia:  Pro Se Coordinator -- (850) 595-4407
  • Santa Rosa: Pro Se Office -- (850) 981-5588
  • Okaloosa: Self-Help Voicemail -- (850) 864-8561
  • Walton: Self-Help Voicemail -- (850) 864-8561

Second Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Second Judicial Circuit website.

  • Leon

Gwen Marshall
301 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 606-4000

  • Franklin

Marsha Johnson
33 Market Street, Suite 203
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Phone: (850) 653-8861

  • Jefferson

Jefferson County Courthouse, Room 10
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: (850) 342-0218

  • Liberty

Kathleen Brown
10818 NW S.R. 20
P.O. Box 399
Bristol, FL 32321
Phone: (850) 643-2215

  • Gadsden

Nick Thomas, Clerk of Courts
P.O. Box 1649
Quincy, FL 32351
Phone: (850) 875-8601

  • Wakulla

3056 Crawfordville Highway
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Phone: (850) 926-0300

Third Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Third Judicial Circuit website.

  • Court Administration
    Family Court Support Unit
    Third Judicial Circuit
    173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408
    Lake City, FL 32055
    Phone: (386) 758-2163
    • Columbia
    • Madison
    • Hamilton
    • Taylor
    • Lafayette
    • Suwanee
    • Dixie

Fourth Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Fourth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Clay

Clay County Courthouse, Room 207
825 North Orange Avenue
P.O. Drawer 1867
Greencove Springs, FL 32043
Phone: (904) 278-3636
Fax: (904) 278-3640  

  • Duval

Duval County Unified Courthouse
501 West Adams Street, Room 2150
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-1060
Fax: (904) 255-1054  

  • Nassau

Nassau County Judicial Annex
76347 Veterans Way
Yulee, FL 32097
Phone: (904) 548-4908
Fax: (904) 548-4849

Fifth Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Fifth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Hernando

Family Court Case Management Program
20 North Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 540-6274  

  • Citrus

Family Court Case Management Program
110 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450
Phone: (352) 341-7007  

  • Marion

Family Court Case Management Program
110 NW 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 401-6717  

  • Lake

Family Court Case Management Program
550 West Main Street
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 742-4301  

  • Sumter

Family Court Case Management
215 East McCollum Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
Phone: (352) 569-6959

Sixth Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Sixth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Pinellas Clerk of the Circuit CourtClearwater Courthouse
    315 Court St., Room 114
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    Phone: (727) 464-5150St. Petersburg Courthouse
    545 First Ave N
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Phone: (727) 582-7941North County Service Center
    29582 US Hwy 19 N
    Clearwater, FL 33761
    Phone: (727)464-5150Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Ken Burke
    Attorney Consultations Available by Appointment.
    Forms, Packets, Notary, and Copy Services Available
  • Pasco 7530 Little Road
    New Port Richey, FL 34654
    Phone: (727) 847-2411 ext. 2211Dade City
    Phone: (352) 523-2411 ext. 221

Seventh Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Seventh Judicial Circuit website.

  • St. John's

Richard O. Watson Judicial Center
4010 Lewis Speedway, Room 137A
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 827-5631  

  • Volusia

Volusia County Courthouse
101 N. Alabama Avenue, Room B250
DeLand, FL 32724
Phone: (386) 626-6615

Volusia County Courthouse Annex - City Island
125 E. Orange Avenue, Room 201
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 248-8182  

  • Putnam

Putnam County Courthouse
410 St. Johns Avenue, Room 218
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 329-1911  

  • Flagler

Kim C. Hammond Justice Center
1769 E. Moody Boulevard, #1
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone: (386) 313-4550

 Eighth Circuit:

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Eighth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Alachua

Family Court Case Management Program
201 East University Avenue, Room 400
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 374-3694
www.circuit8.org

  • Baker - Please call (352) 374-3694 for assistance.
  • Union - Please call (352) 374-3694 for assistance.
  • Bradford - Please call (352) 374-3694 for assistance.
  • Gilchrist - Please call (352) 374-3694 for assistance.
  • Levy - Please call (352) 374-3694 for assistance.

*No walk-in assistance available, please call first.

Ninth Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Ninth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Orange

Family Court Services
Orange County Courthouse, Suite 330
425 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 836-6054  

  • Osceola

*Not available in Osceola.

Tenth Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Tenth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Polk

Self-Help Program
Polk County Courthouse
255 North Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 534-4015
www.jud10.flcourts.org  

  • Hardee

Self-Help packets available
Hardee County Courthouse
417 West Main Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 1(800) 780-5346 ext. 4015
Phone: (863) 534-4000 ext. 5432  

  • Highlands

Law Library Pro Se Assistance
Highlands County Courthouse Room 102
430 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: (863) 402-6564

Eleventh Circuit

For detailed information about services available, visit the Eleventh Judicial Circuit website.

  • Miami-Dade

Family Court Self-Help Program
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
24th Floor, Room 2441
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: (305) 349-7800
Fax: (305) 349-7377
www.jud11.flcourts.org

Twelfth Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Twelfth Judicial Circuit website.

  • DeSoto

www.desotoclerk.com

  • Manatee

www.manateeclerk.com

  • Sarasota

www.sarasotaclerk.com

Thirteenth Circuit

For detailed information about services available, visit the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Hillsborough

Legal Information Center
Edgecomb Courthouse Room 203
800 E. Twiggs Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 864-2280 (recording)

Fourteenth Circuit : 

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Bay - Please call (850) 747-5623, (850) 747-5247, or (850) 747-5497
  • Holmes - Please call (850) 718-0480
  • Jackson - Please call (850) 718-0480
  • Washington - Please call (850) 718-0480
  • Calhoun - Please call (850) 718-0480
  • Gulf - Please call (850) 718-0480

Fifteenth Circuit

For detailed information about services available, visit the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Palm Beach

Self Service Center
Clerk and Comptroller
Palm Beach County Courthouse 1st Floor*
205 North Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 355-7048
http://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/selfservicecenter

*No walk-in assistance available, please call first.

Sixteenth Circuit

For detailed information about services available, visit the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Monroe

Family Court
Monroe County Courthouse Annex
502 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 295-3643

Seventeenth Circuit

For detailed information about services available, visit the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Broward

Broward County Courthouse
201 SE Sixth Street, Room 248
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 831-6565
www.17th.flcourts.org

Eighteenth Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Seminole

Seminole County Courthouse
301 North Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: (407) 665-4277 or (407) 834-1660  

  • Brevard

Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 617-7254
By Appointment Only - Contact the Clerk's Office

Nineteenth Circuit

  • For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit website.
  • For information on Self-Help in the Ninteenth Circuit, please visit the e-mail response system on the circuit's website.You may also request information via the paper system at the clerk's office.
    • St. Lucie
    • Martin
    • Okeechobee
    • Indian River

Twentieth Circuit

For detailed information about services available in the counties below, visit the Twentieth Judicial Circuit website.

  • Charlotte

Family Law Self-Help Program
Charlotte County Justice Center
350 East Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Case Mangers' Phone: (941) 637-2399 or (941) 833-3064
www.ca.cjis20.org/  

  • Lee

Family Court Services
Lee County Justice Center
1700 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: (239) 533-2747 or 1(800) 250-7451  

  • Glades

Please call Family Law Self-Help Case Manager at 941-637-2399 or 941-833-3064.  

  • Hendry

Please call Family Law Self-Help Case Manager at 941-637-2399 or 941-833-3064.  

  • Collier

Please call Family Law Self-Help Case Manager at 239-252-6280.  

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