Self Help Warning

If possible, you should always talk to an attorney for help with your legal issues.

The materials and assistance you receive from the interactive court forms project are not a substitute for legal advice. The laws and court rules are complex. Following instructions and using the forms provided to you will not guarantee a favorable result. It is always advisable to talk to a lawyer about your problem before proceeding on your own.

If you cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent you, you may be able to pay a lawyer to give you advice and review your paperwork for a lesser cost. Contact one of the attorneys listed on the Court Assistance Office Attorney Roster for assistance.

Or, contact the Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service (208) 334-4500 for the name of an attorney in your area who will provide an initial consultation for no more than $35. Also, contact the Idaho State Bar or your local Court Assistance Office for information about limited services representation.

The Court Assistance Office maintains a "Legal Services Directory" with information about resources for low-income people. Even if you do not hire a lawyer to represent you throughout the proceeding, a lawyer can look over your paperwork, give you advice on how to present your evidence, and tell you whether this type of action is right for you.

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