Self Represented Resource Center (614) 525-7531

The SRRC is a free service provided by the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Domestic and Juvenile Division in conjunction with Capital University.

The SRRC is intended for those who do not have the financial resources to retain private counsel. If you have an attorney or can afford one, you may use our forms and computers, but we are not permitted to assist you with the preparation of any legal documents.

To qualify for our services you must have income no more that 250% above the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify.

What we do: We assist pro se litigants with the preparation of the documents that they are filing with the Domestic or Juvenile Courts. This includes complaints and motions for custody, complaints and answers for divorce, petitions for dissolution*, motions to modify child support, post decree motions and more.

*For us to be able to help with dissolutions or any agreed entries all parties must be present in a Zoom call.

What we do not do: Give legal advice. We only answer questions about how to properly complete the paperwork. We do not provide any guidance to someone who has an attorney or can afford one. We do not help with discovery or subpoenas.

What to bring with you: Bring any prior Court order that you have in your possession, any evidence of paternity, any child support information (if applicable) and a valid state-issued photo ID.

During the present Covid-19 situation, the Self-Represented Resource Center is currently operating on a Zoom and phone appointment basis only. If you wish to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, please call (614) 525-7531 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. Please leave a voicemail with your name, phone number, and case number if you have one. Please leave only one voicemail, as leaving multiple voicemails will delay the process.  We are processing a large volume of calls, so please note that you may not get a call back the same day.
When we call you back, we will conduct a brief intake to make sure you qualify for our assistance, and then we will get you scheduled for your appointment. Please make sure you have a valid photo ID ready to show if you are scheduled for a Zoom appointment. Please also make sure you have your case number, if applicable. We will also get your email address at this time so that we can send you your Zoom link the day of your appointment.

Your actual Zoom or telephone appointment will be scheduled at a time between 9:00am and 2:00pm.  Please be aware that it may take more than one appointment to complete your paperwork, as each Zoom is limited to forty minutes. The last available appointment each day is at 2:00pm to ensure that we have enough time to complete your paperwork and conduct multiple Zoom calls if necessary. If you have a divorce or dissolution with children, please be aware that it is likely to take more than one Zoom call to complete your paperwork. If you are doing a Zoom appointment, we will email you the link to the Zoom meeting a couple minutes before the appointment is set to begin.
Please note that if you are scheduling an appointment for an Agreed Divorce Decree or Dissolution, both parties must be present on the Zoom call, both parties must qualify for our assistance, and both parties must be in agreement on all issues in the divorce/dissolution.
At the end of your appointment, we will schedule an appointment for you to come pick up and sign your paperwork. These appointments can be scheduled for Monday-Friday between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Please make sure you bring a valid photo ID.
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