ONLINE Resources from Legal Aid of North Carolina
The resources made available through this web page are provided as a public service by Legal Aid of North Carolina.
They are intended for use by low- and moderate-income people who cannot afford to hire a private attorney.
We hope that you will find them useful.
Online Assistance from Legal Aid of
North Carolina HelpLine
For some types of
legal problems, Legal Aid of North Carolina's HelpLine provides one-on-one
online assistance to eligible clients who have access to a computer with an
Internet connection. Special
software allows the HelpLine staff person to view your screen while you work
together to complete court forms.
you and the HelpLine staff person can control the mouse and type
information on the form.
If the computer you are using doesn't have a mike and speakers, you will
also need access to a telephone so that the HelpLine staff person can talk with
you about the information needed to complete the forms.
must be able to print documents and to save the documents to a disk file. The disk file may be saved to the
computer's hard drive or to an external drive such as a thumb or flash drive.
If a HelpLine
staff person has directed you to this site for one-on-one online help with court
forms, please proceed to the next web page.
custody and visitation: clinics, online forms, and other resources
For North Carolina residents who wish to file in court for custody or
visitation, Legal Aid of North Carolina has prepared a set of materials designed
to help you file on your own without a lawyer. To go to these resources,
click on this link: Filing for Custody or
Visitation in North Carolina. The materials include information about
custody clinics offered by Legal Aid of North Carolina, a link to a 30-minute
video on filing for custody, and a link to an online interview that uses a
question-and-answer format to produce a set of court forms to print and file.
A slightly different set of court forms was created for people who attended a custody clinic offered by the Winston-Salem office
of Legal Aid of North Carolina. If you attended one of these clinics,
these forms are still available and may be accessed by clicking on this link:
Optional Forms for Forsyth and Nearby Counties.
The materials described in the paragraph above are more extensive, and we
encourage you to review them thoroughly even if you decide to use the Forsyth
County area forms.
other online self-help resources
Legal Aid of North Carolina will be adding additional online interviews on other
topics in the near future. In addition, a large collection of self-help
forms and information is available now at the
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