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Can You Access Florida Family Law Forms Your Phone?

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Family Law on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

When it comes to family law matters, dealing with the red tape is a significant part of the process. When you file for divorce, child custody, child support, or alimony, you can expect to fill out a number of forms. Accessing these forms hasn’t always been easy — until now.

The Florida Courts HELP App

Earlier this year, Florida Courts released a mobile application that allows Florida residents to access many of the most common forms they’ll need to prepare for their upcoming cases. The app operates on both iOS and Android systems and can be used on mobile phones and tablets. The forms can be filled out and submitted on the mobile device.

Florida residents now have access to over 180 family law forms, including forms for adoption, divorce petitions, legal name changes, child support requests, and even protection orders.

Other benefits of the Florida Courts HELP App include:

  • Easy to understand language to help simplify complex family legal issues
  •  Guidance through the various steps of completing the form and what the user should do next once the form is submitted
  • Contact information and links to help centers available in the state
  • Access to legal help resources and contact information for lawyers, including low-cost or free legal services and information about eligibility

How the Florida Courts HELP App Can Make a Difference for Floridians

Going through family legal issues is difficult enough on its own without adding in the challenges of going to court and filling out mountains of paperwork. By giving Florida residents access to so many of the most frequently used forms right on their mobile devices, the app makes it easier than ever for residents to file.

With the advancement of technology, most people use a mobile device to access the Internet on the go. It’s a step in the right direction that the state has kept abreast of the changing needs of today’s families.

Do You Still Need a Florida Family Law Attorney?

Whether you use the new app to fill out your legal forms or you go the traditional paper route, it’s still critical that you consult with an experienced family lawyer to discuss your rights and how to protect your interests. Forms cannot give you legal advice or represent you in a case.

Contact Sparkman Law today for more information by calling (813) 374-2000.

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