Welcome to Allen County Court's Self Help Center. The following pages contain valuable information to help you help yourself. Provided are basic, practical information about Allen County's court system, how it works, and what the procedures are for bringing a case to court.
We hope the information in this "Self Help Center" will assist you in resolving any questions or issues you may have as you go forward through the judicial system.
WARNING... you should be aware that when you come to court without a lawyer you take a risk. The court cannot act on your behalf. Sometimes even simple matters can have legal consequences that you are unaware of or do not understand. Agreements reached regarding your child(ren) may last many years and may be difficult to change. It is recommended that you consult with a lawyer regarding the different types of custody so that you can make an informed decision regarding your child(ren)'s best interest. When considering parenting time arrangements, consider that your child(ren) will not always be the ages they are now.
To ensure equal access to the judicial system in the most effective manner, to educate the diverse public in their quest for legal knowledge by establishing a Self Help Center, while creating positive contacts and experiences for all parties involved.
Disclaimer: This website was created to provide valuable information, court forms, and various resources for people who represent themselves in court. It should be noted, however, that self-representation should not be taken lightly, and that there are many instances in which hiring a lawyer is a good idea. In fact, we suggest that even if you use the forms provided on this site, you still talk with a lawyer prior to submitting them to a court. The Self Help Center should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. The Judicial branch is NOT responsible for any errors or omissions on this website.