Handling Your Own Case

Pro-Se or Handling Your Own Case
Definition of Pro-Se
The term pro-se means that you are acting as your own lawyer in your case. Remember that our laws and procedures can be complicated. If you do not have legal training, you might make mistakes that could jeopardize your case. If you have questions or doubts about your case, please seek the guidance of a lawyer.

The following forms can be found on the Indiana Pro-Se Committee Website:
  • Divorce With/Without Children (English and Spanish)
  • Motion for Fee Waiver
  • Verified Motion for Contempt Regarding Visitation
  • Verified Motion for Contempt
  • Verified Motion for Continuance (English and Spanish)
  • Verified Petition for Modification of Child Support
  • Verified Petition for Name Change
  • Verified Petition to Reduce Child Support Due to Emancipation of Minor Child(ren)
  • Verified Petition to Terminate Child Support Due to Emancipation of Minor Child(ren)
The following organizations can provide information that could assist you in your case:

Legal Aid Corporation of Tippecanoe County
210-212 N 5th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone: 765-742-1068

IN Legal Aid is a local non-profit organization that provides low-cost professional legal assistance to low-income residents on family law matters.

Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
639 Columbia Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone: 765-423-5327

Legal Services provides free civil legal services to qualified applicants in Tippecanoe and 13 surrounding counties. They have an excellent web site with fillable forms and a large amount of general information.

Tippecanoe County Pro-Se Center
639 Columbia Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone: 765-423-5327

The Pro-Se Center has a variety of information available to the public free of charge. Several court forms, court preparation suggestions, and contact information for several local agencies are available.

Tippecanoe County Public Library
627 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone: 765-429-0100

The library offers resources in the Legal Reference Collection that are directed at assisting the lay person in understanding Indiana law and basic legal implications in their everyday life.