APPLICATION FOR DETERMINATION OF CIVIL INDIGENT STATUS FLORIDA
Under what circumstances might you qualify for civil indigent status Florida? Your first step should be a review of your finances. If you believe your income is low and you cannot afford to file for divorce or paternity without a waiver of the fee, you may wish to file an Application For Determination Of Civil Indigent Status. This application for indigent status asks a number of questions about your assets (stocks and bonds, overall portfolio), current job(s), social security and/or disability income and benefits, retirement and pension plans, etc. The Application For Determination Of Civil Indigent Status will also ask about your liabilities.
For example, you may currently have a stable job that pays a reasonable salary, but you might be in severe debt, unable to afford any expenditure for a lawsuit. These debts may include child support (ongoing and/or arrearages), credit card debt, medical bills, the cost of your medications/prescriptions, etc. The questions to determine if you qualify for indigency status in Florida also include whether you own a home, whether it has Homestead protection, and if you have any recurring sources of income.
Civil Indigent Status Florida
The Application For Determination Of Civil Indigent Status is about judicial fairness. If it is determined you can afford to pay for a lawsuit, you may request a hearing to contest it, but if you truly have the funds, and your application is denied, you may wish to file suit and pay the court filing fee. If you are destitute (poverty-stricken), it is probable the court will see that based on your truthful answers to the questions in your civil indigent status Florida application.
Whether you have an attorney does not necessarily impact your Application For Determination Of Civil Indigent Status Florida. Many attorneys take cases on a pro bono basis on behalf of impoverished clients that otherwise would have no legal help in times of great crisis. If you have questions about your civil indigent status Florida you may call your local clerks of court, or if this is a family law case in Central Florida, please feel free to call us, the Jacobs Law Firm located in Clermont and Orlando Florida.
Jonathan Jacobs is a divorce attorney in Clermont Florida and a divorce attorney in Orlando Florida that takes the time to speak with clients to help them make the best decisions possible for their family law cases.