FAQ

Q: How do I qualify for legal aid?
Applicants must live in Tippecanoe County and the legal problem must be in Tippecanoe County. Applicants must meet economic requirements based on household size and weekly income. In cases of divorce, one of the spouses must have lived in Indiana for at least 6 months and in Tippecanoe County for at least 3 months.
Q: Do you handle bankruptcy cases?
No, we do not handle bankruptcy.  For a list of the types of cases handled at Legal Aid, please see the "What Does Legal Aid Provide?" section of the About Legal Aid page.
Q: Do you handle criminal law?
No, Legal Aid does not handle criminal law.  For a list of the types of cases handled at Legal Aid, please see the "What Does Legal Aid Provide?" section of the About Legal Aid page.
Q: I have a legal problem that is not handled by Legal Aid. Who can I contact for help?
For criminal cases, contact the public defender's office.  For other types of cases, you may be able to receive services from Indiana Legal Services, though this will not always be the case.
Q: How do I get to your office?
Our office is located at 212 N. 5th Street, Lafayette, Indiana (map), just north of Main Street and across from Mulhaupt's.
Q: I live outside of Tippecanoe County. Can Legal Aid help me?
Unfortunately, no. Applicants must live in Tippecanoe County and the legal problem must be in Tippecanoe County.
Q: How do I support Legal Aid
There are many ways to support Legal Aid, including:
  • direct monetary donations
  • volunteer positions with Legal Aid
  • participation in annual fundraisers