Legal Aid

Applying for Aid

Get help when you need it most.

Help the People in Your Community

Getting Legal Aid

Into every life a little trouble must sometimes fall. What’s worse is when trouble comes and you have no resources at your disposal to handle it. You can feel powerless and alone if you have no support. That’s where Legal Aid comes in. We’re here to even the scales of justice for low income families and individuals that can’t afford legal assistance in Tippecanoe County.

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How Do You 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.

How Do You Apply for Legal Assistance?

  • Fill out a Legal Aid application—available at the Legal Aid office.
  • If you qualify for legal assistance, a member of the staff will contact you.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Legal Aid attorney to discuss your legal problem.

How Much Does Legal Aid Cost?

THE CONSULTATION IS FREE. Although the legal representation is at no cost, we are required to charge for the following:

  • Court Costs - State law requires the payment of court costs. The amount varies according to the situation.
  • Publication Costs - Clients are also responsible for the cost of any legal notices which must be published in the newspaper. The cost for this varies with the situation.

There may be other costs depending on the situation.

How Do You 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.

How Do You Apply for Legal Assistance?

  • Fill out a Legal Aid application—available at the Legal Aid office.
  • If you qualify for legal assistance, a member of the staff will contact you.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Legal Aid attorney to discuss your legal problem.

How Much Does Legal Aid Cost?

THE CONSULTATION IS FREE. Although the legal representation is at no cost, we are required to charge for the following:

  • Court Costs - State law requires the payment of court costs. The amount varies according to the situation.
  • Publication Costs - Clients are also responsible for the cost of any legal notices which must be published in the newspaper. The cost for this varies with the situation.

There may be other costs depending on the situation.