July 15, 2024

Pro Se Information

Pro Se: For one’s own behalf; in person. Appearing for oneself, as in the case of one who does not retain a lawyer and appears for himself in court.

Pro Se filings are accepted for contested, uncontested, simplified divorce matters, cases to establish paternity, custody (only between parents or temporary extended family custody), child support, visitation, step-parent adoptions, name changes, modifications, motions, summons, subpoenas, judicial hearings/trials and general magistrate hearings.

The Clerk of Court does not give legal advice, tell a person what the law is, represent them in court, tell them how to testify in court, or tell what their rights are.

Forms are distributed at a minimal fee by the Clerk of Court or are available to print at Online Forms and Services.

Need a lawyer? 850-434-6009. Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association. If you want to talk to a layer, give us a call at 850-434-6009. Your call is free. When you meet with your lawyer, there will be a nominal fee for the first half-hour consultations. Fees for additional services after the first half-hour are arranged between you and the lawyer.