Help The People in Your Community
Applying for Aid
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 financial 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 I apply for Legal Aid?
- 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. To open a case and have an attorney represent you is $10.
- 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.
We make it our responsibility to help low-income families and individuals in Tippecanoe County by providing them with legal assistance and representation. As a not-for-profit United Way agency, we seek to advance the common good by empowering those less fortunate with quality legal representation that they couldn’t otherwise afford.
Here are some examples of services for which we will be happy to be your advocate. However, we do NOT handle criminal matters or cases involving fee-generating litigation.
Divorce & Separation
Custody & Visitation
Mental Commitment Defense