My friend is disabled. He can't afford an attorney. Can I help my friend file divorce forms with the court clerk?
When you say “help file”... what does than mean? If you are filling them out for the person and trying to figure out what goes in the boxes, you are practicing law without a license.
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No, you cannot. You should direct your friend to go to the Self-Help Center at your friend's local courthouse.
If you mean can you take them to the court clerk to be filed, I guess you can. Anyone can. You can help him serve the papers. He cannot serve them himself. What you cannot do is help him with the content of the papers.
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