Working with the Family Law County Clerk

The County Court Clerk or Clerk of the Court is the person who will be facilitating your divorce. This is the person you or your divorce lawyer will be filing your divorce paperwork with at you local county courthouse.

As a rule of thumb, the Clerk and any of the assistants at the courthouse will not be able to provide any type of legal advice, so tread cautiously when you ask questions. Certain Clerks and assistants are willing to help with questions regarding the filing procedure, but asking questions about the contents of the documents is typically out of the question.

If you are not getting the answers you need, you can certainly contact your lawyer or you can save yourself some money in legal fees by going to the county courthouse library. The county courthouse library is typically open to the public, and the librarian may be able to point you in the right direction to get the answers you need.

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