App offers help to Floridians who can’t afford a lawyer in family court

Other democracies spend up to 10 times more on civil legal aid than the United States. A Florida Commission looks to close the Justice Gap without money.

News Story (Florida)

James Call
Tallahassee Democrat
December 15, 2017

Tags: Family, Technology

Organizations mentioned/involved: Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice (FCATCJ)


The Florida Courts Help app provides access to information and documents needed to divorce, seek a protection order, adopt and other family law matters.

The  Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, released the app Friday before a meeting focused on family law in Tallahassee. Commissioner Gregory W. Coleman said the tool was designed to help those who can’t afford a lawyer.