If you have been notified to appear in court for jury duty or to respond to a summons or traffic ticket, read the notice or summons carefully. It will name the court where you need to go.
-- For some cases, specific instructions are available to help you complete the forms and to explain what you need to do.
-- For some cases, online help is available from Michigan Legal Help to prepare forms through an automated interview process and to provide toolkits with legal articles, FAQs, procedure, and other resources.
Select a type of court case. If you don't see your type of case in the list to the left, there is no information available on this website but there may be from Michigan Legal Help, a public website created to help people who have to handle simple civil legal problems without a lawyer.
The information provided in this Self-Help Center is not legal advice. The laws of Michigan do not allow the employees of the court or the judge to give you legal advice. You should consult with an attorney concerning your legal issues, but you do not need an attorney to file a case. If you proceed with a case without an attorney, you are acting as your own attorney.
Michigan Legal Help has toolkits on the following types of cases.
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Debt Collection
- Name Change
- Personal Protection
- Setting Aside an Adult Conviction
- Setting Aside a Juvenile Adjudication
- Small Claims