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A quick guide to all of the topics on Ohio Legal Help.

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COVID-19 Resources

Information on government actions, benefits, housing and other issues that are changing due to COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Hub
COVID-19 Renter Protections
Stimulus Checks
COVID-19 Paid Leave



Information on divorce, dissolution, legal separation, domestic violence and custody.

Dealing with domestic violence and abuse
Reporting child abuse or neglect
Filing for dissolution
Filing an answer to divorce
Divorce, dissolution or separation
Filing for divorce when you have children
Filing for divorce without children
Changing a custody order
Changing a parenting time order



Information on security deposits, landlords, utilities, evictions, repairs, foreclosure, subsidized housing and mobile homes.

Getting your security deposit back
Moving out before the end of your lease
Filing an application for rent escrow
Getting your landlord to make repairs
Getting evicted from subsidized housing
Second cause eviction
Landlord lock outs and utility shut offs

Money and Debt


Information on debt, creditors, garnishment, bankruptcy, fraud and taxes.

How to dispute a debt
Bank account attachment
What to do when a creditor sues you
Understanding bankruptcy and your options
Taking charge of debt
Wage garnishment
Getting debt collectors to stop bothering you
Identity theft
Protecting yourself from consumer fraud
Earned Income Tax Credit
Tax filing scams
Repaying student loans

Public Benefits


Information on SNAP, OWF, WIC, SSI, Medicaid and unemployment benefits.

Ohio's public benefits
Cash assistance through Ohio Works First
Social Security disability programs
Food stamps and assistance
WIC for women and children
Unemployment benefits
CARES Act stimulus payments



Information on estate planning, wills and kinship care.

Wills and estates
Summary release from administration
Transfer on death for homes
Transfer on death for cars
Advance directives
Kinship care of your grandchildren

Veterans and Servicemembers


Information on veterans benefits.

Veterans benefits

Crime and Traffic


Information on understanding criminal and traffic cases, and driver's license amnesty.

Understanding criminal cases
Understanding traffic cases
Ohio's expedited pardon program
Driver's license reinstatement fee amnesty / reduction

Going to Court


Information on courts, mediation, negotiation, judges, hearings, evidence and witnesses.

Finding a lawyer
Settling outside of court
Getting ready for a hearing

Natural Disasters


Information on emergency legal services after a natural disaster

Problems caused by natural disasters

Letters and Forms


Fillable .pdfs and step by step interviews to help you find and complete your forms. 

Fillable .pdfs

Download and complete the forms you need.


Motion for custody change
Motion for parenting time change


CDC Eviction Moratorium Declaration Form
Second cause eviction: Answer
Second cause eviction: Answer and counterclaim
Foreclosure: Answer
Rent escrow application: Franklin County
Rent escrow application: Hamilton County
Rent escrow application: Montgomery County
Rent escrow application: Lucas County


Living will
Healthcare power of attorney
Real estate transfer on death
Vehicle transfer on death
Grandparent power of attorney
Caretaker authorization affidavit

Money and Debt

Debt collection: Answer

Form Assistants

Use our step-by-step interviews to find and complete the forms you need.

Going to Court

Poverty affidavit / court fee waiver


Divorce with kids
Divorce without kids- Part 1
Divorce without kids- Part 2
Divorce: answer


Landlord letter: Make repairs
Landlord letter: Return security deposit


Probate: Summary release from administration

Money and Debt

Debt collector letter: Stop contact
Debt collector letter: Dispute debt