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The "Self-Help" Desk is amazing!

We highly recommend leveraging your local self-help desk or center to save time and money. A family mediator can help you make the right decisions based on the issues you must work through. 

What is a Self-Help Desk or Center?

A Self-Help Center is a place where you can find helpful information and services about your legal problem if an attorney does not represent you. Legal information includes court forms and tools to help you complete court forms, answer general questions about court procedures, and help prepare your documentation. You can get help in many different ways, such as reading information or watching videos under Help Topics, calling or emailing the desk, and/or visiting in person to a local Self-Help Center.

Find MN locations

Minnesota Statewide Self-Help Center

Phone: (651) 435-6535
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed on holidays)

Email Self Help

Find a Walk-In Location

Self-Help Topics

Help Topics are listed alphabetically.  Check out a topic that is relevant to your needs.

Quick Reference Links:

MN Guide & File

Minnesota Guide & File is a web-based electronic tool that helps you create court forms in certain types of cases.  In most situations, you can file your forms electronically (eFile) through Guide & File or print and file at a courthouse. 


Find Your State

Forms Available

Forms to Start a Divorce are many different divorce forms. Choosing the correct set for your divorce is essential.

Head to the various forms and instructions page HERE.

Click here for other family-related topics and forms

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