THE JOHNSON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT HELP CENTER
We are available from 8:00am - noon and
1:00pm - 4:30pm Monday through Friday in person, (closed noon - 1:00pm)
by phone(913)715-3385 or via e-mail at [email protected]
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO US AS CALL VOLUME IS HIGH.
If filing documents that require payment, you may:
Fax: Please complete the
FAX COVERSHEET/PAYMENT SLIP using the link. Fax the DOCUMENTS you need to file and the FAX COVERSHEET/PAYMENT SLIP to: 913-715-3405
**Paying by card, whether in fax or in person, has a $4.95 processing fee.**
In person or Mail:
150 W. SANTA FE STREET
OLATHE KS 66061
(Card, Cash (in person only), Check, or Money Order make payable to:
CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT)
If filing documents that do NOT require payment, you may email them to
[email protected] or fax them at 913-715-3401,
You may also file in person or by mail.
We will not accept payment via email.
Additional services such as housing assistance, utility assistance, substance abuse, shelters and more can be accessed through
our Resource Packet 2024
Se puede acceder a servicios adicionales como asistencia de vivienda, asistencia de servicios públicos, abuso de sustancias, refugios y más a través de nuestro
Recursos del Condado de Johnson 2024
Valuable information and forms for anyone needing or thinking about requesting Protection Orders
Power of Attorney forms for adults and children
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|150 W. Santa Fe Street
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Email: [email protected]
Monday-Friday 8:00am - noon and 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays
|The Help Center provides resources for people representing themselves in Johnson County District Court. We offer:
- court forms and instructions
- access to statutes and rules
- case and docket information
- court form review
- filing your court forms
- referrals to low-cost or free legal assistance
- referrals to social service agencies
What kind of cases?
Our focus is mostly family law -- divorces (with and without children), paternity/parentage cases,
child support issues, parenting plans and related issues. We also offer limited forms and help with
landlord tenant disputes, guardian and conservator reports, criminal expungements, name changes and
What kind of help is available?
We have computers to draft your forms on. We have software to help you calculate child support.
Most important, we have detailed instructions on how to do these things, and clerks to help you navigate
the forms and get them filed. Finally, we have some volunteer attorneys, with limited availability,
by appointment only. Call for an application to be emailed to you.
Tips on Using the Help Center
Most of our instructions and form pleadings are available online and should be reviewed
before your visit to the Help Center. The best way is to carefully read the instructions
for what you want to do, fill out forms as best you can and bring your hard copies with you.
We cannot print documents from your personal email, computer or thumb drive. If you can’t
complete the forms at home, or you need more help, you may use our computers to prepare and
print your documents.
|The Help Center staff are Court Clerks who cannot give legal advice. They can answer questions
about the instructions, point out the essential statutes and guide you through the forms. There
is no legal confidentiality privilege between you and the Help Center staff but they will not discuss
your case with others. The staff will remain neutral but may provide services to other people
involved in your legal situation.
|Visits often take longer than you expect. Many people find that it can take over an hour to
complete needed forms. You may not be able to do everything necessary in one visit. If you must
bring young children to the Help Center, please bring another person to supervise them. You, and
others, will need to be able to focus on your legal tasks without distraction.
|Bring your checkbook or cash. While most things at the Help Center are free, some things have
a fee. Example: filing fees, service fees, subpoenas.
|If English is not your first language, there are phone translation services available through
Cyracom. Please visit http://interpret.cyracom.com/languagelist/ to see if they offer the language you need.
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MUST be filled out and included with every form submitted.
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Forms Available Include:
|For additional information go to the Kansas Legal Services Web Page or Kansas Judicial Council Web Page