The Legal Assistance Center helps individuals with a variety of types of civil cases including divorce, child support, parenting time, custody, paternity, personal protection orders, guardianship, landlord-tenant, small claims, court-fee waivers, and judgment collection. Assistance includes providing tools, information, and forms to assist an individual in the advancement of their civil case.
At the Legal Assistance Center we only help Pro Per individuals. "Pro Per" is short for propria persona, which is Latin for "for oneself," usually applied to a person who represents themselves in a lawsuit rather than have an attorney. If you have an attorney, you do not qualify for assistance from the Legal Assistance Center.
Additional information on the LAC is available through the navigation menu at left.
The LAC is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 12 Noon and from 1:00 until 5:00 pm. Appointments are not accepted, as meeting times with volunteers are on a walk-in basis only. Help is available face-to-face only, as assistance cannot be given over the phone.
Location & Parking
The Allegan County Legal Assistance Center is located in the lower level of the Allegan County Courthouse building in downtown Allegan. You can enter the Courthouse only using the West Entrance—this is the one facing the current Jail facility off Hubbard Street between Walnut and Chestnut Streets.
There are several public parking lots and on-street parking is available as indicated on the Downtown Allegan Map.