Self Help Center

Welcome to the Self-Help Center of our website. The information provided here will help you find information about the court system, find an attorney and locate other resources that might help you represent yourself in some legal matters.

Legal Services

Guide to free or reduced-rate legal services


Families, Divorce & Children

Child Dependency & Neglect Handbook for Parents & Guardians
Child Support Information
Divorce Forms
Help for Visitation with your Children
Mediation Information
Parenting Plan Information
Youth in Juvenile Court


Trial & Criminal Court

If you have a question about a warrant (civil or criminal), an arrest, a trial, or any other trial court matters, please contact the Court Clerk for the county in which the case originated. Click here to find the court clerk in your county.




Estate & Probate

Most probate and estate matters are handled by the Clerk & Master in your county. Click here to find the Clerk & Master in your county.


Small Claims

Small claims cases are typically handled in General Sessions Court. For more information about small claims cases, please contact the court clerk in your county. Click here to locate your county's court clerk.

Guidelines and Helpful Information for People with a Case in General Sessions Court
Guidelines and Helpful Information for People with a Case in General Sessions Court (Spanish)


Traffic & City Issues

Municipal Courts handle traffic cases and cases involving violation of city ordinances. The Municipal Court Clerk in your city will be able to assist you with questions about these types of cases. Click here to find your local Municipal Court Clerk.

More resources and information is available at the Supreme Court's Justice for All website. Click the button below to go to that website.

Justice for All Website

Still need help?

Please look through this section of our website to find information on a variety of topics. If you cannot find what you are looking for, click here to send us an email inquiry. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. In order to maintain a reasonable response time, please review the help categories on this page before sending that email. 

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 16-3-804(b), no employee of the state court system shall engage, either directly or indirectly, in the practice of law. This includes making legal referrals, performing legal research or giving legal advice.