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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Porter County Circuit Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Porter County, Indiana, and resources applicable to all courts in Indiana.
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Indiana Case Information
Access to basic case information for Circuit and Superior Courts in most Indiana counties, and for some City and Town Courts, is available to the general public. Search options include party name, case ID, and county. Advanced search options and other features are available through a subscription service.
Indiana Court Case Records
Search Indiana criminal, citation, civil, family, and probate cases online. Records are available for most county Circuit and Superior Courts, St. Joseph County Probate Court, Marion County Small Claims Courts, many City and Town Courts, and some courts that have been abolished.
Indiana Limited Criminal Records
The Indiana State Police offer a limited criminal history online search service with a subscription or per-search fee. Criminal case information is limited to felonies and Class A misdemeanors.
Indiana Protective Orders
Search protective and no-contact orders filed since July 1, 2009 by name or case number. Additional search options include year of birth, race, county issued, and city of residence. Links to forms and instructions for obtaining orders are at the bottom of the page.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Indiana Court Calendars
View daily and weekly calendars for Circuit and Superior Courts in most Indiana Counties, and for some City and Town Courts. Click the name of the court in the "Partner Courts" list in right column to begin. When the county information page appears, click the desired calendar in the List of Courts at the bottom of the page.
Published opinions and orders
Older Indiana Attorney General Opinions
Search the Indiana University database of Indiana Attorney General opinions from 1933 - 1976. Search by keyword or browse by author, title or subject.
Recent Indiana Attorney General Legal Opinions
View Indiana Attorney General legal opinions from 2001 - current.
Forms and related information
Porter County Clerk Forms and Information
View and download Porter County Clerk forms, including small claims, eviction, guardianship, lost vehicle titles, and protective orders. View and download protective order filing instructions and local small claims manuals for Valparaiso and Portage locations.
Porter County Court Forms and Information
View and download Porter County Circuit and Superior Court forms, including small claims, traffic, criminal, and guardianship. Information about small claims procedure and links to statewide family law and protective order forms are also provided.
Indiana Child Support Forms
View and download child support forms from the Indiana Child Support Bureau.
Indiana Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Indiana courts, and forms for complaints against attorneys and judges.
Indiana Court Forms and Instructions for Self-Represented Parties
View and download Indiana Court forms and instructions designed for parties representing themselves, including child support, divorce, fee waiver, name change, motion for contempt, criminal history, appeals, motion for continuance, and protection orders.
Online fine payments
Pay Indiana Child Support
Pay Indiana child support online by Social Security number or case number. A convenience fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Porter County Child Support Services
The Porter County Prosecutor's Office offers information about its child support services, including paternity establishment, child support orders, collection, modification, and payment tracking. Application instructions and links to forms and additional resources are provided.
Porter County Juvenile and Family Services and Programs
View information about Porter County Juvenile & Family Drug Court, Family Court services, divorce and paternity mediation, and juvenile detention and probation.
Porter County Prosecutor's Office Programs and Information
The Porter County Prosecutor's Office offers information about its programs and services, including adult pre-trial diversion, bad check collection, citizen complaints, traffic infraction deferrals, and services and resources for victims of domestic violence. Information about the criminal justice process is also provided.
Porter County Victim Help
View information from the Porter County Prosecutor's Office for victims of crime, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Links to Prosecutor's Office services, a referral list including domestic violence shelters, and information about the legal system and victims' rights are provided.
Indiana Child Support Information
View a child support calculator, child support guidelines, parenting time guidelines, and links to child support forms.
Indiana Child Support Payments
View instructions for paying child support, with links to related forms and answers to frequently asked questions
Indiana Child Support Services
The Indiana Child Support Bureau offers information about child support orders, payments, enforcement, and establishment of paternity, with links to guidelines, online payments, forms, and additional resources.
Indiana Electronic Filing
File court documents electronically in most Indiana trial courts. Instructions, links to service providers, and lists of participating courts and case types are provided.
Indiana Foreclosure Help
View information about the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network, with an online application form.
Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Indiana, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies, and links to legal aid providers.
Indiana Problem-Solving Courts
View information about Indiana problem-solving courts, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse or mental health problems. Types of problem-solving courts include adult and juvenile Drug Courts, Mental Health Courts, Veterans Courts, Family Dependency Drug Courts, and Domestic Violence Courts. Links to rules, guidelines, and a directory of local programs are provided.
Indiana Rules of Court
View statewide and local Indiana court rules, and recent and proposed rule amendments.
Indiana Small Claims Information
Download the Indiana Small Claims Manual and view a summary of small claims procedure, instructions for using the Manual, and a video about representing yourself in a small claims case.
Indiana Constitution and Laws
Search the Indiana Code by title, article, chapter, section, and keyword; use the "Search" feature at the top of the page. Select the "Laws" menu item at the top of the page for access to the Indiana Constitution, Code, Noncode Statutes from the current legislative session, Acts of the General Assembly, and tables.
Indiana Legal Glossary
View a glossary of legal terms used in Indiana courts.
Indiana Legal Information
View Indiana legal information related to divorce, child custody, child support, evictions, foreclosures, debt collection. the courts and legal system, and other legal topics. Information is also available in Spanish.
Search a roster of registered Indiana mediators by type, location, rate, name, language, and practice area.
Indiana Self-Representation Information
View information and resources for people without attorneys, including a guide to representing yourself in court, mediation, family law, protection orders, finding a lawyer, court forms, and foreclosures.
Indiana Supreme Court Law Library
View information about the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library, including hours, available materials and resources, and an online catalog.
Indiana Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles provides information about traffic tickets, criminal violations, license suspension, and license reinstatement.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Porter County Lawyers
Search a directory of Porter County Bar Association members name, city, and area of practice.
Porter County No-Cost Legal Services
View contact information for pro bono legal service providers in Porter County.
Northwest Indiana Legal Aid
NWI Volunteer Lawyers provide free civil legal assistance to income-eligible residents of Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter Counties.
Indiana State Public Defender
View information about the Indiana State Public Defender office, which provides representation to incarcerated criminal and juvenile defendants who cannot afford a lawyer.
Free Indiana Legal Answers
Income-eligible residents without a lawyer can ask civil legal questions online and receive answers from an Indiana lawyer. The service is free; registration is required.
Free Indiana Legal Services and Community Resources
Search Indiana legal services and community assistance organizations for low-income and elderly residents by topic or keyword.
Indiana Attorney Complaint Information
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission provides information about the types of complaints it handles, examples of rule violations, and the procedure for filing a grievance. Links to online and printable forms are provided.
Indiana Attorney Discipline Records
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission offers an online search service of attorney status and a listing of orders and opinions in attorney discipline cases.
Indiana Consumer Protection
The Indiana Attorney General's Office offers information and topical fact sheets about consumer protection and various types of fraud. Instructions and forms for filing consumer complaints are provided.
Indiana Judge Complaint Information
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications provides information about the types of complaints it handles, the procedure for filing a complaint, and a link to the complaint form.
Indiana Judge Discipline Records
View Indiana Supreme Court opinions in judicial discipline cases by judge name.
Indiana Lawyer Directory
Search the roll of attorneys licensed to practice in Indiana by name or attorney number. Search may be limited by city.
Search a directory of Indiana State Bar Association members by name, type of practice, location, and keyword.