Be safe! Get help by phone at 616-632-6000. We will return your call as promptly as possible. For the safety of the public, our patrons, volunteers, and staff, we have suspended in-person service at the courthouse 5th Floor walk-in center.

You can also find updates on our blog and many forms are now available here.

For more information see Legal Aid of Western Michigan's COVID-19 Info Page and Michigan Legal Help's COVID-19 Emergency Page
Contact Legal Assistance Center



Legal Assistance Center is located at the Kent County Courthouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Kent County Courthouse
5th Floor
180 Ottawa Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
No appointment needed

Packet, Copy and Notary Costs

Packets of forms and instructions for filing divorce, custody or paternity cases are available for $20.  Most other forms are free.  Court filings require multiple copies.  The LAC will make copies for $.35/page or 3 pages for $1.  Envelopes and stamps are available for $1 each.  Notary service is free for court forms.  Other documents will be notarized for $2.  The LAC only accepts cash.  An ATM is located on the first floor of the Courthouse.


Phone: (616) 632-6000 general line or (616) 632-6014 for a specific staff member.

You can also send us a message below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to our limited capacity, we are unable to provide any legal information or guidance via the form below. If you would like legal assistance, please visit us in person at the location listed above. We do not give legal advice or representation.


  • IMPORTANT: Due to our limited capacity, we do not provide any legal information or guidance via this form or email. If you need help with filling out forms or have questions about legal documents, please visit our office at the Kent County Courthouse.