Fees Income Guidelines
Fees may be paid by credit card on this website here OR by money order or cashier's check by mail or drop off (in sealed envelope with name and address). Make sure applicant's name is printed on cashier's check or money order. Personal checks and cash are NOT accepted.
Domestic Violence Victims Assistance Program
DVVA program services are provided free of charge, regardless of the applicant's income or citizenship status.
Domestic Relations Program
There is a non-refundable application fee of $25.00. If your case is accepted, the $25.00 application fee will be applied towards your client fee. The client fee for domestic relations cases based on household income relative to the federal poverty rate is:
- $200: Up to 100% of federal poverty rate ($175 after deducting application fee)
- $400: 100% to 150% of federal poverty rate ($375 after deducting application fee)
- $600: 151% to 200% of federal poverty rate ($575 after deducting application fee)
Bridge the Gap
This program seeks to bridge the gap between assistance with a protective order and expedited assistance with a divorce or parentage (custody) case. Income-eligible victims of domestic violence with a current protective order can apply for the Bridge-the-Gap program at the time they file their protective order or go to How to Apply and complete the application process. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee. If the application is approved, there is a reduced administrative fee relative to the federal poverty rate and household size and the application fee is applied towards the administrative fee:
- $50: Up to 100% of federal poverty rate: ($25 after deducting application fee)
- $100: 101 to 150% of federal poverty rate: ($75 after deducting application fee)
- $200: 151 to 200% of federal poverty rate: $200 ($175 after deducting application fee)
Monthly Income and Associated Fees:
Household: You, dependent minor children and cohabitant. Cohabitant is a non-related adult with whom you live and are having a romantic relationship (fiancé, boyfriend or girlfriend). Cohabitant does NOT include the opposing party to this case (spouse you are divorcing or other parent to your child).
|Family Size||100% of Poverty||150% of Poverty||200% of Poverty|
|for each additional person, add||$330||$495||$660|