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Mid-Summer Michigan Legal Help Site Update

Mid-Summer Michigan Legal Help Site Update

Friday, July 26, 2013

There have been a few exciting additions and improvements to the Michigan Legal Help website in the past three months.

First, new resources in the area of housing have been added to the Michigan Legal Help website. There are now three different Answer to Eviction Complaint Toolkits, each with an automated interview to help people draft their Answers. These toolkits are for filing answers to complaints for Non-Payment of Rent, to Recover Possession of Property (formerly known as Termination of Tenancy), and for Eviction from a Mobile Home Park. Each toolkit also has an interview to draft a Motion to Set Aside Default in a Landlord/Tenant action in case people need that as well.

Second, the interview for Petition for Personal Protection Order (Domestic Relationship) has been revised and improved.  The plaintiff side interview to prepare documents for a custody case is live, and the rest of that toolkit will be launched very soon. The defendant side custody interview and toolkit will be launched in mid-August.

Finally, we wanted to share with you some of our recent statistics - since the beginning of 2013, we have been averaging over 5,000 visits per week. Also, between the website launch in August, 2012 and the end of June, 2013, 35,000 automated online form interviews were started via Michigan Legal Help, with over 17,000 completed forms being generated. We are so happy that many people are accessing these tools!