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If you need to go to court, but you cannot afford the fees and charges, you may not have to pay them. The court can “waive” the fees, or ask the state to pay the normal court fees.
The court can also waive or ask the state to pay for “extra” fees.
You must fill out a form called an Affidavit of Indigency. This form tells the court you cannot afford the fees related to your case.
If the clerk or a judge approves the form, you will not have to pay.
Find out how to ask the court to waive your fees.
Federal courts do not use this form because they have different rules.
Produced by Merrimack Valley North-Shore Legal Services, Inc. Last updated September 2013