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Court Help Forms & Links

In consideration of the increased number of individuals representing themselves in legal matters the court has placed the most commonly used forms on line as a resource. Please be advised that the forms detailed below are intended to be a guide and as such do not address every possible situation. Additionally it must be noted that all persons choosing to act as their own counsel should research the law prior to commencing a proceeding or submitting an answer. Persons seeking to research the law may find it helpful to visit the Law Library located on the 6th floor of this building. Court Staff cannot act as your counsel, provide legal advice or suggestions. Court staff can provide all litigants with procedural information.



Summons, Complaint and Answers PDF
How To Commence A Civil Action PDF
Summons PDF
Summons extra caption PDF
Complaint sample PDF
Complaint fill in PDF
Complaint fill in long PDF
Complaint Verification PDF
Summons with Notice PDF
How to serve papers when commencing an action PDF
Affidavit of service of initiating papers PDF
How to respond to a complaint PDF
Answer Form and verification PDF
Notice of appearance and demand for complaint PDF
Third Party Answer PDF
Extend time to answer suggested procedure PDF
Order extending plaintiff’s time PDF
Order extending defendant’s time to answer PDF
Order for alternative service PDF
Verification PDF
Court fees PDF

Special Proceeding PDF
How to Commence Special Proceeding PDF
Notice of Petition PDF
Verified Petition PDF
Blueback Notice of Petition PDF

How to Waive Fees - Poor Person Order PDF
CPLR 1101(a) PDF
CPLR 1101(d) PDF
How to apply for Poor Person Status PDF
Poor Person affidavit PDF
Poor Persons Applications Proof of Income PDF
How to Apply for a Poor Persons Order / Fee waiver PDF



Motions PDF
How to Make a Motion PDF
Motion Checklist PDF
Notice of Motion PDF
Notice of Motion Long PDF
Affidavit In Support PDF
Affidavit of Service PDF
Blue Back Information Sheet PDF
How to Answer Motion PDF
Opposition PDF
Opposition Long PDF
Opposition and Cross Motion PDF
Support and Cross Motion PDF
Reply Affidavit PDF
Oppostion to Cross Motion PDF



OSC Actions PDF
Notice-Copies Order to Show Cause PDF
O.S.C. with Temporary restraining Order in Civil Action PDF
Order to Show Cause-Civil Action PDF
Order to Show Cause- For Contempt PDF

OSC Special Proceeding PDF
Notice-Copies OSC plus PDF
O.S.C. Temporary Restraining Order Notice PDF
O.S.C. Temporary Restraining Order Notice Special Proceeding PDF

Discovery PDF
The Discovery Process PDF
How to Subpoena PDF


Divorce Forms and Instructions
Uncontested Divorce Forms Packet Instructions
Uncontested Divorce Packet Forms
Requirements For Filing Uncontested Divorce Papers

Marriage Waiver/Affidavit (waive time requirement) PDF
Marriage Waiver Affidavit PDF

Legal Seperation PDF
Legal Seperation PDF
Legal Seperation Agreement Sample PDF



RJI - Request for Judicial Intervention PDF



Foreclosure PDF
How to answer a Foreclosure PDF
Affidavit of Service PDF
Requirements for Order Confirming Referee’s Report of Sale and Distribution of Surplus Funds PDF
Notice of Motion to Confirm Referee’s Report of Sale and Dispurse Surplus Moneys PDF
Affidavit in Support of Motion For Distribution of Surplus Moneys PDF

Order Confirming the Referee’s Report on Surplus Moneys and Directing the Distribution of Surplus Moneys

Notice of Claim PDF
5 Question Sheet PDF
Appoint Referee (Default With Title Amendment - REVISED) PDF
Auction Sheet PDF
Bank Worksheet PDF
Defendant Worksheet PDF
Foreclosure Auction Surplus Monies Form PDF
Foreclosure & Sale Judgement PDF
Referee Affirmation Foreclosure Sales PDF

To Appeal a Supreme Court Decision

Appeal Supreme Court Decision Form


Discharge Attorney


Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Forms

Uncontested Divorce DIY Program

Adult Name Change Program

Frequently Asked Questions page

Vacate a Default Judgement in a Consumer Debt Case


Other Info

Glossary of Legal Terms

Filing Fees - Supreme/County Courts - For Civil Matters