DIY Forms

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These computer programs ask you questions. The program then uses your answers to make a form for your case or to make an information sheet to help you in court. These programs are not e-fileable. Your paper must be printed, then filed at the Court.

Available DIY Forms

NYS DIY Forms are only for court users who don't have a lawyer and legal services and pro bono attorneys and staff helping clients who cannot afford lawyers. Commercial use is prohibited and no one may charge for using these programs. When you begin the program, you will be asked to accept these terms of use.


Case Type Program Court

Uncontested Divorce

Supreme Court

Custody/Visitation Enforcement Petition

Custody/Visitation Modification Petition

Family Court

Support Petition

Support Modification and Support Enforcement/Violation Petition

Family Court

Paternity Petition

Petición de Paternidad
(Paternity Petition in Spanish)

Family Court
When Someone Dies

Safe Deposit Box Petition

Small Estate Affidavit

Surrogate's Court

Guardianship Article 17A Petition

Surrogate's Court

Name Change

Adult Name Change Petition

Child Name Change Petition

Supreme Court & New York City Civil Court
Problems With Money

Vacate Default Judgment in a Consumer Debt Case

Supreme, County, City, District, Town, Village & New York City Civil Court

Foreclosure Answer

Supreme Court
For Small Property Owners

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Landlord Nonpayment Eviction Petition & Written Rent Demand Program

Licensee Holdover Petition

Squatter Holdover Petition

District, City, Town & Village Court

Landlord Nonpayment Eviction Petition & Written Rent Demand Program

Small Property Owner Licensee Holdover Petition

Roommate Holdover Program

New York City Housing Court
For Tenants

Tenant Vacate Default Judgment

District, City, Town & Village Court

Tenant Affidavit to Vacate a Default Judgment

Tenant Affidavit to Restore Case to Calendar 

New York City Housing Court

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