Support Petition Program

You can use this program to ask ("petition") the Family Court for a support order for:

  • children under 21 and/or a spouse, or
  • an adult dependent between 21 and 25 who is developmentally disabled.

This free program will help you fill out the papers that you will need to file in Family Court.   [Learn more about Support]

You can use this program if:

  • You don't already have a support order from a court, and
  • If you are asking for child support:
    • you are filing against the other parent, and
    • the children are under 21 years of age.
  • If you are asking for spousal support:
    • you are filing against the person you are married to.
  • If you are asking for support for an adult dependent:
    • you are filing against the other parent, and
    • the young adult is developmentally disabled and between the ages of 21 and 25.


Information Checklist

You will need the following information with you when you use this program:

  • The name and address of the other parent or the person you are married to.
  • The names and birth dates of any of the children.



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Note: You will be taken to our partner website called LawHelp Interactive.

You can "Sign Up" for an account or go directly to the program without signing up by clicking on the green "Get Started" button. Then check to agree to the Terms of Use and click on "Continue" to begin the program.


About DIY Forms

This program is not e-fileable. Your papers must be printed, then filed at the Court.

Who Can Use These Programs?
You can use DIY Forms if:

  • you're a court user and you don't have a lawyer;
  • you're a legal services provider;
  • you're a pro bono lawyer. Pro bono lawyers filing a DIY Form must submit thispro bono affirmation.
  • you're from a low-bono (reduced fee) program. You must submit a low-bono affirmation with the filing.

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.

Help Using DIY Forms
See Frequently Asked Questions for help using DIY Form programs.


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