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Plaintiff: Serving Your Case on Defendant
Serve Legal Papers


Defendant: Answering
Answer a Complaint
Answer a Complaint in Consumer Credit Case


Getting Your Case Into Court *New Form 7/12*
New RJI Form 840
General Addendum 840A
Commercial Addendum 840C
Foreclosure Addendum 840F
Matrimonial Addendum 840M


Making or Answering a Motion
Relief by Order to Show Cause or Motion
Answer a Motion or Order to Show Cause


Missing Your Court Date
How to Vacate a Default


Affording the Filing Fees
Apply for Poor Person Status


Legally Stopping the Other Party
Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)


Getting Ready For Trial
Certify for Trial


Requesting a Transcript
Minutes of Court Proceeding


Proposing an Unsigned Order
Proposed Order/Judgment (Unsigned)


Sending a Signed Order
Signed Order/Judgment (Signed)


Appealing
Appeal an Order/Judgment


Removing Your Case Before the Court
Discontinue an Action


Representing Yourself
Having an Attorney to Representing Yourself


Changing Your Name
Adult NameInfant Name


Guardian of Infant's Money
Withdraw Infant Funds


Getting Your Arbitration Award
Confirm an Arbitration Award


After the Foreclosure Sale
Release Surplus Money


Extending a Mechanics Lien
How to Extend a Mechanics Lien


Blank Forms
Miscellaneous Forms

 

How To Commence A Civil Action

Instructions

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
45 Summons pdf fillable Help
20 Summons with Notice pdf document pdf document Help
28 Complaint

pdf document*Sample

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43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
35 Affidavit of Service of Initiating Papers pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Commence A Special Proceeding

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
8 Notice of Petition, Petition, Verification in a Special Proceeding pdf document pdf document Help
4 Order to Show Cause in a Special Proceeding pdf document pdf document Help
5 Order to Show Cause with Temporary Restraining Order in a Special Proceeding pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

How To Serve Papers

Instructions

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
35 Affidavit of Service of Initiating Papers pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help
17 Application for Order Extending Plaintiff's Time to Serve Summons pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Answer A Complaint

 

Instructions on how to answer a complaint
Instructions on how to extend the time to answer
Instructions on how to answer a consumer credit complaint

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
23 Answer pdf document pdf document Help
  Consumer Credit Answer pdf document   Help
7 Notice of Motion pdf document pdf document Help
24 Notice of Appearance pdf document pdf document Help
18 Application for Order Extending Defendant's Time to Answer pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Get A Judge Assigned To Your Case


Instructions

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
31 Request for Judicial Intervention (RJI) 840   fillable  
  General Addendum Form 840A (additional space)   fillable  
  Commercial Division Addendum 840C   fillable  
  Foreclosure Addendum 840F   fillable  
  Matrimonial Addendum 840M   fillable  
34 Request for Preliminary Conference pdf fillable Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Ask For Relief By Order To Show Cause Or Motion


Instructions

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
7 Notice of Motion pdf document pdf document Help
2 Order to Show Cause in a Civil Action pdf document pdf document Help
3

Order to Show Cause with Temporary Restraining Order in a Civil Action

pdf document pdf document Help
39 Affidavit in Support of a Temporary Restraining Order in a Civil Action pdf fillable Help
6 Order to Show Cause for Contempt in Civil Action pdf document pdf document Help
33 Emergency Affidavit pdf fillable Help
38 Affidavit in Support pdf fillable Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Answer A Motion Or Order To Show Cause


Instructions

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
21 Affidavit in Opposition pdf document pdf document Help
22 Reply Affidavit pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Vacate A Default

 

Instructions

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
7 Notice of Motion pdf document pdf document Help
2 Order to Show Cause in a Civil Action pdf document pdf document Help
33 Emergency Affidavit pdf fillable Help
38 Affidavit in Support pdf fillable Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

How To Apply For Poor Person Status


Instructions

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
14 Poor Person Application pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help

 

How To Ask For A Temporary Retraining Order (TRO)

 

Instructions

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
3

Order to Show Cause with Temporary Restraining Order in a Civil Action

pdf document pdf document Help
39 Affidavit in Support of a Temporary Restraining Order in a Civil Action pdf fillable Help
40 Affidavit in Support of a Temporary Restraining Order Against a Public Officer, Board or Municipal Corporation pdf fillable Help
5 Order to Show Cause with Temporary Restraining Order in a Special Proceeding pdf document pdf document Help
42 Petition in Support of a Temporary Restraining Order in a Special Proceeding pdf fillable Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Certify Your Case For Trial

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
26 Note of Issue pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Request A Transcript Of The Minutes Of Court Proceeding

 

FORM TITLE PDF/ HELP
  Request Minutes pdf document

 

 

How To Send Out A Proposed Order / Judgment (Unsigned)

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
27 Long Form Order pdf document pdf document Help
49 Notice of Settlement pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Send Out A Signed Order / Judgment (Signed)

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
25 Notice of Entry pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Appeal An Order / Judgment

Instructions

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
45 Notice of Appeal pdf Not Available Help
46 Pre-Argument Statement pdf Not Available Help
50 Request for Appellate Division Intervention (RADI) pdf Not Available Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

 

How To Discontinue An Action / Special Proceeding

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
32 Stipulation Discontinuing Action pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

How To File A Consent To Change Attorney To Represent Yourself

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
51 Consent to Change Attorney pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

Name Change Adult

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
12

Ex-parte Petition for Change of Name of Adult

Do-It-Yourself Form

pdf document pdf document Help
16 Application for Nunc Pro Tunc Order for Adult Name Change pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

Name Change Infant

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
10 Notice of Petition to Change Name of Infant pdf document pdf document Help
11 Ex-parte Petition for Change of Infants Name pdf document pdf document Help
15 Application for Nunc Pro Tunc Order for Infants Name Change pdf document pdf document Help
41 Affidavit of Consent of Infant 14 Years or Older pdf fillable Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

Withdrawal Of Infant Funds

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
13 Petition for Withdrawal of Infants Funds pdf document pdf document Help
37 Acknowledged Consent of Infant Over the Age of 14 years to Withdraw Funds pdf fillable Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

How To Confirm An Arbitration Award

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
1 Order to Show Cause to Confirm Arbitration- CPLR Article 75 pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help

 

How To Release Surplus Money After A Foreclosure Sale

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
9 Notice of Motion to Confirm Referees Report of Sale and Disburse Surplus Monies pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help
36 Affidavit of Service After Commencement of Litigation pdf fillable Help

 

How To Extend A Mechanics Lien

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
19 Application for Order Extending Mechanics Lien pdf document pdf document Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help

 

Miscellaneous Forms

 

FORM TITLE PDF FILLABLE HELP
29 Petition pdf document pdf document Help
30 Affidavit pdf document pdf document Help
38 Affidavit in Support pdf fillable Help
43 Part 130 Certification pdf fillable Help
44 Verification pdf fillable Help
48 Legal Back pdf fillable Help

 

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