New York Court Help

DIY Forms
New York State Statewide

Free and easy guided step-by-step programs for people with cases in New York State courts:
These computer programs ask you questions. The program then uses your answers to prepare a form for your case or to make an information sheet to help you at court.

Family Court Paternity Petition Program

Tribunal de Familias Petición de Paternidad (Paternity Petition Program in Spanish)

Family Court Support Enforcement/Violation Petition Program

Family Court Support Modification Petition Program

Surrogate's Court Article 17-A Guardianship Petition Program

Surrogate's Court Small Estate Affidavit Program

Supreme Court Adult Name Change Petition Program

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What does my computer need to use these programs?

  1. You need Adobe Flash Player to use these programs. Download it for free from
  2. You need Microsoft Word to see the documents properly. If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download Microsoft Word Viewer for free from

    Note: Microsoft WordPad is not the same as Microsoft Word. WordPad will cause problems with your documents.

  3. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


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.

Last updated on April 24, 2014

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