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About DIY Forms

DIY Forms are free and easy guided step by step computer programs that ask the litigant a series of questions then use the answers to prepare personalized court forms that are ready to serve and file. Some programs identify issues and produce information sheets. The New York State Courts Access to Justice Program oversees the development of these programs in an effort to help unrepresented litigants navigate the court system.

DIY Forms are available on the internet on CourtHelp and in many courthouse clerk's offices and help centers throughout the state.

DIY Videos | Best Practice Guide | DIY Flyers




DIY Videos

The NYS Courts Access to Justice Program has created videos promoting DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Forms starring Unified Court System personnel. The videos explain how litigants in New York State can easily use free DIY Form programs to make the court papers they need without hiring an attorney.




Document Assembly Programs Best Practice Guide

The New York State Courts Access to Justice Program has published a Document Assembly Programs Best Practices Guide for Court System Development and Implementation Using A2J Author. The Guide is a tool for other court systems interested in producing self-help document assembly programs that generate court forms for low-income unrepresented litigants.




DIY Flyers


Multiprogram

Family Court

Surrogate's Court

District, City, Town & Village Courts

New York City Civil Court

New York City Housing Court

Small Property Owner

Program Specific

Adult Name Change Petition

Custody/Visitation Enforcement / Modification Petition

Paternity Petition

Petición de Paternidad (Paternity Petition Program in Spanish)

Support Modification Petition

Support Modification Petition (Spanish)

Small Estate Affidavit

Article 17-A Guardianship Petition

Small Property Owner Nonpayment Petition

Tenant Vacate Default Judgment

Vacate a Default Judgment in a Consumer Debt Case

NYC Small Property Owner Nonpayment Petition

NYC Tenant Affidavit to Restore Case to Calendar

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