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In New York State, the New York Courts, LawHelpNY and several nonprofit legal aid programs make online forms available for individuals who do not have a lawyer, and pro bono attorneys and staff helping clients who cannot afford lawyers. Below, you can find blank forms to print and online programs that help you create the forms you need.

The information here is offered only as a public service and does not count as legal advice. If you're having a specific problem, you should find a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the legal problem you're facing.

Help With Other Needs

For immediate help and to report a crime, call 911.

Looking for information about criminal court? Learn about criminal court basics or talk to a crime victim advocate near you. 

Need help paying for food, housing utilities, or child care? Do you need help with healthcare, disability, vocational or other services?

Visit findservicesNY.gov or visit the NYS Social Programs website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - confidential support for people in distress:
(800) 273-8255.

Adult Protective Services:
(844) 697-3505

The New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence:

  • Text (844) 997-2121
  • Call (800) 942-6906

National Human Trafficking Hotline:

  • Call (888) 373-7888 (TTY: 711)
  • Text 233733