Divorce Forms

The New York State Unified Court System offers free instruction booklets and forms for people starting a divorce.  

Before you use the booklets and forms, we strongly suggest that you give serious thought to using a lawyer for your divorce, even if you believe that your divorce will be “uncontested” (i.e., your spouse will not oppose the divorce in any way). There can be a lot more to think about than just ending the marriage and filling out court papers. (For example, there may be property to divide between you and your spouse, or you may need an Order of Protection and/or child support and other financial support, among other things.)

 

If you are unsure how to find a lawyer, these resources can help you:

  • Call the New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (toll free) at 1-800-342-3661;
  • Go to lawhelp.org if you cannot afford a lawyer;
  • Visit the court system's courthelp website;
  • Contact your local bar association for a referral;
  • If you live in the New York City area, go to the Collaborative Family Law Center to learn if you may be eligible for reduced-fee or free collaborative law services through a court-sponsored pilot program.
  • Ask at any courthouse about lawyer referral services.

Please read the instructions below that fit your situation
BEFORE filling out the forms.


Divorce

General Info

Instructions & Forms

Official Statewide Forms:

  • For attorneys and self-represented litigants
  • Valid throughout New York State
  • Required by Court Rules
Form Name PDF WPD DOC Fillable PDF
Net Worth Statement Rev. 6/2016, Eff. 8/1/16 PDF Doc PDF*

Preliminary Conference Rev. 1/31/18

Warning:
Prior to using this form, please contact your local Supreme Court Clerks Office to determine if they have additional requirements to be added in an Addendum to the form, if any.

PDF   Doc PDF*
SC-1 Temporary Order of Protection (Supreme Court) PDF WordPerfect    
SC-2 Order of Protection (Supreme Court) PDF WordPerfect    
  • * Fillable PDF Forms do not work in FireFox

    IMPORTANT: You can use either the Adobe Acrobat or Foxit Reader to fill out the application. To save data entered in your form, you must use the FREE Foxit Reader or Foxit Phantom (paid product).

    Using Foxit Reader* (a free & easy to download Reader):
    First, download and save the application to your local computer. Next, install Foxit, using these instructions.
    *You must use Microsoft's Internet Explorer Browser when working with Foxit.

Forms For Privately Paid Law Guardians (in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Departments)

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Optional Attorney & Self-Represented Forms

  • Used to ask the court for relief
  • Confirm that these forms are valid in your county
Form Name PDF WPD
Affidavit in Support of Motion for Contempt PDF WordPerfect
Affirmation of Counsel Regarding Forensic Reports PDF WordPerfect
Contempt of Court PDF WordPerfect
Affidavit in Support of Motion for Money Judgment PDF WordPerfect
Order to Show Cause for Money Judgment PDF WordPerfect
Order to Show Cause for Temporary Relief PDF WordPerfect
Parenting Plan PDF WordPerfect
Affidavit in Support of Motion for Temporary Relief PDF WordPerfect
Affidavit in Support of Order to Show Cause to Vacate Default Judgment PDF WordPerfect
Order to Show Cause to Vacate Default Judgment PDF WordPerfect
 

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General Divorce Sample (Part Forms)

For Judges

Form Name PDF WPD
Order Assigning 18-B Law Guardian PDF WordPerfect
Order Assigning Counsel Pursuant to Judiciary Law 35(8) PDF WordPerfect
Order Appointing Forensic Evaluator for Custody Proceedings PDF WordPerfect
Order Appointing Appraiser/Evaluator (Short Form) PDF WordPerfect
Order Appointing Appraiser/Evaluator (Long Form) PDF WordPerfect
Order of Arrest and Commitment PDF WordPerfect
Consolidation Order PDF WordPerfect
Order of Contempt and Arrest PDF WordPerfect
Discovery Order #1 PDF WordPerfect
Discovery Order #2 PDF WordPerfect
Enforcement Order #1 PDF WordPerfect
Enforcement Order #2 PDF WordPerfect
Stipulation for Referral to Family Case Analyst PDF WordPerfect
Stipulation/Order for Referral to Family Case Analyst (custody/visitation) PDF WordPerfect
Stipulation/Order for Referral to Family Case Analyst (issues to be resolved) PDF WordPerfect
Order for Referral to Family Case Analyst PDF WordPerfect
Matrimonial Intake Sheet PDF WordPerfect
Interim Counsel Fee Order PDF WordPerfect
Law Guardian Appointment Information Form PDF WordPerfect
No Adjournment Order PDF WordPerfect
Affidavit Of Appearance & Adoption of Oral Stipulation PDF WordPerfect
Parenting Plan PDF WordPerfect
Preclusion Order PDF WordPerfect
Reargument Order PDF WordPerfect
Renewal Order PDF WordPerfect
Resettlement Order PDF WordPerfect
Order Imposing Sanctions PDF WordPerfect
Support Referral Order PDF WordPerfect
Order for Supervised Visitation PDF WordPerfect
Order Appointing Real Estate Appraiser PDF WordPerfect
Petition for Order Terminating or Severing Lease or Rental Agreement PDF WordPerfect
Order on Petition Pursuant to RPL §227-c for Termination or Severance of Lease or Rental Agreement PDF WordPerfect
 

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