Legal Resource Guides, Forms and Samples
For New York State



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Going to Court

Preparing for Court in New York State

Small Claims Court Guide for NYS


How to Prepare for a Custody Case

Custody Case Worksheet

Custody for the Non-Biological Parent

Quick Tips for Non-Parent Custody

Non-Parent Filing for Child Custody

How to Respond to a Scheduling Order

Sample Response to a Scheduling Order

Grandparent Visitation Guide

Child Support

Child Support in NYS/Some Answers

NYS Child Support Standards Chart


Guide to Self-Represented Divorce

How to Serve Your Spouse

How to Respond When Served

Health and Aging

Senior Citizen NYS Legal Resource Guide

Health Care Proxy in New York State

Senior and Caregiver Checklist


NYS Worker's Compensation Guide

How to Serve the Other Party

What is Service?

Directions for Personal Service

Service by Publication in NYS Divorce

Financial Matters

Managing Your Debt

Quick Tips for Dealing with Creditors

How to Answer a Complaint

Getting Creditors to Cease Contact

How to Dispute a Debt

What are Exempt Funds?

Letter to Creditor/Exempt Funds

Should I File for Bankruptcy?

Wills/Powers of Attorney

Writing Your Will

Being an Executor

NYS Power of Attorney


What is Mediation?

FAQ about Mediation


Housing Legal Resource Guide

Buying a Home on a Land Contract

Sample Land Contract

Buying a Mobile Home

Tenant Tips




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