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Self Help Forms

  • 30 Notice to Quit - Lease Violation pdf

    A fillable form with instructions, in both English and Spanish The 30-day notice to correct violation of obligation of tenancy or vacate is required before you can file an eviction lawsuit against your tenant based on the tenant’s violation of a valid written lease or the tenant’s violation of his or her responsibilities under the D.C. Housing Code. Content Detail

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    D.C. Housing Regulation Administration
  • 30 Day Notice to Quit - Nonpayment of Rent pdf

    A fillable form with instructions, in both English and Spanish The 30-day nonpayment notice to quit is required before you may file an eviction lawsuit against your tenant based on the tenant’s failure to pay rent unless your tenant gave up the right to receive this notice in writing, usually in a written lease. Content Detail

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    D.C. Housing Regulation Administration
  • Self-Help Court Form: Answer in a Residential Landlord-Tenant Case

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called an Answer, for your landlord-tenant case. You may use this form if you are a tenant who has been sued for eviction from your home and you want to raise defenses. Read More

    By:
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
  • Self-Help Court Form: Application to Proceed without Prepayment of Costs or Fees

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called an Application Proceed without Prepayment of Costs or Fees. You can use this form for civil, family, landlord-tenant, and small claims cases. You may use this form if you want to ask the Court to waive your court costs and fees due to financial hardship. Any party in a case may use this form. Read More

    By:
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
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  • Self-Help Court Form: Complaint for Absolute Divorce

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Complaint for Absolute Divorce. You may use this form if you want a divorce from your spouse and you have up to 9 children with your spouse (through birth or adoption). Read More

  • Self-Help Court Form: Complaint for Custody and/or Visitation

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Complaint for Custody and/or Visitation. You may use this form if you are seeking custody and/or visitation of up to 9 children who all have the same parents. Read More

  • Self-Help Court Form: Contested Answer to Complaint for Absolute Divorce and Counterclaim

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Contested Answer to Complaint for Absolute Divorce and Counterclaim. You may use this form if you have received a Complaint for Absolute Divorce and you do not agree with what that document says. Read More

  • Self-Help Court Form: Contested Answer to Complaint for Custody and/or Visitation and Counterclaim

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Contested Answer to Complaint for Custody and/or Visitation and Counterclaim. You may use this form if you have received a Complaint for Custody and/or Visitation for up to 9 children and you do not agree with that document says. Read More

  • Self-Help Court Form: Motion to Modify Child Support

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Motion to Modify Child Support. You may use this form if there is a child support order in your case and you want to ask the court to change it. Read More

  • Self-Help Court Form: Motion to Modify Custody and/or Visitation

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Motion to Modify Custody and/or Visitation. You may use this form if you already have a custody and/or visitation order in your case and you want to ask the court to change it. Read More

  • Self-Help Court Form: Motion to Reinstate After Dismissal

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Motion to Reinstate After Dismissal, for your landlord-tenant case. You may use this form if you are a landlord whose case was dismissed when you failed to come to court on the initial return date. Read More

    By:
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
  • Self-Help Court Form: Motion to Vacate Default Judgment and Quash Writ

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Motion to Vacate Default Judgment and Quash Writ, for your landlord-tenant case. You may use this form if you are a tenant who has a default judgment (and a writ of restitution, if applicable) against you. Read More

    By:
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center