Washington DC

Self Help Forms

  • Guided Interview: Landlord Eviction Assistant

    This document provides a link to an interactive interview that is designed to help landlords begin or continue the eviction process. You may use this interview if you are a landlord who does not have an attorney and you wish to evict a tenant from a rental unit for failing to pay the rent or violating the lease and/or housing code. Read More

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    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
  • 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
  • Self-Help Court Form: Notice to Quit for Nonpayment of Rent

    This document provides a link to a website that will help you complete a court form, called a Notice to Quit for Nonpayment of Rent. You may use this form if you are a landlord who wants to begin the eviction process against a tenant who has failed to pay rent. Read More

    By:
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center