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Legal Forms

While it is not a requirement to have a lawyer present or seek legal advice, hiring an attorney is always the best choice. Someone who chooses to represent himself or herself in court is considered a pro se litigant.

There are forms available for purchase at the Lafayette Bar office. These forms have been designed for use in the 15th Judicial District Court (Lafayette, Acadia and Vermilion Parishes). Once the packet is complete, it is filed at the parish courthouse where the matter is to be decided.

Please Note: In order to obtain these forms, you must come in person to the Law Library, where you can print the forms using our kiosk. You may send someone in your place to obtain the forms. All forms must be filled out according to your situation.

Divorce packets - $15.00 Cash or $16.00 Credit Card:

103 Divorce No Children Defendant Served By Sheriff
103 Divorce With Children Defendant Served by Sheriff
103 Divorce With Children Defendant Accepts Service
103 Divorce No Children Defendant Accepts Service
Appoint Curator Reset Hearing Blank Form
Judgment to Amend Divorce Maiden Name
Long Arm Service Affidavit Blank
Motion to set Divorce for Trial

Custody Packets - $10.00 Cash or $11 Credit Card: 
Joint Custody Plan Split Alternating Holidays + 3 Day Weekend
Petition Change Custody Divorced Parents
Petition Change Custody Unmarried Parents
Petition Custody Third Party Against One Parent
Petition Custody Third Party Against Both Parents
Rule for Custody, Child Support, and other Incidental Matters
Rule for Modification of Custody
Provisional Custody by Mandate
Ex-Parte (UCCJEA incldued)

Support Packets - $10.00 Cash or $11 Credit Card::
Income Assignment Order Blank
Motion to Appoint Curator
Motion to Modify Child Support
Rule for Contempt of Child Support or Spousal Support
Rule for Interim Spousal Support Order

Other forms - $10.00 Cash or $11 Credit Card::
Motion and Order for Private Process Server
Motion to Appoint Curator Blank
Name Change Minor Child
Name Change Adult
Vital Records Name Change
Affidavit of Service by Long Arm Statute
Rule for Contempt (blank)
General Power of Attorney
Health Care Power of Attorney
Subpoena Duces Tecum
In Forma Pauperis Affidavit


If filing anything in Family Court, please review information about how the hearing officer program works and pointers on how to prepare for a court appearance.