Notice: 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. To view a list of attorneys from which you can contact a lawyer, click here.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, forms can be purchased online and downloaded.
The list of forms below are available for purchase from the Lafayette Bar. 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.
Divorce packets - $15 Cash or $16 Credit Card:
103 Divorce No Children, Acceptance
103 Divorce No Children, Sheriff Served
103 Divorce Minor Children, Acceptance
103 Divorce Minor Children, Sheriff Served
Appoint Curator, Reset Hearing
Judgment to Amend Divorce / Judgement Maiden Name
Long Arm Service Affidavit
Motion to Set Trial for Divorce
Custody Packets - $10 Cash or $11 Credit Card:
Joint Custody Plan Split Alternating Holidays, 3 Day Weekend
Petition Change Custody Unmarried Parents
Petition Change Custody Parent Are/Were Married
Petition Change for Custody Divorced Parents
Petition Custody Third Party Against One Parent
Petition Custody Third Party Against Both Parents
Rule for Custody, Visitation, Child/Spousal Support, Paternity or Other Relief
Rule for Modification of Custody
Provisional Custody by Mandate
Ex-Parte (UCCJEA included)
Support Packets - $10 Cash or $11 Credit Card:
Motion to Modify Child Support
Rule for Contempt of Child Support / Spousal Support
Rule for Interim Spousal Support Order
Income Assignment Order Blank
Motion to Appoint Curator
Other forms - $10 Cash or $11 Credit Card:
Name Change Form Child
Name Change Form Adult
Vital Records Name Change
Motion and Order for Private Process Server
Motion to Appoint Curator
Affidavit of Service of Process by Long Arm Statute
Rule for Contempt
General Power of Attorney
Healthcare Power of Attorney
Subpoena Duxes Tecum
Petition and Order to Make Judgment and/or Civil Warrant Executory
*Adoption Packet available at: https://www.15thjdc.org/site92.php
For advanced court costs when filing with the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court's office, please click here.
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.
Click here to visit the 15th JDC Family Court website's hearing officer conference page.
Click here to visit the 15th JDC Family Court website's practice pointer page.
Click here to visit the 15th JDC Family Court website's page about emergency custody.