Court Forms On This Site
Forms help you to prepare the documents that you need in a court process. For example, you need to use forms to start a divorce case, to ask the court to appoint you legal guardian of a child, or to protect you against domestic violence.
You will find almost all of the forms you will need on this website, in the "forms" section about your case type. You can fill them out online, or print them out and fill them out by hand. They are all free of charge.
Judicial Council Forms
The Judicial Council of California has created many forms (called "Judicial Council
For information about how to fill out the forms online, click here.
People involved in lawsuits (also called "litigants") must use Judicial Council forms that are labeled "mandatory use" and may use forms that are labeled "optional use." To see if your form is mandatory or optional, look for these words in the bottom left-hand corner of the front page of each form.
Some courts also have their own local forms. Ask the court clerk in your county if you have to use any local forms. See the Contra Costa County web site to find some of the local forms for Contra Costa County.
Quick Links for Forms