Self-Help How-to Guides and Forms

Our four Self-Help Legal Access Centers have how-to guides that show you how to fill out many of the civil court forms for Los Angeles Superior Court. Some how-to guides and forms are only available at the Self-Help Centers. Click here for locations.

After entering your ZIP code below you will have access to guides and forms for:

  • Adult Name Change
  • Adult Name and Gender Change
  • Child Name Change
  • Exemption Wage Garnishment
  • Exemption Bank Levy
  • Fee Waiver Filing Fee
  • Unlawful Detainer Answer How to Guide (English & Spanish) 
  • And many more — enter your zip code below to access the full list of forms
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Click here for Los Angeles Superior Court Forms

These guides are designed to help you fill out the forms yourself, and are not intended to provide legal advice nor strategy as to how to complete the case. The information provided in the guides only presents options and examples. This is not a substitute for professional legal advice from an attorney.

Office Locations

We also have three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at the Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse.

LAFLA operates four Self-Help Legal Access Centers located in the Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance courthouses.