Self Help - Idaho Interactive Forms

Welcome! Idaho Legal Aid Services, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho Commission on Aging have partnered to bring free interactive legal forms to people in Idaho. The interactive forms were developed for use by limited income people representing themselves in a civil court matter, but are free of charge to all. The system is easy to use and provides court approved court forms, as well as those developed by ILAS attorneys for seniors, in several legal areas.

If you would like help finding an Interactive Form or printable paper form, try the
Interactive Form IconIdaho Interactive Forms Guide.

To use the interactive legal forms, select the area of the form you are looking for from the list below:

Interactive Form Icon Family Law - Divorce, Custody and Family Case Answer...
Interactive Form Icon Domestic Violence - Protection Order Petition...
Interactive Form Icon Landlord/Tenant - Notice for Repairs, Eviction, Respond to Eviction...
Interactive Form Icon Name Change - Adult and Minor Name Change...
Interactive Form Icon Small Claims - Filing, Finalizing, Rescheduling, and more...
Interactive Form Icon Powers of Attorney and Advanced Directives - Living Will, Powers of Attorney...
Interactive Form Icon Small Estates - Affidavit Collecting Personal Property...
Interactive Form Icon Collections - Claim of Exemption, Cease-Contact Letter...
Interactive Form Icon Guardianship and Conservatorship - Guardian's Annual Report and a Complaint form...
Interactive Form Icon  Reasonable Accommodation - RA Request and Proof of Need...
Interactive Form Icon  Identity Theft - Letters to Creditor, Debt Collector, or Credit Bureau...
Interactive Form Icon Juvenile Expungement - Pettition and Affidavit for Expungemnet...
Interactive Form Icon en Español - Formas Interactivas de la Corte en Español

 

 

      Fee Waiver - Request a Waiver of Filing and Service Fees (print out and fill in)...

We are often adding new forms, please check back.

Idaho SealForms with this icon were approved by the Idaho Supreme Court for statewide use. They can be used in all Idaho state courts.

ILAS LogoForms with this icon were developed by Idaho Legal Aid Services attorneys for use in Idaho state courts.

To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Interactive Forms Frequently Asked Questions page.

WARNING: It is always wise to talk to a lawyer before starting a court case on your own. For more information read our Self-Help Warning.

 These forms are not for commercial use and charging for use in any way is prohibited.

If you find these Interactive Court Forms helpful, please consider making a donation to Idaho Legal Aid Services. Donations will make sure there are forms availabe and help to create additional Interactive Court Forms.

 

 

All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated.

Table of Contents

  1. What Should I Expect?
  2. Who Can Use This Program?
  3. What Do I Need To Get Started?
  4. Who Can Use This Program?
  5. How Much Does It Cost?
  6. Do I Need a Specific Browser to Access the Interactive Forms?
  7. What Software is Needed to Download and Print the Forms?
  8. Why can’t I see the interview?
  9. When I click the link to complete the forms, I'm taken to the LawHelp Interactive server. What is this?
  10. How can I learn more about the security of the server that hosts the documents?
  11. Why should I sign up for a user-name and password on the server?
  12. Where Can I Find An Attorney If I Decide I Need One?

What Should I Expect?

You will answer questions in an interview format and your answers will be used to fill in Idaho court approved forms relevant to your court case. Links to the interviews (interactive forms) are on both the Idaho Legal Aid Services website and the Idaho Supreme Court’s Court Assistance Office website. Once you click the link to the form you need, you will taken to our partnering site, LawHelp Interactive, to complete the interview for the interactive forms. At the end of the interview, you will “submit” your answers, wait for your documents to be assembled, and then download your documents for printing. Instructions about what to do next will be included in your printed form packet.

Who Can Use This Program?

This program is designed for low income Idaho residents, or advocates assisting them, who are representing themselves in a non-criminal court case.

What Do I Need To Get Started?

First, select the type of forms needed for your legal situation (eg. Family Law, Landlord/Tenant, or Name Change). Each section will provide you with a list of information you will need to complete the interview and corresponding court forms.

Who Can Use This Program?

This program is designed for identity theft crime victims or advocates assisting them, who are representing themselves.

How Much Does It Cost?

There is no cost for using this program. However, please note there are fees for filing most court documents. The instructions will include fee information or you can contact your local Court Assistance Office for more details.

Do I Need a Specific Browser to Access the Interactive Forms?

To access the interactive court forms, make sure to use an updated, Flash-enabled internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla's FireFox or Chrome. You may want to check for the latest version of the browser by visiting their website.

What Software is Needed to Download and Print the Forms?

The interactive court forms download for printing in Rich Text Format (.rtf), which can be opened only in Microsoft Word. Make sure when downloading the documents your computer chooses that program to download the documents. Otherwise you will likely experience formatting or other errors such as getting nonsense or "gibberish" rather than a document. Note: Microsoft WordPad is NOT the same as Microsoft Word. Using WordPad WILL cause problems with your documents. 

If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download Microsoft Word Viewer for free from Microsoft.com.

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Why can’t I see the interview?

I Keep Getting an Error Message: “There’s a problem. Could not find question. Unable to proceed.”

Links to a PDF document Download the Interactive Forms brochure

Adobe Flash Player MUST be installed on the computer you are using in order to view the interviews. If Flash is not installed, you will get an error message at the beginning of your interview indicating there’s a problem. If you are using your own computer it’s safe, easy to install, and free. 

Download the latest version of Flash: Adobe Flash Player
Scroll down and select “Install Now”. You do not need the free McAfee Security Scan Plus and should uncheck that box if you don't want to install it.

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Please Note: If you are using a public computer, check with the organization to find out if Adobe Flash Player is already installed. You may need to restart your computer after installation.

When I click the link to complete the forms, I'm taken to the LawHelp Interactive server. What is this?

The LawHelp Interactive server was donated by Lexis Nexis to Legal Service programs throughout the US to host online documents for low-income individuals. This server hosts all of the Idaho interactive court forms. It is an encrypted, secure server. Read the LawHelp Interactive frequently asked questions.

How can I learn more about the security of the server that hosts the documents?

Read the full privacy policy.

Why should I sign up for a user-name and password on the server?

Signing up for a user-name and password allows you to save your answers each time you complete an interactive court form. The benefit comes when you need to come back and make changes to your documents or when you are completing documents with a two or more step process. For example, if you were completing documents to file for divorce, if you saved your answers when you completed the first set of documents, you could come back, access your saved answer file and use those answers to complete the documents needed to finalize your divorce, thus saving you time. Your answers are stored on a secure, encrypted server and are not accessible to anyone but you, unless you have shared your username and password. Click here to read about the server privacy policy. 

The interactive court forms project is designed to help individuals representing themselves in court complete the forms they need easily and accurately online.

Where Can I Find An Attorney If I Decide I Need One?

You can contact the Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at (208) 334-4500 or online at the Idaho State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service for a referral to a licensed attorney.