Bruning & Associates, PC | Kevin Bruning
It is very difficult to seek custody of children without the assistance of a lawyer. However, most county courthouses have a law library. The law libraries usually have form books that contain samples of papers needed to begin a custody proceeding. The task may be very difficult and you would be better off spending your time earning money to hire a lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
AyerHoffman, LLP | Cara Lee Thompson
I would visit your local Family Law court, because they typically keep on hand the documents that you need to file. Also, they may have a "lawyer for the day" that can assist you with filling out the necessary documents.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
I suppose read, a lot. You are first going to have to figure out exactly what your case is about. Is it a paternity case? Is it a parenting plan modification case? Is it a divorce case? Once you have figured out what type of case it is going to be, you'll next need to figure out what forms you will need. The state maintains a website of them. See: http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/ After you have the forms, you will need to figure out how to fill them out , how to file them, and how to serve them.
Answer Applies to: Washington