Welcome to Legal Aid of West Virginia’s FREE Guided Self-Help Forms. The LawHelp system will guide you through the process of creating the court papers you need to file your own divorce or custody case in West Virginia family court.
The system is easy. You will go through a series of screens with questions about you and your case. All you do is answer the questions on the screen, then move to the next screen. When you’re finished, the LawHelp system will insert your information into standard form court documents ready for you to print and use.
- When you click on a form listed below, you will be taken to a website called "LawHelp Interactive".
- Go to the "Get Started" box in yellow and click Proceed.
- If you want to agree, click "I agree to LawHelp Interactive’s terms." Then click Continue.
- You will then see a set of simple instructions on how to use the forms.
At the end:
- After you have answered the questions, you will get a PDF document of the court form you need.
- When you print the form you will also get printed instructions about what to do with the papers you've created. Make sure you follow all the steps that are listed in the instructions. If you don’t follow all the instructions the court may not act on your case.
- You can save your answers in the system, for up to a month. If you don’t finish the whole process in one sitting, you can come back to finish your forms. Also, you can create some other documents later, using the same saved information. To do this, click on the "Save Your Answers" button.
View all guided self-help forms.
Don't know which forms you need to fill out?
Divorce: What forms do I need to complete to file a divorce or answer a divorce?
Here is some basic information about which forms you need to fill out. If you need more information you should read the Divorce Packet Instructions or talk to a lawyer.
Modifying or Changing Custody: What forms do I need to complete to file a custody modification case?
Here is some basic information about which forms you need to fill out. If you need more information you should read the Custody Modification Packet Instructions or talk to a lawyer.