Below is a listing of and links to blank forms that are necessary in filing for Protection From Abuse (PFA). They are separated into two categories:
|Required Forms||or||Situational Forms|
The forms listed under "Required Forms" MUST be submitted in order for your filing to be accepted by the Court.
The forms listed under "Situational Forms" should only be filed if your circumstances match those described.
All forms are provided in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. If you do not own Microsoft Word or the Microsoft Office Suite, you may want to consider downloading Open Office, free of charge, from the www.openoffice.org.
If you are not able to determine which forms you need to file, please review Understanding the PFA Process, visit the Family Court Resource Center in your County, or consider contacting an attorney. ALL Pro Se litigants are encouraged to review Understanding the PFA Process while preparing their filing.
Situational Forms(Please review all forms and scenarios)
Affidavit of Unknown Address (Form 241)
This form should be filed if you do not know where the Respondent(s) live
Affidavit for Emergency Expedited Hearing (Form 656)
This form is filed to request that the Court place your pleading for an Order for Protection from Abuse on an expedited calendar
Affidavit for PFA Exparte Order (Form 654)
- This form is filed to request an immediate hearing with the Court (occurring either the same day or the following day)
- If an Ex Parte order is granted, it will remain in effect until the date of your full PFA hearing
Unsworn Declaration (Form 677)
This form should be filed if you are filing by email and are unable to have your documents notarized.
Custody Separate Statement (Form 346)
This form should be filed if you have listed a minor child as a petitioner on a PFA filing or you are seeking temporary custody relief through the PFA.
Affidavit of Parentage (Form 154)
This form should be filed if you have listed a minor child as a petitioner on a PFA filing or you are seeking temporary custody relief through a PFA AND parentage has never been adjudicated with the Court.
- Certification of Firearm Unavailability (Form 435)
This form should be used if you were ordered in a PFA to relinquish firearms and you either do not own, possess or control the firearms or are unable to obtain access to the firearms.
- Proof of Transfer of Firearms - for use by federally licensed firearms dealers (Form 437)
This form can be filled out by a federally licensed firearms dealer if you choose to relinquish firearms to a federally licensed firearms dealer as opposed to a law enforcement agency.