Court Letter Templates and Samples

A Letter to the Court is a formal document prepared by the individual or company that participates in legal proceedings. Browse the links below to download printable Court Letter templates and samples.

Whether you want to get custody of your child, deal with the bankruptcy of your business, or file a lawsuit against your landlord or employer, writing a Letter to a Court during the trial process is the best way to get your point across. When you receive legal correspondence at your residence, you will also often need to respond and express your opinion regarding the legal issue using one of the many Court Letters available.

Court Letter Types

The templates below represent some of the most popular documents and statements used in different court cases. As long as you follow a standard Court Letter format - appropriate salutation, description of your issue or statement you want to be read in court, references to documents you are going to attach to your letter, and signature that confirms your understanding of the matter at hand - you can customize each of these letters to suit your particular needs.

  1. Guardianship Letter. This legal tool allows parents to transfer custody of their children for a certain period of time if they cannot take care of their children because of travel or illness.
  2. Letter of Attestation. An Attestation Letter is written by the court witness who certifies they saw something happen or know something to be accurate. Additionally, it can be used as an attestation for the good character of the defendant.
  3. Letters of Administration. Issued by the probate court, this document confirms the nomination of the person responsible for managing the estate of the deceased individual if there was no last will and testament.
  4. Character Reference Letter for Court. This document is completed by people who personally know the individual involved in court proceedings to attest to their qualities and to help the judge to get a better sense of their character to reach a correct decision.

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The primary carers of a child may prepare this type of letter to provide the child's grandparents with the permission to handle the personal and medical matters of the child while their parents or guardians are away.

Parents or legal guardians of a child (or children) may prepare this form when they want to choose a guardian for their children if they pass away before the children reach adulthood.

The parents or guardians of a child may prepare this type of letter to transfer temporary custody to another adult individual.

This type of letter can be used to demonstrate you are a person of high moral character and have a solid track record of caring for a child in order to get child custody from a Judge.

A client may use this type of sample as a reference when they address a letter to their attorney with the intention to learn information about their legal case.

This is a formal document that can be used as a reference when the parent of a child needs to discuss the upcoming relocation of a child with the other parent.

This is a formal notification prepared by an executor and sent out to the latter's heirs to inform them about the money and valuable items they are entitled to after the passing of the owner.

The mediator or lawyer of a parent of a child may use this type of letter to inform the other parent about their plans to co-parent their child.

The purpose of this letter is to inform your husband or wife that you have made a decision to get a divorce and offer some ways of dividing common finances and property.

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