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Once you file the waiver of declarations, the next step is to file the Declaration for Default or Uncontested Dissolution, the Judgment form, and the Notice of Entry of Judgment. This site has links to all of the forms. If you have minor children or someone is asking for spousal support, there are additional forms that must be filed. You can find the list here, below the links to the judgment forms.
After all of that is filed, the next step is to wait until the judge enters the judgment. You'll get a copy of the divorce decree in the mail telling you when the divorce was entered and on what date it will be final.
Yes, you can file all the forms together.
Even with an agreement, you'll have to fill out and file the forms that correspond with what you've agreed - so a Custody and Visitation Order, for example, and a Child Support Order.
A default is for if the other party doesn't respond. If you have an agreement, then it's Uncontested.
You fill out the judgment, too, except for the judge's signature. That way, he just has to sign and date it.
One of those forms should ask you to attach the marital agreement.
You fill in exactly what you want the judge to order, but leave the signature blank at the end.
Go through the list of forms on the link I originally provided to double check that you have everything.
When you get the judgment, it will contain the date on which the divorce will be finalized. The judge usually issues the judgment within a couple of weeks after the forms are all filed, but it depends in part on how busy they are.
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There should be a box where you check that custody has already been decided, and then you can attach the letter.
If you want step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the form, I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to ask that you open a new question. That's beyond the scope of the original question on how to finalize a divorce.
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