1) You only pay the filing fee for filing the divorce petition itself and not the waivers or disclosures.
2) If you have been working on the case, no it is not going to end up expired unless either party had moved to dismiss it.
3) You would walk in and file it with the clerk or stamp it and leave it in the box.
4) The judge will typically have one hearing to grant the dissolution where the parties have to come to court, or at least one person does, and attest that this is true and correct before they issue the final dissolution order. Most all judges will schedule a final dissolution hearing to verify in person everything in the petition and documents is true and correct.
5) Typically 60 days is what it takes, depending on how busy the court is at the time you file for the final order of divorce now that everything is completed. It can take up to 180 days, but again that depends on how busy the court is when you file.
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