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UP MY DIVORCE APPLICATION ONLINE CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW…

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IM FINISHING UP MY...

IM FINISHING UP MY DIVORCE APPLICATION ONLINE CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW THIS WORKS? DO WE PHYSICALLY HAVE TO TAKE THE PAPERS TO THE COURT TO OFFICIALLY GET A DIVORCE?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

CALIFORNIA

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

NO IM JUST DOING IT ONLINE I PAID THE $30 FEE $130

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE PROCESS IS

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Good evening,

You may find the information from the California Courts website helpful as they actually explain the process each step of the way.

That said, yes, once you fill out the paperwork, the next step is to file it with the Clerk of Court. You'll need the original and two copies. If you want your forms reviewed, most Clerk of Courts have a family help facilitator or self-help center. If there are no errors, the Clerk will take the papers from you and you'll pay a filing fee. Your spouse will need to be served with the petition for divorce.

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Please let me know if I may clarify anything for you or provide you with additional information. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
can you please let me know what other forms we need to fill out for the application?
Family Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

You would need the Petition (FL-100), and Summons (FL-110). If you have a lot of property or debts and it won't all fit on the petition, you need to use Form FL-160, which is a property declaration form. You don't say whether you and your spouse have minor children -if you do, there are additional forms you'll need for your divorce.

All of these forms are found on the court website here.

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