Completing Divorce or Separation

The forms and instructions you use to finish your case depend on whether:
  • The respondent in the case filed a response,

    AND

  • You and your spouse or domestic partner have an agreement about:
    • Ending your marriage,
    • Child custody and visitation,
    • Support issues (including child, spousal, and partner support), and
    • How to divide your property and debt.

There are many forms to fill out, and it can get very complicated if you want to include child support and child custody orders. You may be able to get help with this process from your court’s family law facilitator or self-help center.

Before you continue:

Once you have completed the required steps and are ready to complete your divorce or legal separation case, click on the link below that best describes your situation to find out what to do next:

My Spouse/Partner DID NOT File a Response and We DO NOT Have an Agreement

My Spouse/Partner DID NOT File a Response and We Have an Agreement

My Spouse/Partner Filed a Response and We Have an Agreement

My Spouse/Partner Filed a Response and We DO NOT Have an Agreement

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