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2023 California Rules of Court

Rule 5.77. Summary dissolution

(a) Declaration of disclosure

To comply with the preliminary disclosure requirements of chapter 9 (beginning with section 2100) of part 1 of division 6 of the Family Code in proceedings for summary dissolution, each joint petitioner must complete and give each other copies of the following documents before signing a property settlement agreement or completing a divorce:

(1)  An Income and Expense Declaration (form FL-150).

(2)  Either of the following documents listing separate and community property assets and obligations:

(A)  Declaration of Disclosure (form FL-140) and either a Schedule of Assets and Debts or a Property Declaration (form FL-160) with all attachments; or

(B)  The completed worksheet pages indicated in Summary Dissolution Information (form FL-810).

(3)  A written statement of all investment, business, or other income-producing opportunities that came up after the date of separation based on investments made or work done during the marriage or domestic partnership and before the date of separation.

(4)  All tax returns filed by the spouse or domestic partner in the two year period before exchanging the worksheets or forms described in (2).

(Subd (a) amended effective July 1, 2013.)

(b) Fee for filing

The joint petitioners must pay one fee for filing a Joint Petition for Summary Dissolution of Marriage (form FL-800) unless both parties are eligible for a fee waiver order. The fee is the same as that charged for filing a Petition-Marriage (form FL-100). No additional fee may be charged for the filing of any form prescribed for use in a summary dissolution proceeding.

Rule 5.77 amended effective July 1, 2013; adopted effective January 1, 2013.

Title 5, Family and Juvenile Rules-Division 1, Family Rules-Chapter 5, Family Centered Resolution Plans; adopted January 1, 2013.

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