Form Section 1

California Divorce / Legal Separation

I want to file:

1. Information About You, The Petitioner

Your Full Name
Your Address
Your Date of Birth
Date Picker

2. Information About Your Spouse, The Respondent

His/Her Full Name
Address
Date of Birth
Date Picker
Is Your Spouse On Active Military Duty?
Form Section 2

3. Residency Requirements

I have been a resident of California for at least the last 6 months AND a resident of the County in which I intend to file the divorce for at least the last 3 months.
My spouse has been a resident of California for at least the last 6 months AND a resident of the County in which I intend to file the divorce for at least the last 3 months.

4. Court, Dates, Maiden Name

Date of Marriage
Date Picker
Date of Separation
Date Picker
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5. YOUR PROPERTIES and LIABILITIES - Community assets and debts

Do you have any community property, assets or debts subject to disposition by the Court? If you select no, skip to question # 9

6. YOUR PROPERTIES and LIABILITIES - Separate assets and debts

7. Spousal Support

8. Serving your Spouse

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IF you do NOT have any minor children, skip to the last page and hit "Submit"

9a. Minor Children of the marriage

Minor Child # 1 

Full Legal Name Child # 1
City and State of Birth
Date of Birth
Date Picker

Minor Child # 2

Full Legal Name Child # 2
City and State of Birth
Date of Birth
Date Picker

Minor Child # 3

Full Legal Name Child # 3
City and State of Birth
Date of Birth
Date Picker

Minor Child # 4

Full Legal Name Child # 4
City and State of Birth
Date of Birth
Date Picker

Minor Child # 5

Full Legal Name Child # 5
City and State of Birth
Date of Birth
Date Picker

9b. Court Orders

Are there existing court orders regarding the child(ren)? (Paternity, etc.).

9c. Children born outside marriage

Were any of the children above born BEFORE the date of the marriage?

If you answered YES please answer below. Otherwise please skip to question 10.

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10. CUSTODY

 

Although this is not a legal definition of legal custody, in general, a parent with legal custody has legal

authority to make decisions for his/her child on issues such as education, medical care, dental care, etc.

 

Joint Legal Custody

Parents who have joint legal custody will share in the responsibility of making decisions and raising

the child. According to California Family Code section 3003, "joint legal custody" means both parents

shall share the right and the responsibility to make the decisions relating to the health, education, and

welfare of a child."

 

Sole Legal Custody

A parent with sole legal custody will make the decisions regarding the upbringing of the child.

According to the California Family Code section 3006, "sole legal custody" means that one parent

shall have the right and the responsibility to make the decisions relating to the health, education,

and welfare of a child."

11. MINORS' RESIDENCY INFORMATION

Beginning with the current address of the child and going back in the past,

list the address(es) of the OLDEST child for the past 5 years

Dates: From / To PRESENT
Dates: From / To
Dates: From / To
Dates: From / To
Dates: From / To
Do you have MORE than ONE minor child?

If you answered “NO”, skip to the next page. If you answered “YES”, then answer the next question.

 

Have all of your minor children lived together?
Form Section 6

Contact Info, Comments

Name of the person filling out the questionnaire
All answers were provided by me and I did not receive any legal advice from the staff at The Document People