Responding to a divorce when minor children are involved

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :
  • Your spouse filed a Petition for Dissolution of a Non-Covenant Marriage with Minor Children; AND
  • You want to file a response to tell the Court that you disagree with something your spouse stated or requested in the papers; AND
  • You and your spouse have minor children with each other.

*What is a "Covenant Marriage?" To have a "covenant marriage," both spouses would have had to:

  1. sign papers (essentially a contract) requesting a covenant marriage; AND
  2. attend pre-marital counseling; AND
  3. your marriage license would say "Covenant Marriage."

If you were married before August 21, 1998 and have not signed papers to convert your marriage to a "covenant marriage", you do not have a "covenant marriage". See A.R.S. § 25-904 for requirements for legal separation for a "covenant marriage". If you still have questions about whether you have a "covenant marriage," see a lawyer for help.

Packets contain ALL forms and ALL instructions needed for this process.

Responding to a divorce when minor children are involved - Instructions and Forms - DRDC3

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Instructions: How to fill out the forms - drdc31
Procedures: How to file your forms - drdc31p
Parenting Plan Information - drcvg12h
Helpful Information: How to prepare a "Response" - drdc31h
Family Department Sensitive Data Coversheet - drsds10fc
Response to divorce with children - drdc31f
Parenting Plan - drcvg11f

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