Legal Separation when no minor children are involved (non-covenant marriage only)
Step 1 of 4:
- Introduction and the First Court Papers - Court forms and instructions about filing for legal separation papers of a non-covenant marriage when there are no minor children.
Step 2 of 4:
- Service of the Papers - General information and/or court forms and instructions about serving court papers on the other party.
For Step 3 of 4, choose only one of the following:
- Response - Contain court forms and instructions about responding to legal separation papers filed by your spouse when there are no minor children.
- Default: When the other party does not respond - Court forms and instructions about how to get a default hearing for a legal separation when there are no minor children.
Step 4 of 4:
- Default Decree or Decree for Trial - Court forms and instructions about completing the legal separation process when there are no minor children.
- Consent Decree - Forms and instructions about the legal separation process when both parties agree on everything.
Other Information and Forms You May Want:
- Divorce/Legal Separation Process Step-by-Step Guide - English - Spanish
- Disclosure Statement - English | Spanish
- Resolution Statement for Divorce/Legal Separation - English | Spanish
- Temporary Orders - Court forms and instructions about Requesting Temporary Orders.
- Conciliation - Court forms and instructions about Requesting Conciliation Services (Free Marital Counseling).
- Mediation - Court forms and instructions about Mediation Services.
- Motion to Set for Trial and Certificate of Readiness and Family Law Informal Trial Election - English | Spanish
- Motion to Set for Trial - English | Spanish
- Stipulation to Terminate Legal Separation - English | Spanish
- Waiver or Deferral of Court Fees and Costs - Court forms to ask the court to waive or defer fees and costs.
- Request the Court to Change Your Address or Name - Court forms and instructions to ask the court to update its records because of a change of your address or name.
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