Legal separation when minor children are involved
Step 1 of 4:
Introduction and the First Court Papers - Court forms and instructions about filing the legal separation papers when there are minor children and the parties do not have a covenant marriage.
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 - Court forms and instructions about responding to legal separation papers filed by your spouse when there are 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 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 minor children.
Consent Decree - Court 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.
- Mediation - Court forms and instructions about Mediation Services.
- 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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