Step 1 of 4:

Filing the Court Papers - Court forms and instructions to file a Petition to Establish Legal Decision-Making (legal custody), Parenting Time and Child Support.

For 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 to respond to a petition.


Default: When the other party does not respond - Court forms and instructions to apply for a default hearing in court when the other party does not respond in writing to the court.

Step 4 of 4:

Get a Default Decree or Court Order - Court forms and instructions for a default decree, or to go to the court hearing for an order that establishes legal decision-making, parenting time, and child support.


Consent Judgment - Court forms and instructions to get a Court Order for legal decision-making, parenting time and child support when both parties agree on everything.

Other Information and Forms You May Want:

Paternity/Legal Decision-Making/Parenting Time Step-by-Step Guide

Disclosure Statement
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Resolution Statement for Paternity/Legal Decision-Making
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Mediation - Court forms and instructions about Mediation Services

Motion to Set for Trial and Certificate of Readiness and Family Law Informal Trial Election
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Motion to Set for Trial
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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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