Divorce Forms

This is a list of the divorce forms that are available, free of charge, at the Family Law Self-Help Center.

You can download a form on your computer by clicking one of the listed formats undeneath the form's title. To jump down to a group of forms, click one of these links:

Divorce Complaints
Divorce Answer & Counterclaims
Divorce Reply to Counterclaim
Divorce Decrees
Joint Petition Forms
Miscellaneous Divorce Forms

  • A "PDF Fillable" form can be opened using the latest version of Adobe (which is available free of charge) and can be saved to your computer then filled out and saved again with your changes. If you need to download Adobe, click here.
  • A "PDF" form can be opened using Adobe (which is available free of charge). The form cannot be completed on your computer, but you can print and complete it by hand. If you need to download Adobe, click here.
  • A "Word Form" is formatted to be used in Microsoft Word and can be completed, printed, and saved on your computer using that software.

For more information about the forms and when they might be needed, you can click on the "?" that appears next to many of the forms. 

For information about how to fill out and file court forms, please read Basics of Court Forms and Filings.

Divorce Complaints [?]

All of the following forms are required to file a Complaint for Divorce:

Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf fillable)

Summons (pdf fillable)

Divorce Complaint - No Kids (pdf fillable) OR Divorce Complaint - With Kids (pdf fillable)

  

Divorce Answers & Counterclaims [?]

Divorce Answer (pdf)

Divorce Answer (pdf fillable)

Divorce Answer & Counterclaim - No Kids (pdf) 

Divorce Answer & Counterclaim - No Kids (pdf fillable)

Divorce Answer & Counterclaim - With Kids (pdf)

Divorce Answer & Counterclaim - With Kids (pdf fillable)

 

Divorce Reply to Counterclaim [?]

Reply to Counterclaim (pdf)

Reply to Counterclaim (pdf fillable)

 

Divorce Decrees [?]

The Decrees below are only to be used where there is a Plaintiff who filed for divorce against the other person.

*If you filed a Joint Petition for Divorce and need the final Decree of Divorce, do not use the forms below.  Instead, use the Joint Petition Decree of Divorce found below under the Joint Petition for Divorce forms.

Decree of Divorce – No Children (pdf) 

Decree of Divorce – No Children (pdf fillable)

Decree of Divorce – With Children (pdf) 

Decree of Divorce – With Children (pdf fillable)

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO GET A DIVORCE DECREE WITHOUT A HEARING:

Affidavit of Resident Witness (pdf)  

Affidavit of Resident Witness (pdf fillable)

Affidavit in Support of Request for Summary Disposition - With Kids (pdf fillable)

Affidavit in Support of Request for Summary Disposition - No Kids (pdf fillable)

Request for Summary Disposition (pdf) 

Request for Summary Disposition (pdf fillable) 

 

Joint Petitions for Divorce [?]

AUTOMATED FORMS INTERVIEW AVAILABLE!

For spouses who have no minor children and would like to file for divorce together, there is an automated interview available that will complete your forms for you after answering some questions.  To use the automated interview, please click here and select the "Joint Petition for Divorce (No Children)" interview. 

At the end of the interview you will have to print your forms, have both spouses sign and notarize the forms, and then file them with the family court.

ALL of the following forms are needed to file a Joint Petition for Divorce.

Cover Sheet: Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf fillable)

Confidential Information: Confidential Information Sheet - WITH CHILDREN (pdf fillable) 

OR Confidential Information Sheet - NO CHILDREN (pdf fillable)

Affidavit of Resident Witness: Affidavit of Resident Witness - Joint Petitions (pdf fillable) 

Joint Petition: Joint Petition for Divorce - No Kids (pdf fillable) 

OR Joint Petition for Divorce - With Kids (pdf fillable)

Divorce Decree: Decree of Divorce - No Kids (pdf fillable) 

OR Decree of Divorce - With Kids (pdf fillable)

  

Miscellaneous Divorce Forms

Affidavit of Service (pdf)

Affidavit of Service (pdf fillable)

Certificate of Mailing (pdf)  

Certificate of Mailing (pdf fillable)

Certificate of Service (pdf)  

Certificate of Service (pdf fillable)

Change of Address (pdf)  

Change of Address (pdf fillable)

Child Support Worksheet A - For Primary Physical Custody Calculations (pdf fillable)

Child Support Worksheet B - For Joint Physical Custody Calculations (pdf fillable)

Confidential Information Sheet - WITH CHILDREN (pdf fillable)

Confidential Information Sheet - NO CHILDREN (pdf fillable)

Declaration and Order To Extend the Time to Answer (pdf) 

Declaration and Order To Extend the Time to Answer (pdf fillable)

Declaration and Order to Extend the Time to Serve (pdf) 

Declaration and Order to Extend the Time to Serve (pdf fillable) 

Default (pdf)  

Default (pdf fillable)

Financial Disclosure Form - General (pdf)

Financial Disclosure Form - General (pdf fillable)

Financial Disclosure Form - Detailed (excel)

Joint Preliminary Injunction Request (pdf)

Joint Preliminary Injunction Request (pdf fillable)

Motion / Opposition Fee Information Sheet (pdf)

Notice of Entry of Order/Judgment (pdf) 

Notice of Entry of Order/Judgment (pdf fillable)

Order After Hearing and Instructions - With Children (pdf)

Order After Hearing and Instructions - No Children (pdf)

Order Shortening Time Packet (pdf fillable)

Pre-Trial Memorandum (pdf)

Publication Forms:

Affidavit to Serve by Publication (pdf)

Affidavit of Due Diligence (pdf)

Order to Serve by Publication (pdf)

Receipt of Copy (pdf)  

Receipt of Copy (pdf fillable)

Request and Order for Reinstatement (pdf)  

Request and Order for Reinstatement (pdf fillable)

Request and Order to Seal File (pdf)

Request and Order to Seal File (pdf fillable)

Request and Order for Waiver of COPE Class (pdf)

Request and Order for Family Mediation Center (pdf)

Request and Order to Waive Mediation

Request for Submission (Per EDCR 5.11) (pdf)

Schedule of Arrears (pdf fillable)

Stipulation and Order - No Children (pdf)

Stipulation and Order Regarding Children (pdf)

Stipulation and Order to Continue a Hearing (pdf)

Subpoena (pdf)

Voluntary Dismissal Packet (pdf)

Waiver of Service of Summons and Complaint (pdf) 

Waiver of Service of Summons and Complaint (pdf fillable)

 

If you cannot find the form you are looking for, please check the Miscellaneous Forms page.  The Clerk of Court also maintains a webpage where some common family court forms can be found.  Click here to visit the Clerk of Court's forms page.