Legal Separation Forms

This is a list of the separation 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:

Separation Complaints
Separation Answer & Counterclaims
Separation Reply to Counterclaim
Separation Decrees
 

  • 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.

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

FYI!

You can learn about the legal requirements and process for separation by visiting the Separate Maintenance page of this website.

Separation Complaints

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

Family Court Cover Sheet (pdf fillable)

Summons (pdf fillable)

Complaint for Separation - No Children (pdf fillable) 

OR Complaint for Separation - With Children (pdf fillable)

  

Separation Answers & Counterclaims

Answer to Separation (pdf fillable) 

Answer & Counterclaim for Separation - No Children (pdf fillable)

Answer & Counterclaim for Separation - With Children (pdf fillable)

 

Separation Reply to Counterclaim

Reply to Counterclaim (pdf fillable)

 

Separation Decrees

Decree of Separation – No Children (pdf)

Decree of Separation – No Children (pdf fillable)

Decree of Separation – With Children (pdf)

Decree of Separation – With Children (pdf fillable)

 

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

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 fillable) 

 

If you cannot find the form you are looking for, please check the Miscellaneous Forms page.  If you are looking for motions or oppositions, you can find them on the Motions and Oppositions page.