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Divorce Papers Orange County California

Starting Divorce Papers Orange County California
In general, married parties will generally need to fill out and file two forms to start a divorce case. If children are involved, three forms are usually needed. In some cases, more forms are needed. If your spouse or domestic partner lives in another county or state be sure to consult with an Orange County divorce attorney before you file divorce papers. To start divorce papers Orange County California you'll want to contact the Orange County family court, Orange County family law facilitator office or an Orange County divorce lawyer to find out what specific local forms you'll need. The California court self-help center provides information on divorce papers Orange County the California. To go there now click here. If you want the judge to make temporary orders for child support, alimony, domestic violence, or other family law issues, you'll need to complete and file additional forms. Consult an attorney or the Orange County family law facilitator office for help with temporary orders. For additional information from the California court self-help website on starting divorce papers click here.

Completing Divorce Papers Orange County California
Once you locate the forms you need you'll want to fill it out. The divorce papers or divorce forms explain to the court who is involved in the case and what you are asking the court to do. After completing the divorce papers you'll want to make at least three copies -- one copy to be served on your spouse and two for your records. Be sure you check over your forms to make sure they are accurate and completed. An Orange County divorce attorney can help you with completing the forms.

Filing Divorce Papers Orange County California
Filing forms is generally done in the court clerk's office. You can bring the originals and copies of your forms to your local court clerk's office. The court clerk can review your forms or divorce papers for obvious errors. You will likely be asked to pay a fee for filing your divorce papers. If you cannot afford the fee, you'll want to ask for information about a fee waiver.

Serving Divorce Papers Orange County California
The law requires you to serve your spouse or domestic partner informing him/her that you have started the legal process for a divorce, legal separation, or annulment. A judge cannot make orders or a judgment unless and until your spouse or domestic partner has been properly served.

There are generally two types of service for serving divorce papers on your spouse or domestic partner -- personal service or service by mail. Each will require someone other than you to serve the divorce papers on the other party. The server must be 18 or older, not involved in your case, and Fill out the Proof of Service. Usually divorce papers must be personally served unless you and your spouse/domestic partner are cooperating on your family law case and he/she agrees to accept the service by mail. Form more information about serving divorce papers you'll want to contact an Orange County divorce attorney. For additional information from the California court self-help website on serving divorce papers click here.

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