California Hybrid Divorce Judgment Checklist

California Hybrid Divorce Judgment Checklist

Hi there! This is Tim Blankenship with

In these series of videos, we’re currently doing a video on the judgment checklist, what forms are necessary to submit when you turn your judgment to the court when going through divorce in California, and this video is going to talk about the Hybrid Dissolution Judgment.

The court’s put out a judgment checklist for all the different types of judgment you would enter and the judgment that we’re talking about today is a hybrid. It’s not a well-known type of judgment but is one on that we use exclusively here at There are a lot of benefits and you can check other videos on why.

But you’re going to use a Hybrid Dissolution Judgment when a response was not filed, the case is not proceeding by default, and the parties have a written agreement.

So just briefly, a hybrid is exactly that. There is no response filed but you’re going to enter into a written agreement. And this is different from say, a true default case where there is no response and no written agreement, just so you know the difference.

If you’ve have no written agreement and there’s been no response filed, you’re going to want to use the true default divorce paperwork, and we’ll be talking about that in subsequent videos.

So let me go over briefly about the forms, I’m going to put a link at the bottom of this YouTube video to my blog, where we will have a PDF version of this, so you can print this out and have this.

As I tell folks, if you’re going to do this on your own, even – put your name at the top of this, check these off as you do the forms, and make sure the court knows that: “Hey, this is what we’re turning in, and this is the type of judgment, and these are the forms we have included.” It’ll help them, it’ll help you increase your chances of getting your judgment through and not rejected.

Alright, so just briefly, you’re going to need a FL-115, your proof of service of summon to prove to the court that you actually served your spouse, request to enter default FL-165. Don’t forget to include two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes so they can mail that back to you.

Children involved or any FL-105, you’re going to need a declaration regarding service of declaration of disclosure or FL-141. They’re going to need your stipulation and waiver of final declaration of disclosure FL-144, your FL-170 declaration for default, FL-180 the judgment form, and notice of entry of judgment FL-190.

That’s going to be the basics, the essentials, of your case.  If you have child support, or child custody or spousal support or a property order, you’re going to need to attach all of those as well.

We also did a video on the proper order of so many of your judgment package. Make sure to take a look at that one too. Once you have this together, it’ll discuss exactly what order to put these documents in.

My name is Tim Blankenship with You can reach us direct at 661-281-0266 and today we talked about the forms necessary for the Hybrid Dissolution Judgment.