I Received My Filed FL-165 For My Divorce | Is My Divorce Over?

When we handle a divorce case we file the FL-165, Request To Enter Default along with the judgment. It is just easier that way. That said, the Request To Enter Default form goes to the default clerk and processes those before the judgment clerk processes the judgment.

Every time my clients receive this filed FL-165, Request To Enter Default, they call or email me to ask if this is their final paperwork and if they should expect to receive anything else.


The Request To Enter Default form FL-165 is just the first part of your divorce judgment being processed. Generally, you can expect to receive your final judgment package back about 30 or so days after you receive the filed FL-165. I figured if my clients are asking about this, others have the same questions so hope this helps clarify.