Where Did You Get Stuck With Your California Divorce

People get stuck attempting to complete their California divorce at different points.  This means that people are calling on us for help with their divorce at different stages and we thought we would share these different stages as to suggest you are not alone.

Some people realize right from the get-go that they don’t have the time or desire to attempt their California divorce on their own.  These folks seek out our affordable California divorce service right from the beginning.  These folks will save much time and heartache.

The next place you may decide to get professional divorce assistance is after you have attempted to file your initial set of papers.  What we find is that folks will attempt to fill out the summons and petition and then have it rejected by the court.  Or if they did fill out the forms, they don’t know how to property serve and file the proof of service. We get many calls for assistance at this stage.

Sadly, filing the initial divorce documents is, by far, the easiest part of the divorce case.  The next step is preparing your preliminary declaration of disclosure.  We have talked about he complexity of these specific divorce forms in other articles.  These need to be property prepared and a specific form filed with the court.  We find that these financial disclosures are particularly troublesome for folks.

The last part of your California divorce case is having to complete the judgment.  The judgment is comprised of between 15 and 25 forms, all which will detail the agreements between you and your spouse, including distribution of assets and debts, parenting plans, child support, spousal support and any other agreements you want wrapped up in the divorce judgment.

We have found that people who have attempted to complete their own divorce will have to call us at some point.  The final judgment is the most difficult part and many people face numerous judgment rejections from the court which draw out the case for several years.

We recommend that you call our Santa Clarita Divorce Service from the very beginning so we can professionally prepare your divorce documents.  But regardless of where you have got stuck with your California divorce, we can pick up where you got stuck.

How To Fill Out California Divorce Petition Form FL-100 | California Divorce Service

For many of you who are thinking about attempting to complete your own California divorce, I have put together a series of videos you can watch to help you with this.

This blog post and video below will explain the process of filing out the California Divorce Petition (Form FL-100).  This is just one of the forms you will need to complete to file for divorce.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm that can help you file your divorce papers.  While we hope you enjoy the free information we have provided, if you are looking for an affordable professional divorce firm to complete your divorce, please give us a call.

Below you will find a step by step instructional video which will explain how to fill out the California Divorce Petition (Form FL-100)

The California divorce petition is not too difficult to fill out, but you need to make sure that you mark the correct boxes.

When you are completing the California divorce Petition, remember that you are letting the Court and your spouse know what it is you are requesting in the divorce. You will notice on page 2 of the Petition that is says “Petitioner Requests”.

It is important to indicate what you are requesting.  Especially if you are going to do a Default Judgment.  (A default is where the other party does not Respond). This is because you can only ask for what you included in your Petition (and nothing else ) in a default style divorce judgment.

The thought process is that you filed your Petition in which was served on your spouse.  If they don’t oppose anything, they can choose not to respond.  The court knows that they have been advised of your requests.  So you can’t later change what you want without notifying the other party by filing an amended Petition.

So make sure you let the other party know exactly what you are requesting when filing your California divorce petition form FL-100.