California Hybrid Divorce Judgment Checklist

The last thing you will do in your divorce when representing yourself is to prepare the divorce judgment forms.  Which divorce judgment forms you submit will vary depending on what transpired up to this point.  Meaning whether your spouse filed a response and whether there is an agreement.

In this post we are talking about the California Hybrid Divorce Judgment and providing you with a PDF Checklist the Courts use to make sure you have included all the proper forms.

The Hybrid divorce judgment checklist will be used when you have filed a Petition, the case is proceeding by default, and the parties have a written agreement.  Yes, it is possible for you to have a written agreement even if your spouse has not filed a response.  It is called a hybrid because it is a cross between a true default case (where there is no response and no agreement) and an uncontested case (where a response was filed and there is an agreement)

Depending on the type of divorce judgement you submitting the judgment forms required to ensure your divorce is not rejected are all different.  We have several videos covering the various ways and different forms necessary to file your divorce depending on the circumstances.

If you want to download the PDF attachment you can click on this link “Hybrid Dissolution Judgment Checklist California Divorce“.  We recommend that you print it out and use it as a checklist both to ensure you have all the necessary documents, but it also lets the court know what kind of divorce judgment you are filing and will help in getting it approved and not rejected.

We are licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm specializing in divorce.  We are headquartered in Santa Clarita, California and can assist you with you divorce anywhere in California.

California Uncontested Divorce Form Judgment Checklist – Santa Clarita Divorce

We have put together a comprehensive video on what documents you need in order to properly submit your California Uncontested Divorce Forms.

We are also including a link at the bottom of the post so you can actually print out and attach the uncontested divorce judgment checklist which is a good practice.  This is a good practice for two reasons.  First, you can check off the forms as you go when compiling the divorce judgment.  Second, it lets the court know what kind of divorce judgment you are submitting so they understand why you have submitted the documents you have submitted.

We have prepared a separate video and blog post for each of the different types of California divorce judgments you may have.  The California Uncontested Divorce judgment checklist will be used under the following circumstances. A Petition was filed, a Response was filed, and the parties have a written agreement.

Yes, it is still considered uncontested, even if your spouse filed a response.  To use this type of judgment, you have to comply with the specific rules prior to submitting the judgment.  Make sure you have filed the proof of service of summons, because you will have to submit that with the judgment as proof.  In addition, make sure both of you have served your Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure (PDD’s) and filed the FL-141 (Declaration Regarding Service Of Preliminary Declaration Of Disclosure) and also submit a filed copy along with your judgment paperwork.

Use this link to download a copy of the Uncontested Dissolution Judgment Checklist For California.

Make sure to print it out, write your name at the top and check off the documents as you go.  Don’t forget to follow all the instructions as far as submitting it with paid postage and making three copies of everything.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm that specializes in divorce.  We are headquartered in Santa Clarita, California and serve all the courts.  Give us a call for more information.


Looking For A Divorce Document Assistant In Santa Clarita

If you are looking for a divorce document assistant / preparer in Santa Clarita, you have found the right company. In fact, you have found the only company in Los Angeles County that is licensed and bonded to provide legal services and who specializes only on divorce.

It just so happens that we are the only game in town if you are looking to save money on your divorce and have your divorce case and forms expertly prepared by our legal document assistants.

Folks have been flocking to our service in record numbers and not just from Santa Clarita. When people realize they can have their entire divorce case handled by company for an affordable price, they are driving in from Los Angeles, Palmdale/Lancaster, Pomona, San Fernando Valley and Ventura.

Even folks who live outside of driving range are still using our divorce service. We have a system in place that allows us to completely handle your divorce case over the phone, email and fax.

What people like is that they never have to go to court or worry about how to complete the divorce forms. We take care of all of that. We even file all your forms with the court, keep a running file and keep your case moving through the court system.

When people call us, they are amazed at how much information we provide over the phone. Some say they have called other paralegal companies and they just did not get a good feeling about them. But after talking to us, felt very comfortable saying we provided so much information that they fully understood the divorce process.

There is reason for this. We did not just decide one day to provide a divorce document preparation firm. We worked for the Los Angeles Superior Courts for several years (and still volunteer to this day). We also worked at some o LA County's largest family law firms. In addition, we only specialize in divorce cases.

If you are looking for Los Angeles County's number one divorce document assistant company, look no further.

Give us a call and we would be happy to explain our service. One call with us and you will know why people come to us to assist them with their divorce in Los Angeles.

California Divorce Tip # 1 – A Cheaper Way To Divorce In California

Sometimes I feel like I am the only one that talks about divorce on our blogs. I think because i am. At least about how to save money on divorce and how the divorce process works in California.

I decided to do a daily or weekly tip on divorce that will talk about just about anything from home to complete forms to have to save money, etc.

Today's tip is about something we talk about fairly often, but could always use more exposure. This is about the benefits of filing a hybrid divorce. We know we are starting to get some traction and getting the word out about hybrid divorces in California because we are starting to get calls from new clients saying they watched our video and want to file a hybrid divorce.

A hybrid divorce is simply a cross between a default divorce and a divorce where your spouse filed a response. Most people (attorneys that is) will tell you that you have to file a response if you want to be involved in the case. This is not true.

Here is the definition of a hybrid divorce. “The Petitioner filed for divorce, and no response was filed. The parties will complete their financial disclosures and enter into a written agreement”.

So what the courts are telling us is that it is possible to enter into a written agreement in your divorce without having to file a response.

In all of my divorce cases, I prepare a hybrid divorce for my clients. Doing so, allows the parties to save over $400 in filing fees.

People have come to us because they don't want to spend money on attorneys fees. So obviously cost is a concern. That is why we have made a point of discussing these money savings tips about divorce and a cheaper way of getting divorced in California.

We are are a licensed and bonded legal document assistant firm headquartered in Santa Clarita, CA. We serve all the courts in Los Angeles County and California.

Please give us a call if you would like to learn more about the hybrid divorce process as a cheaper way to get divorced in California.


How Can I Determine If Spouse Filed For Divorce | Santa Clarita Divorce

I was asked this question over the weekend.  “How can I determine if my spouse has filed for divorce?” If you have not been served divorce papers yet, how do you know if a divorce case has been filed.  I thought this was a good question.

There are a couple of reasons why someone would want to find out if their spouse had filed for divorce.  Perhaps, your spouse has indicated that they filed or are going to file, but you have not been served any divorce papers yet.  You might be feeling that they are delaying and you plan on filing if they have not yet.

Another reason you might be trying to see if your spouse filed for divorce is out of plain curiosity.  Perhaps the two of you have been having disputes and you have a feeling that your spouse filed for divorce, but your not sure.

Regardless of your reasons for wanting to determine if your spouse filed for divorce, there is only one way to do this.

There is no public database that you can access from your home computer that will let you know if your spouse has filed for divorce.  The only way to check from home is if you have a case number.  Obviously, we do not have a case number in this scenario.

So what you would have to do then i go down to the actual courthouse.  You can go to the local courthouse and have the clerk search by name and date of birth for your name or your spouses name to see if they have filed for divorce.

In Los Angeles County, the family law clerks office has a computer available for public use where you can access the files and search for yourself.

Once you locate the name you are looking for, you can see what the case number is.  Once you have the case number you can use that to access the online case summary off the court website from any computer.

Keep in mind that there is a delay from the time the case is filed until the time it shows up in the courts computer system.