There are a few different ways you can file for divorce. In this article we are specifically talking about the California Default Divorce. This can be a True Default, where the other party is not involved at all or a Hybrid Divorce, where it is a Default, but you have an agreement.
More specifically, we are discussing the how to use the Request To Enter Default form with a default style divorce because we are seeing that people are having difficulty understanding how to use the form and when to submit it to the court.
Watch this quick video where I discuss what to do if your Request to Enter Default is rejected during your California divorce.
If you are doing a true California default divorce, where the other party is not going to participate at all, you can file the Request to enter default form 30 days after the other party has been served.
But did you know that you can also submit your entire divorce judgment as well at the same time?
You sure can!
Most people think that they have to submit the request to enter default first, and then wait the 4-8 weeks or longer to see if it is approved before filing their judgment. This is not necessary.
All you need to do is submit your entire California divorce judgment papers along with the Request To Enter Default forms.
When you are submitting a request to enter default for your California divorce, you may have to attach the FL-160’s (Property Declarations) if you have property. Don’t forget, you need 2 sets of forms. Once for community property and one for separate property.
We recommend you do one of each, even if there is no property, so the court knows that to be the case and don’t think you just forgot to do the forms.
Make sure to watch the video above, where I go into a little bit more detail about the Request to Enter Default and specifically about what you can do if your request to enter default is rejected during the California divorce process.