How to File for Divorce

Filing for divorce in California requires completion of a few forms and payment of a filing fee.

Divorce Paperwork

The divorce paperwork required by the court is substantial and challenging. Fortunately there are several options for getting it done.

Divorce Summons

The divorce summons urges you to file a response to your spouse’s divorce petition. It includes important restraining orders.

Financial Disclosure Forms

In California divorces in which both spouses are involved in the divorce process, you must exchange financial disclosure forms.

Divorce Response

Filing a response to a divorce petition has pros and cons.

Divorce Petition

A divorce petition starts a California divorce case. Consider carefully how you fill it out and how it is delivered to your spouse.

Divorce Forms

Here are the main forms required for a California divorce and your main options for completing them.