Placer County Divorce Forms
Filing for dissolution of marriage is complicated even with an attorney, but understandably not everyone can afford several thousand dollars to hire a divorce attorney. For self-represented parties, the process of filing the necessary paperwork to get a divorce or obtain orders for child custody, support, and property division can be daunting. To make everything a little more accessible to self-represented parties in Placer County family court, this page will contain links to local packets and Judicial Council forms.
Start Your Divorce Packet
This packet is titled “Start Your Divorce” and will help self-represented parties begin the divorce process in Placer County family court. The packet itself is a step-by-step guide with links to the required Judicial Council forms. In summary, the packet contains steps for filing the Petition and Summons, Declaration under UCCJEA if minor children are involved, Proof of Service, and serving the Response on the respondent. The packet also includes a link to the form for requesting a waiver of the $435 court filing fee.
Financial Disclosures Packet
This packet is titled “Financial Disclosures” and will help petitioners and respondents complete their financial disclosures which are required in California divorce proceedings. The packet contains links to relevant Judicial Council forms such as the Declaration of Disclosure, Schedule of Assets and Debts, and Income and Expense Declaration. The packet also explains how to file FL-141 Declaration Regarding Service of Declaration of Disclosure.
Respond To A Divorce Packet
This packet is titled “Respond To A Divorce” and will help self-represented respondents file a Response after they’ve been served with divorce papers. The packet contains a step-by-step guide to filing a Response, a proof-of-service, and asking for a waiver of the court filing fee if applicable. The packet contains links to the required forms: FL-120 Response – Marriage/Domestic Partnership; FL-105 Declaration Under UCCJEA if there are minor children; and FL-335 Proof of Service By Mail for the individual serving the spouse.
Financial Disclosures Information Sheet
This packet created by the Placer County court is titled “Financial Disclosures” and will help pro se parties file financial disclosures which are mandatory to get a divorce in Roseville. The packet contains links to the required Judicial Council forms that include the Financial Disclosure form itself (FL-140), Schedule of Assets and Debts, and Income and Expense Declaration. Once completed, the packet will tell the self-represented party the next steps including giving a copy to the spouse and completing a Declaration Regarding Service of Declaration of Disclosure.
Flat Fee Document Preparation
If you review these packets and still don’t feel comfortable filing legal documents yourself, you’re not alone. Many self-represented individuals can’t afford an attorney, but they need some guidance and assurance that the forms are drafted correctly. In those cases, our divorce attorney can prepare these documents for a flat fee and offer procedural guidance. To sit down with the divorce attorney call our office at (916) 250-1610 to schedule a $250 consultation that is credited to your flat fee for document preparation.