Requirements typically include about 10 to 20 documents during the entire filing process although this can vary widely. Begin by filing these court forms: Petition Form for dissolution of marriage and a Case Information Sheet and a Summons, unless you are filing jointly. In order to present your financial standing, you will be required to file a Sworn Financial Statement. For cases wherein spouses have stocks or investment, pension, or separate property, Supporting Schedules must be included.
Moreover, you have to file a Disclosures Certificate, or the Certificate of Compliance, attesting to the full and honest disclosure of all facts that are relevant to the rights and interests of all parties involved.
The court imposes a deadline of no more than 42 days after the filing of Petition for parties to comply with the disclosure of documents and financial forms.
If there are no children, the terms have been amicably settled, and you do not wish to appear before the court, you can also file an Affidavit for Decree Without Appearance of Parties. This is a legal request to ask the judge to review the case allowing non-appearance of the parties. Additional documents needed include the Marital Separation Agreement which contain the terms agreed upon by both parties.