All California courts use the same basic set of forms for divorce. You can find the most commonly-used forms on this page. If you are not sure which forms to use, talk to your Self-Help Center or a lawyer.
Some courts have special local forms too. To see if you will need any special local forms, contact your court clerk or check your court’s website.
Before you start
You can get a divorce without a lawyer. This guide can help you with the process. Your court's Self-Help Center staff can help you with forms and offer legal information. If you have a lot of property or debt, you can hire a lawyer to help with all or part of your case.
Knowing which forms you need is not easy, even if it seems like it is. Click the link in the Guide column after each form name and purpose to learn more about each of the forms and when you need them.