The steps you need to take and forms you need to fill out vary a bit depending on:
- If there's a default
- If you have a written agreement
- If your final orders address child custody or child support
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At a glance
The process for finalizing a divorce
These are the general steps to finish your divorce whether or not you have a default, an agreement, or had a trial.
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Fill out forms
Fill out the final order to end your marriage (a Judgment) along with other forms.
Submit forms to the clerk
Make copies of the forms and prepare return envelopes. Mail or bring the forms and envelopes to the court clerk.
A judge must review your forms. If everything is correct, the judge will sign.
Receive signed judgment
You will receive the signed judgment in the mail or pick it up at the court.