1. Envelope for your Request to Enter Default
If you haven't filed your Request to Enter Default (form FL-165) yet, you can file it when you turn in your judgment paperwork. You will need one envelope, with postage, addressed to your spouse. The clerk will use this to mail your spouse a filed copy of the Request to Enter Default.
2. Two envelopes for Judgment packet
The envelope needs to be big enough to hold all the papers in your packet and have enough postage. Address one to yourself and the other to your spouse. If the court approves your judgment, the Clerk will mail a copy of the Judgment and the Notice of Entry of Judgment back to you both.
Make 3 copies of your papers.
You will give the original and two copies to the clerk.
Keep the third copy with you in case you need it.
Submit forms and envelopes
Turn in the original and two copies of your forms to the court clerk along with the envelopes.
The clerk will process your paperwork and give it to a judge to review. This may take a week or even months. Ask the clerk what the usual time is to process.
Get judgment forms back
If everything required is there, a judge will sign your judgment. The clerk will:
Stamp the Judgment and the Notice of Entry of Judgment "filed"
Mail you a copy of the stamped forms
If something is missing or wrong, you will get the forms back, not signed or stamped, with information about what’s missing.
When you receive the Notice of Entry of Judgment marked "filed," your case is complete. If you asked for a divorce (dissolution), the Notice will say the date your marriage or domestic partnership officially ends.