How to respond to form interrogatories
Find out what you need to answer or do
On page 2 of the form, look for any questions with a checked box. These questions are the ones your spouse is asking.
Ignore any questions where the box is left blank.
Write out your responses.
There is not a court form you can use. You need to create the responses yourself.
Sample template for a response:You can refer to the sample and use it as a guide to write your responses on a separate piece of paper.
Write your responses in the template
Start by writing your case information in the caption.
Anything in brackets [ ] is a placeholder for information you will fill in.
On the first line “Interrogatory [X]” replace “[X]” with the number of the first question asked. On the line below it, write your answer.
Number your answers and list them in the order that they are asked.
Note that the template has a location for two answers. You may add more answers by simply typing “Interrogatory” followed by the interrogatory number, and typing your answers, or delete the unused answer.Your spouse could ask the court to order you to answer the questions, and to charge you a penalty for not responding.
Gather documents, if needed
If the interrogatory asks for you to provide documents, attach a copy of the documents to your response. If you can't provide these documents, explain why in your response.
Print and sign your document
When you are done with your answers, print the document.
Date, print your name, and sign below the words, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing answers are true and correct.”
Respond to Form Interrogatories
Now that you’ve completed the Form Interrogatories, you’ll have your responses served by mail.