This instruction sheet will review the procedure and forms necessary to obtain an uncontested judgment without a hearing in front of a judge. If you and the other party are in agreement on all the issues, together you may prepare a Stipulated Judgment or Marital Settlement Agreement to finalize your case. Your Stipulated Judgment or Marital Settlement Agreement must contain al the correct legal provisions and conform to public policy.
Before following these instructions you must satisfy the following:
You may view instructions and sample forms. The sample is for general information only; it is not intended to resolve the specific issues in your case. If you have any questions you should consult a family law lawyer.
Sample Forms - Dissolution of Marriage Uncontested Judgment
Review the FL-115 Proof of Service to make sure that it was completed correctly. If the Respondent did not file an FL-120 Response then the FL-115 must be filed with the Court Clerk.
Review the filed copy of the FL-100 Petition and, if filed, the FL-120 Response. All the assets and debts listed on these forms must be mentioned in your FL-180 Stipulated Judgment or Marital Settlement Agreement.
If there are no changes to the previously completed Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure forms FL-142 and FL-150 of both parties, then the following form may be completed and filed with the Court Clerk to waive the Final Declaration of Disclosure:
⇒ FL-144 Stipulation and Waiver of Final Declaration of Disclosure
If there are changes to the previously completed Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure forms FL-142 and FL-150 of either party, then both parties must complete their own set of the following forms and someone other than the party who is 18 years or older must mail to the other party a copy of the updated forms. Then file completed FL-335 Proof of Service forms.
Complete the following forms and two-hole punch the originals at the top. If you want the Self-Help Center to review your forms, visit their office before you make copies.
You must complete the following forms:
Give the Court Clerk all documents listed above in Step 4 including originals, copies for Court and self-addressed stamped envelopes.
The Court will need all originals listed in Step 4 plus additional copies of the following documents:
Within 4 weeks of filing the above documents with the Court Clerk, you should receive your final Judgment documents in the mail. You may contact the Court Clerk’s office to obtain the status of your case by calling (805) 781-5706.
Once you receive your signed FL-180 Judgment, someone other than you who is 18 years or older should mail a copy to the other party. Also, if child support was ordered and you want the other party’s employer to garnish wages to enforce the child support order, you must have someone other than you who is 18 years or older mail to the employer a copy of the FL-195 Income Withholding for Support. The person who mails the copy of the FL-180 and/or FL-195 must complete the FL-335 Proof of Service by Mail and you must file the original with the Court.