Filing the Divorce Papers
If you are ready to file for divorce but your spouse is not willing to sign the divorce papers, you can file for divorce by yourself. There are certain forms you must fill out and file with the court to open a divorce case. You can find instructions and all the forms you need to open a divorce case in this section.
How to Serve the Divorce Papers
After you file for divorce, the next step is to make sure your spouse is “served” with a copy of the summons and complaint (and anything else you filed). The Court does not serve the papers for you. It is up to you to make sure that your spouse is served. Visit this section to learn about how to have your spouse served, and what to do if you do not know where to find your spouse.
Once your spouse has been served with the divorce papers, you will have to wait and see what your spouse does before you know what your next step will be. Your spouse has 20 days after being served with the summons and complaint to file their own papers. You can learn about the possible next steps in this section.