Filing the Separation Papers
If you would like to file for a separation from your spouse, there are forms you must fill out and file. You can find instructions and all the forms you need to start a separation case in this section.
How to Serve the Separation Papers
After you file for separation, 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. 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 separation 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.