Family Law - Self Help Guide

Table of Contents

Copyright Lowell K. Halverson 1996


INTRODUCTION


PART ONE: BEGINNING THE DIVORCING PROCESS

Chapter 1. Understanding the Psychological Process

Chapter 2. Where to Legal Get Help

Chapter 3. Common Questions

Chapter 4. Worksheets


PART TWO: HOW TO DO YOUR DISSOLUTION: PROCEDURES AND FORMS

Chapter 5. How to Use the Forms

Chapter 6. Filing Your Papers

Chapter 7. Step-by-Step Checklist

  • Step 1. Read the directions and review the forms.
  • Step 2. Prepare your first pleadings for filing.
  • Step 3. Prepare Temporary Orders, if needed.
  • Step 4. Prepare your service papers.
  • Step 5. Prepare your fee waiver forms.
  • Step 6. Filing your papers in court.
  • Step 7. Serving the papers on your spouse.
  • Step 8. Public Assistance.
  • Step 9. The waiting period (minimum of 90 days)
  • Step 10. Final paperwork.
  • Step 11. Finalizing your divorce.
  • Step 12. What to do if the divorce is contested.
  • Step 13. Obtaining a certified copy.
  • Chapter 8. The Summons - What is It?

    Chapter 9. The Petition - What is It?

  • Filling out the Petition
  • Chapter 10. How to Obtain Temporary Orders (TRO)

  • Filling out the forms
  • Evidence in support of your motion
  • Signing and serving the TRO
  • The TRO hearing
  • Checklist

  • THE PRO SE LITIGANT IN DISSOLUTION CASES


    APPENDIX


    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


    ********* Notice: Copyright 1996 by Lowell K. Halverson *********

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