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Co-Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Domestic Partnership (Divorce)

Brief descriptions of content are provided to help you decide which Packet you may wish to use. The descriptions are not intended to provide you with complete information about the law or court procedure involved in each packet. For more information, please consult with an attorney.

Packet 9A:

Co-Petition, With Children

Packet 9B:

Co-Petition, Without Children


If both spouses want to file for dissolution (divorce) together and reach complete agreement regarding terms they request in the decree, this packet may be appropriate. Filing together as co-petitioners eliminates certain formalities such as needing to arrange to have documents served on the other spouse. The packet can be used even if there is agreement on controversial issues, such as a decision that the parenting time of one party can occur only with supervision. This packet can also be used even if a spouse needs to bring a motion before the court requesting permission to not disclose personal information such as an address or phone number. If you are in a domestic violence situation, seek professional counsel before using this packet to determine if it is appropriate for you.

Packet 9A: Co-Petition, With Children

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Packet 9B: Co-Petition, Without Children