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TO GET A "CONSENT DECREE" OF DIVORCE OR LEGAL SEPARATION BY AGREEMENT OF BOTH SPOUSES for a Non-Covenant Marriage
  • You or your spouse filed a petition for Divorce or Petition for Legal Separation AND,
  • You do not have a "covenant" marriage* AND,
  • You and your spouse agree to all terms of the divorce or legal separation, including (1) division of property and debt, (2) spousal maintenance (alimony) and if so, how much, and (3) Legal Decision Making (Custody), parenting time, and support of any minor children, AND,
  • You and your spouse will provide your notarized signatures on the "Consent Decree" to indicate your agreement on all terms; AND,
  • You and your spouse have attended, or will attend, the Parent Information Program before you file a Consent Decree;
  • DO NOT USE THESE FORMS IF:
  • You disagree on any terms of the divorce or legal separation; or
  • The parties agree on all terms, the filing fee for a Response has not been paid by either party, and you prefer to proceed with a Default Decree in order to not pay the Response fee; or
  • You have a covenant marriage. This paperwork will NOT work for a covenant marriage.

This packet contains general information and/or court forms and instructions about how to get a divorce decree or legal separation order by consent (agreement) between the spouses. Be sure the documents are in the following order:

Packets contain ALL forms and ALL instructions needed for this process. Where there are separate packets for Instructions and Forms, get BOTH packets.

Packets
Title File English Spanish
To Get a Consent Decree for Divorce or Legal Separation DR7 PDF PDF

The individual forms and instructions below are already included in the Packet(s) above. If you choose to download the documents individually, make sure you get ALL of the instructions and ALL of the forms. Be sure the documents are in the following order:

Instructions
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Instructions: How to fill out the Consent Decree dr71i PDF PDF
2 Procedures: Completing your papers and what to do next dr71p PDF PDF
3 Joint Legal Decision Making (Custody) Guidelines * drcvg12h PDF PDF
4 Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations (Abbreviated version) drs10h-b PDF PDF
5 Instructions for Parents Worksheet for Child Support * drs12i PDF PDF
* Documents marked with an asterisk (*) are only used if minor children involved.
Forms
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Sensitive Data Sheet
(for the Respondent, if he/she has not already filed this document)
drsds10f PDF PDF
2 Consent Decree of Divorce or Legal Separation dr71f PDF PDF
3 Parenting Plan for Joint (or Sole) Legal Decision Making (Custody) * drcvg11f PDF PDF
4 Parents Worksheet for Child Support * drs12f PDF PDF
* Documents marked with an asterisk (*) are only used if minor children involved.
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