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TO START THE DIVORCE PROCESS WHEN MINOR CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED
ATTENTION: You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation:
  • You want to file a petition for divorce AND,
  • You do not have a "covenant" marriage, AND,
  • You and your spouse have minor children with each other OR the wife is pregnant by the husband AND,
  • The minor child(ren) resided (lived) in Arizona at least 6 months before you file the petition or you talked to a lawyer who advised you that you could pursue the case in Arizona AND,
  • Either spouse lived in Arizona at least 90 days before you file the Petition, or is a member of the armed forces and is stationed in Arizona at least 90 days before you file AND,
  • You believe that the marriage is irretrievably broken (you and your spouse cannot make this marriage work) AND,
  • You or your spouse have either tried to resolve your marital problems through Conciliation Services, or there is no point in trying to resolve your marital problems.
This packet contains Court forms and instructions about filing a divorce petition and other papers for a non-covenant marriage when there are minor children involved. 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 Start the Divorce Process When Minor Children Are Involved - Instructions DRDC1i PDF PDF
To Start the Divorce Process When Minor Children Are Involved - Forms DRDC1f 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 on filling out the forms drdc10i PDF PDF
2 Procedures: How to File Divorce Papers With the Court drdc10p PDF PDF
Forms
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Family Court/Sensitive Data Cover Sheet drsds10fC PDF PDF
2 Summons dr11f PDF PDF
3 Preliminary Injunction dr14f PDF PDF
4 Petition for Dissolution of Non-Covenant Marriage -
With Minor Children
drdc15f PDF PDF
5 Notice of Right to Convert Health Insurance drd16f PDF PDF
6 Parent Information Program Order and Notice dr12f PDF PDF
7 Affidavit of Minor Children drcvg13f PDF PDF
8 Notice Regarding Creditors dr16f PDF PDF
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