The best practice is to seek court approval.
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I would suggest you make sure that you have no hidden medical injuries that resulted from the accident. If you aren't sure, contact your local bar association to get referred to a local attorney to advise you.
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In order to get your case before the court, you need to request a case management conference. If you haven't yet done this, there are local rules on how to get the case before the court. This will allow the judge to manage your case. Contra Costa County uses case management conferences while other counties use a different term. Nevertheless, once you get in let the court know what is delaying the process. Getting in to trial may take a few (or several) months depending on how backed up...
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California is a no fault state. This means that the state is not interested in determining who is to blame for the irreconcilable differences. However, page 2 of FL100 does provide for reasons for your request for divorce.
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It sounds like the clerk dismissed your case all together for failure to pursue it. If that is the case, you need to re-file the a new Summons and Petitioner for Dissolution. However, if you do need to just "Amend", then it depends on whether you served the papers and your spouse filed any Response with the court. If he/she filed a response then you likely need to ask the court permission to amend. If he/she was never served or he/she never filed any papers responding, then you have the...
The short answer is no. The FL-150 I come and Expense form is only to be served on the other parties when required for disclosures. However, there are other instances where this form needs to be filed with the court. For example, when there is a Request for Order for support or attorneys fees.