Fl-180 - Box was checked that says "Marital status ends six months after..." I believe I screwed up by entering a date in 4a(1) that was 6 months and 1 day after my wife was initially served, instead of just leaving it blank. (My wife was served 2 years ago.) Going to resubmit leaving the date blank.
FL-190 Also returned with two checkboxes: 1) This form is required, must be completed in triplicate. 2) Marital status ends six months after court...
Question 1: For Fl-180: Should I still check box 4a? Or, does the court want to do that when they enter the date?
Question 2: I cannot find anything wrong with my FL-190. I did not enter any dates anywhere. Was I not supposed to check box 1, which is what I am requesting? Or, was this returned simply because FL-180 was returned.Sorry, forgot to mention I am proceeding under default with no marital agreement.
Truly, it would be best to see if you can set up a quick consultation with a family law attorney. Depending upon the state of the forms, it should not take more than an hour to have the forms reviewed and corrected. The Judgment clerks can be pretty picky, so having an extra set of experienced eyes on the forms will get your questions answered properly and get you divorced quickly. Indeed, it does sound like a large problem is the date of termination of marital status - the Court does fill that in given your time frame. Without seeing the forms, it is hard to say if there are any other issues. I would suggest correcting and returning the forms as soon as possible - it seems to make the re-review go a LITTLE quicker.
The answer provided is a general response based upon information contained in the query which has not been substantiated or otherwise verified. For complete advice particular to your individual situation, you should consult with an attorney in your local area that is well versed in family law.
Do not put dates into the forms as to the date that the marriage will end. That will be done by the court. If you need help got to the self help center at the courthouse where you case is pending.
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