My husband and I are divorcing in Orange County, CA. We agree on all matters including property/debt division, child support/visitation/custody, and spousal support. If we include a notarized MSA with our FL-180, do we still have to include forms like FL-341, FL-343, and FL 345, etc that address the same matters outlined in the MSA? Or can we just turn in the MSA and not do those forms?
You'll need to fill out the proper paperwork, including the Judgment AND request that the MSA be incorporated into the Judgment. IF you and your husband do not have lawyers, the family law facilitator's office or an agency can help you. The Judge will not just sign the MSA.
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Not all the Fl-340 forms need to be incorporated but the judgment or fl-180 form needs to be included. What all needs to be done depends on the MSA.
This is just my opinion and not a comprehensive answer. You assume the risk because this answer may not apply to your situation depending on the facts.
without reviewing your MSA, it is hard to say which other forms are required. Your disclosures have to be in, and the Judgment needs to be prepared properly. Also, if there are any pensions, IRA's, 401k's, etc., you need to make sure that they are handled as well.
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