Do I need to have the forms (that I printed off my computer)served to my wife's address by someone other than myself? Do the forms need to be certified or notarized before I bring them to the courthouse to have them filed?
Does my wife need to go to the courthouse with me or can I bring the completed and signed paperwork (forms) to the courthouse myself?
In most cases you need to have proof of service by an independent party and in most cases if your wife is available she will need to appear with you unless her presenence is waived. Take care.
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The California Courts website has detailed information, worksheets and step-by-step instructions for Summary Dissolution. Go to www.courts.ca.gov and go to "Forms and Rules" and "Browse All Forms" and select the group of forms for "Family Law Summary Dissolution FL-800-899" and READ FORM-FL810 - it is a 22-page booklet with detailed instructions for you.
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