I've filed the following paperwork in California: Declaration, Declaration Income & Expence, filed uniform child custody, summons family law, petition dissolution, proof of service, request for default (X defaulted on signing paperwork)...last paperwork to the court was 5/14/08 and all have cleared the courts. We both have pentions, one property and three children. One turned 18 last July, another turns 18 this August and the last is 13. This lawyer I've been talking to says I need a dissolution of marraige but I already filed that didn't I? PLEASE HELP! What do I need to do next to be divorced?I already entered a default, what is the name of the piece of paper I need to have custody, pensions, home and everything else done? So, a "petition of dissolution" is different than a "judgement of dissolution"? I can get divorced 6 months after the the "petition of dissolution" is filed, right?
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