*IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN
STEP 3 - You will need to submit all the above forms (make 4 copies) with the Superior court clerk's office. After filing (and paying the filing fee) you will be required to submit copies of all the forms to your spouse including the Acceptance of Service form. Be sure to keep the receipt of payment of filing fee.
STEP 4 - You will need to get the Acceptance of Service form completely filled in back from your spouse and file it with the clerk along with the original Summons.
IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN - You need to fill out the following forms with your spouse in addition to the forms mentioned above:
- Order of Assignment
- Parents Worksheet for Children
- Parenting Plan for Joint Custody
Both spouses need to attend child education classes within 45 days of filing the above forms. The clerk will direct you to the court approved classes in your area, upon completion, you will both be given 'Certificate of Course Completion' that must be filed with the clerk.