Clerk of the Court

Divorce with Children

Click on the following steps as they apply to your situation to find the links for the required forms. For your convenience the forms are available in a fillable format. You can fill in the information on the computer and print the completed forms or you can print the blank forms and fill them out manually.
Step 1 - Filing the Petition for Divorce with Children 
* Optional: Requesting Temporary/Emergency Orders
Step 2 - Service of Court Papers
Step 3 - Response (For the Respondent) - How to repsond to a petition for divorce. (If no response is filed, skip to Step 4.)
Step 4 - Choose One of the following options: 
  •  Step 4A - Default - When no response was filed

  •  Step 4B - Consent - When the parties agree and a response has been filed OR both parties have paid or will pay a filing fee
Step 5 - Decree - The court order the finalizes the divorce 

Use these forms if the following factors apply to your situation:

  • You want to file a petition for divorce, AND

  • You do not have a “covenant” marriage (These papers will not work for a covenant marriage), AND

  • You and your spouse have minor children with each other OR the wife is pregnant by the husband, AND

  • The minor child(ren) resided (lived) in Arizona at least 6 months before you file the petition or you talked to a lawyer who advised you that you could pursue the case in Arizona, AND

  • Either spouse lived in Arizona at least 90 days before you file the Petition, or is a member of the armed forces and is stationed in Arizona at least 90 days before you file, AND  

  • You believe that the marriage is irretrievably broken (you and your spouse cannot make this marriage work) AND

  • You or your spouse has either tried to resolve your problems through Conciliation Court, or there is no point in trying to resolve your problems because the marriage is irretrievably broken.

If you are not sure that these forms and instructions apply to your situation, see a lawyer for help.

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