Hi, my name is cristin lowe, and this is going to be talking about the response, which fl 120. So if you are the person who has been served with the divorce papers, or you are the petitioner just wanting to know what it’s going to be like or what your spouse needs to fill out this is the right tutorial for you. So we are on my homepage, which is cristinlowelaw , and we’re going to take you to commonly used forms, and we are going to go to FL 120, which is the response. Ok, so, when you fill out the response, the first thing you need.
To understand is the caption, so get used to this caption, it’s going to be very very similar or identical to every other form you fill out. So we’re going to take you through it very slowly. In this case, we’ve been using the hypothetical that John Smith is the petitioner and Jane Smith is the respondent. So, as the respondent, Jane is going to be filing the response. So we’re going to put her name at the top which is Jane Smith. And we’re going to just use the hypothetical that John and Jane are actually still living in the.
Same house. so her address is also 124 rose street, in san ramon, california, 94582. and her phone number is 415.442.5566. In Contra Costa county, it doesn’t really need to have a fax number, you don’t really need to put an email address (you can if you want), but it’s not utilized right now in 2015. And we’re going to put attorney for, and we’re going to say that Jane is also selfrepresented, which is the word, in pro per (or in propria persona). You’re going to hear those terms used interchangeably they mean the same.
Thing, they mean that you are selfrepresented. so we’re in the county of contra costa, and the street address is 751 Pine Street, and there are a lot of courthouses in the Martinez area, so it’s easy to get confused this is the one for family law. And it’s PO Box 911, and the city and zip code is Martinez, California, 94553. And just for your reference, you don’t have to fill this in the form, but the name of the family law center is the Peter L. Spinetta Family Law Center, and they actually have the name of the center in pretty big.
Letters on a sign outside of the courthouse so it’s easy to be able to find the courthouse if you know the name, which is Peter L. Spinetta. And we have the petitioner, so you are the respondent, meaning your spouse is the petitioner and I want you to know it’s a nofault state, so it doesn’t matter if you’re the petitioner or respondent, so petitioner is going to be your spouse’s name at the top (in this case, it’s John Smith), and the respondent is you (or Jane Smith). And I get this question a lot Do I have to request a divorce if I.
Don’t want a divorce? the answer is no. it doesn’t stop the divorce, but is a statement whether or not you agree the divorce or want the divorce. What is important is you preserve your legal rights by filing a response. So we’re going to do a response to a dissolution, and dissolution is a fancy word for divorce, which they now spell out, so it’s a really good change in 2015, and it’s a dissolution of marriage. So in filling out the response, your case number is going to be the same that’s on the petition so the documents you were.
Served with, there should be a case number basically in the same spot here, and in contra Costa county, if it’s 2015, it’s going to start with D15, and there’s going to be a dash and 5 other numbers. That’s what you’re going to fill out for case number. You have the same case number as what your spouse filed for, and that’s the same case number that you’re going to find anywhere. So the next step is to figure out where and when to file. So we have the address of the courthouse, but what you need to know are the clerk window.
Hours, so there are only limited hours where you can file your paperwork. and in martinez, it’s going to be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Alright so we’ve scrolled down from the caption because it’s always the same no matter what, and I want to focus on the substance of the document which is in this case, the response. So you are going to be asked very similar questions to what was asked in the petition, and you may want to know why I have to fill out the same information. It’s because you get a chance to say your side of the story,.
How to fill out a Petition or a Petition for Divorce
If you are experiencing family breakdown, separation or divorce in manitoba and you wish to seek spousal support, child support, custody, access, division of property and/or a divorce, you may do so in the Manitoba Court of Queens Bench. This process begins with the completion and filing of a Petition for Divorce, form 70A or a Petition, form 70B. If you are asking the court to order support or division of property, you may also need to file a Financial Statement, form 70D. The Court of Queens Bench Rules 70.05 subsections 1 to.
5 provide information on what you will require. These forms are available on our Manitoba Courts website along with the Court of Queens Bench rules that relate to the family court process and some Frequently Asked Questions that may assist you with the process. If you are married and seeking a Divorce, you will begin with a Petition for Divorce. If you are married and seeking support, custody, access or other relief not including a divorce OR if you are not legally married but are.
Looking for relief related to the breakdown of the relationship, you will begin with a Petition. If you are married but need the court to determine something on an urgent basis, you can file a Petition or Petition for Divorce immediately following separation. If you start by filing a Petition, you may file a Petition for Divorce at a later date. The law requires that either you or your spouse has been ordinarily resident in Manitoba for at least one year preceding.
The filing date of the petition for divorce. To obtain a divorce, you must show that you have grounds for the divorce. The most common grounds are that the parties have lived separate and apart for at least one year because of a breakdown of the marriage. In that case, although you may file for divorce at any time, a divorce will not be granted until you have lived separately and apart for at least one year. Other grounds for divorce are that the other spouse has committed adultery or has.
Treated you with physical or mental cruelty. court staff cannot assist you to determine if adultery or cruelty are applicable. You may find that these websites are helpful, but it is recommended that you seek the advice of a lawyer. Once you have carefully considered your circumstances and determined the type of court order you are seeking, you should be ready to complete the Petition or Petition for Divorce. Remember, this tutorial does not replace legal advice. Getting advice from a lawyer about.
Your own situation can help you to save time, money and stress in the long run. Once you have determined which form you will use to begin your proceeding, you will begin to fill it out in order that you can file it with the Court and serve it on the other party. Beginning with the cover page, The title of proceeding identifies who the parties are the party filing the Petition or Petition for Divorce is called the petitioner.
And the responding party is called the respondent. if you and your spouse are jointly filing a Petition for Divorce, you identify yourselves as copetitioners. The title of proceeding must identify the parties full legal names at the time the Petition or Petition for Divorce is filed, in order of first, middle and last name. The names should be exactly the same as on the Marriage Certificate. If, following the date of your marriage, you legally adopted the surname of your spouse, you are required to.
Use that surname until you are divorced or have obtained a certificate of change of name from Manitobas Vital Statistics Agency. Insert the name, address and telephone number of the party filing a Petition or Petition for Divorce or the copetitioners filing a Petition for Divorce in the designated area so you can be contacted by the court or the respondent if necessary. Turning now to Page 2: Insert the title of proceeding as it appears.