The party who is filing the divorce will need to fill out a Family Court Sensitive Data Form, Cover Sheet, Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Summons, Preliminary Injunction, Notice Regarding Health Insurance, Credit Notice and if applicable the Affidavit Regarding Minor Children, Parenting Plan, Parents Worksheet for Child Support and Order and Notice to Attend a Parenting Class. Note: Some of these documents will need to be notarized; documents can be notarized at any of our office locations or at your closest bank. Please have documents notarized prior to making any copies of your documents. There is a fee to file a petition for dissolution of marriage. Click here to access our fee schedule.
The petitioning party will need to bring the original packet of forms plus two sets of completed, signed/dated and/or notarized copies of the forms. Do not make copies of any instructions.
The clerk at the counter will assign you a case number, collect the appropriate filing fees and file in the original documents that are necessary to start the divorce. The Clerk of the Court will keep the original documents and will stamp the two sets of copies, one for you to retain for your records and one for service on the other party.
Once the initial papers have been processed, the petitioning party will need to have the respondent served with one set of the copies. If the respondent is in agreement, he/she can sign the Acceptance of Service form contained in the packet either the same day of filing the divorce papers or anytime after the divorce proceedings has begun. If the responding party is not in agreement, the petitioner will need to make arrangements with a Process Server or the Sheriff's Office to have the papers served. Service within the State of Arizona can now be done by certified mail. The respondent has to be the one to sign for it. Appropriate service affidavits will then need to be filed with the Clerk of the Court.
If the party wishes to file their own divorce, they can purchase forms at $0.50 per page at any of our office locations. Click here for office locations. Parties may also download the following forms for free.
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) without Children (PDF)
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) with Children (PDF)