Prep your financial disclosures, then file them with the court and send them to your spouse.
Decide how you want to file
Decide if you are going to e-file your forms, mail them to the court, or go to the court in person to file them. You can find out which court you need to file with on the top left-hand corner of your completed Petition form. If you’re going to e-file, go HERE to do so.
Print & sign all your completed financial disclosures
Make (3) copies of your signed financial disclosures
Make three copies of your financial disclosures after you’ve signed them. You’ll be mailing these copies or taking them to the court to file.
Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope
If you are going to mail your financial disclosures, you’ll need to include a self-addressed stamped envelope so you can have your copy returned to you.
File ONLY the forms called JDF 1104 and JDF 1111 with the court
Forms JDF 1104, JDF 1111, and JDF 1111-SS are the only financial disclosures the court needs. Once you mail or take your financial disclosures to the court, you’ve filed!
Send your disclosures to your spouse
You don’t need to formally “serve” the financial disclosures to your spouse like in the previous step, but your spouse does need ALL of your financial disclosure forms and supporting documents. Simply email or mail a signed copy of the disclosures to them.
Be on the lookout for notice of a Status Conference from the court
Sometimes the court will automatically schedule an “Initial Status Conference” for you and your spouse, so the judge can get a basic overview of your divorce. Don’t panic! While going to the status conference is inconvenient, it’s not a hearing where you’re going to be fighting with your spouse. Learn more about how to prepare for a Status Conference here.