When you file your petition or response form, you will need to pay the filing fee with the court. This is normally $230 if you are filing the petition and $116 if you are filing the response.
If you are unable to pay the filing fee, you can fill out the waiver forms below. The court may be able to waive your filing fee or offer a payment plan depending on your financial situation. Filling out the forms does not guarantee the court will waive your filing fee.
If the court does waive your filing fee, this does not mean you will not have to pay other fees later in the process. These can include service fees, certification fees, or paying to make copies of documents. This waiver form is only for the court filing fee.
When you finish the filing fee waiver interview and generate your forms, please make sure you sign it. This form can be added to your already generated petition or response form(s) and needs to be filed with them
You will also need to gather the following support documents to file with your filing fee waiver:
- Copies of bank statements for the past 3 months (savings and checking)
- Copies of pay stubs or other proof of income for the past 3 months
- If you receive unemployment benefits, social security, SSI, alimony, or worker’s compensation, these all need to be provided as part of the proof of income above.
Once you provide the completed documents, the court will decide whether you need to pay the filing fee.
Please make sure you sign your completed forms!
When you have completed this step, you can continue in the Divorce Navigator by clicking here.