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Divorce/Dissolution Procedural Information

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Divorce With No Children

You will need 3 copies of all documents. (Not needed when e-Filed.)
  1. Complaint for Divorce
  2. Confidential Disclosure of Personal Identifiers
  3. Required Notice of Previously Filed Case/Certificate of Assignment
  4. Affidavit 1 (Affidavit of Income and Expenses)
  5. Affidavit 2 (Affidavit of Property)
  6. Standard Mutual Temporary Restraining Order
  7. Final Judgment for Divorce Without Children (needed for final hearing) (E-File as "Filing Submitted to Judge" in Word (.doc) format.)
  8. Filing fee of $250 plus Service Fee (see item 5, below)
  9. Service Options
    1. Certified Mail: $10.00
    2. Sheriff Service: $30.00
    3. Foreign Sheriff (any non-Franklin County Sheriff): $75.00
    4. Process Server: $4.00
    5. Registered Mail: $14.00
    6. Waiver of Service: No fee

Divorce With Children

You will need 3 copies of all documents. (Not needed when e-Filed.)
  1. Complaint for Divorce
  2. Confidential Disclosure of Personal Identifiers
  3. Required Notice of Previously Filed Case/Certificate of Assignment
  4. Affidavit 1 (Affidavit of Income and Expenses)
  5. Affidavit 2 (Affidavit of Property)
  6. Standard Mutual Temporary Restraining Order
  7. Final Judgment for Divorce With Children (needed for final hearing) (E-File as "Filing Submitted to Judge" in Word (.doc) format.)
  8. Filing fee of $250 plus Service Fee (see item 5, below)
  9. Service Options
    1. Certified Mail: $10.00
    2. Sheriff Service: $30.00
    3. Foreign Sheriff (any non-Franklin County Sheriff): $75.00
    4. Process Server: $4.00
    5. Registered Mail: $14.00
    6. Waiver of Service: No fee
  10. Affidavit 3 (Parenting Proceeding Affidavit)
  11. Affidavit 4 (Health Insurance Affidavit)

Parties must attend a parenting seminar before the final hearing, or the Court may not grant divorce. Call Putting the children First registration at 614.224.0222 Ext 125 or visit website at http://www.actionforchildren.com for seminar details.

Dissolution With No Children

You will need 3 copies of all documents. Papers must be arranged in packet with the Petition on top. (Not needed when e- Filed.)
  1. Petition For Dissolution
  2. Confidential Disclosure of Personal Identifiers
  3. Required Notice of Previously Filed Case/Certificate of Assignment
  4. Separation Agreement
  5. Affidavit 1 (Affidavit of Income Dissolution Only) (one per party)
  6. Affidavit 2 (Affidavit of Property) (one per party)
  7. Acknowledgment of Legal Representation
  8. Filing Fee of $200.00
  9. Decree of Dissolution (needed for final hearing) (E-File as "Filing Submitted to Judge" in Word (.doc) format.)

Dissolution With Children

You will need 3 copies of all documents. Papers must be arranged in packet with the Petition on top. (Not needed when e- Filed.)
  1. Petition For Dissolution
  2. Confidential Disclosure of Personal Identifiers
  3. Required Notice of Previously Filed Case/Certificate of Assignment
  4. Separation Agreement
  5. Affidavit 1 ( Affidavit of Income Dissolution Only) (one per party)
  6. Affidavit 2 (Affidavit of Property) (one per party)
  7. Acknowledgment of Legal Representation
  8. Filing Fee of $200.00
  9. Decree of Dissolution (needed for final hearing)(E-file as "Filing Submitted to Judge" in Word (.doc) format.)
  10. Affidavit 3 (Parenting Proceeding Affidavit) (one per party)
  11. Affidavit 4 (Health Insurance Affidavit)
Parties must attend a parenting seminar before the final hearing, or the Court may not grant divorce. Call Putting the Children First registration at 614.224.0222 Ext 125 or visit website at http://www.actionforchildren.com for seminar details.