Instructions: Joint petition for divorce (Section 1A) court form

Instructions and information to help you complete this form.

Documents to file with this form

File these documents with this petition:

Additional Resources

Filing fees

Please see the Probate and Family Court filing fees for applicable fees.

Financial statements

Please see this financial statements page for additional information, including the financial statement long and short forms and instructions.

See Uniform Probate Court Practice XXX and Supplemental Probate Court Rule 401 for more information.

Additional information

  • When there are minor children, divorcing parents are required to attend and participate in an approved Parent Education Program unless the court waives the requirement. See Probate and Family Court Standing Order 3-23.
  • An automatic restraining order applies to both parties in a divorce complaint. It blocks both parties from doing anything that will change the parties' current financial status. See Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411.

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