Quick Guide to Delaware Divorce Forms
Delaware divorce forms are some of the most updated government documents in the state and other states around the country. Most states have updated forms from 2008 to 2010, but the majority of DE divorce forms are updated from 2010 to 2012. You can find a complete list of all Delaware divorce forms under the official website of the Delaware Judiciary.
You find the state of Delaware has a long list of documents required for a divorce. There are a total of 50 different Delaware divorce forms, and you may need any number of them depending on the conditions of your divorce.
All of the DE divorce forms are easy, fill-in-the-blank word documents. However, you should always consult with a family law attorney when thinking about filing for divorce. Your lawyer can help you fill out the right Delaware divorce forms and he or she can oversee how you fill out the forms.
The items listed below are important DE divorce forms:
Form 98P ADR Practitioner Motion Packet
This form specifies that both parties have not responded within 30 days. The form notifies them that if they do not take appropriate action to an Alternative Dispute Resolution, they may face sanctions imposed by the Court.
Form 406: Affidavit of Appearance in Divorce Action/Notice of Injunction
This forms states that the respondent has properly received a copy of the petition. The form also lists actions both parties are prohibited from doing, including:
• Neither party is allowed to transfer, conceal, or dispose of any property, and each party must notify the other and the Court of any extraordinary expenditures.
• Neither party is allowed to disturb the peace of the other party.
• Neither parent is allowed to remove a natural or adopted child from the jurisdiction of the Court.
Form 279: Affidavit of Children Rights
This form specifies the complete rights children have within the divorce. All of the rights are geared toward the child’s highest level of well-being.
Form 241: Affidavit that a Party’s Address is Unknown
This form states that a party does not know the address of the other spouse and lists the date they were last in contact with each other.
Form 630: Approved Education Seminars for Separating and/or Divorcing Parents
This form mandates that each parent has received the required amount of counseling for maintaining their relationship with the child after the divorce.
Form 509: Child Support Calculation
This Delaware divorce form lists all of the incomes, taxes, and deductions each parent receives. The form also asks for each parent’s percentage of payment for the child’s needs such as education and health insurance.
Form 16(A) SS: Financial Report for Spousal Support
This document is detailed and asks for income-related details and other expenses that tend to the home and other spouse’s way of living.
Form 422: Petition for Divorce/Annulment (Updated on 1/3/12
This form is the official petition for divorce and asks for the contact information of each spouse. Each spouse must live in the state for at least six months before this form can be filled out.