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1C Dissolution No Children Jackson
Filing for Dissolution (Divorce), Cases with No Children
Instructions for Packet 1C
Notice about these instructions and
These instructions are not a complete statement of the law. They cover basic procedure for
uncomplicated divorce cases. For legal information, please talk to a lawyer and/or visit your local law
library. Each court has local rules, programs and procedures that may not be explained in these
instructions. The Jackson County Court Family Law Unit can be contacted at 541-776-7171 ext 582 and
the Family Law Resource Center can be contacted at 541-776-7171 ext 129.
This set of forms and instructions will allow you to file for and obtain a divorce where the parties do not
have minor children. Please read them completely and carefully.
The instructions are broken down into four basic steps. The forms that go with each step are listed
1. Starting your Divorce
□ Petition for Dissolution with Continuation of Health Coverage and the Disclosure (ORS
107.089) handouts attached.
□ Notice of Statutory Restraining Order Preventing Dissipation of Assets – ATTACH TO
□ CIF Information Sheet – Information only
□ 2 Confidential Information Forms (CIFs) – one for each party’s information
□ Notice of CIF Filing
□ Acknowledgment about Dissolution (Divorce/Separation)
□ Record of Dissolution of Marriage/Domestic Partnership (Vital Statistics form)
2. Waiting for a Response; Taking a Default
□ Ex Parte Motion and Declaration for Order for Default
Declaration Supporting Judgment of Dissolution
□ General Judgment of Dissolution
□ Possible Attachment: Uniform Support Declaration
When filling out the forms, follow these directions:
Complete ALL forms entirely. If a form is in this packet, it is required. Check off each form above
as you complete it to determine if you are ready to meet with the facilitator or open your case.
You are the named “petitioner” on all court forms and your spouse/partner is the “respondent”.
Use full names (first, middle or middle initial, last) and print the names the same on all forms.
Make an appointment with the Family Law Resource Center by calling 541-776-7171 ext. 129 for
document review, OR follow the packet instructions for making copies and serving the other party.
File the original with the court clerk.
The clerk will give you a case number when you file your papers. Make sure to put this on all
copies and originals.
Keep the court informed of your current address so you get notice of all court dates. You are
required to use your residential address on any court form. You may use a contact address
where you regularly check in. If you use a contact address, the court will assume that you will
receive all notices sent to that address. Note: If you fear for your safety, you may be able to
obtain a non-disclosure order. Consult with your local court for instructions as well as the