Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome to The Complete Divorce
    • Terms & Policies
    • Give Yourself the Tools for Success
  • 2

    Course One: Divorce Basics

    • Course Outline [Download & Print First!]
    • Petitioner’s Checklist [Download & Print]
    • Respondent’s Checklist [Download & Print]
    • Flowcharts for All Four Steps [Download & Print First]
    • Example Packet for Required Forms [Download & Print As Needed]
    • Lesson 1: Divorce Basics
    • Lesson 2: Starting your Divorce FREE PREVIEW
  • 3

    Course Two: Starting a Divorce

    • Lesson 1: Starting Strong
    • Is divorce the right option?
    • Talking With Your Spouse
    • Should you file before you tell your spouse?
    • Speaking with Your Children
    • Are you prepared to speak with your children?
    • Concluding Remarks
    • Lesson 2: Choosing the Right Process
    • Litigation
    • Is litigation right for you?
    • Collaborative Law
    • Is collaborative right for you?
    • Mediation
    • Is mediation the right for you?
    • DIY Divorce
    • Is DIY right for you?
    • Concluding Remarks
    • Lesson 3: How to Locate, File and Serve Court Forms
    • Find My Local County Forms
    • Statewide Civil Fee Schedule
    • Download FW-001
    • How to File
    • Serving
    • Proof of Filing
    • Concluding Remarks
    • Lesson 4: Starting a Divorce
    • Download FL-810 (Summary Dissolution)
    • ​Guide for Summary Dissolution​​​
    • Petition Packet
    • Instructions to Complete Caption
    • Download Petition, FL-100
    • Instructions for Petition, FL-100
    • Summons, FL-110
    • Download Summons, FL-110
    • Instructions for Summons, FL-110
    • UCCJEA FL-105
    • Download UCCJEA, FL-105
    • Instructions for UCCJEA, FL-105
    • Filing Petition Packet
    • Service of Petition Packet
    • Case Status Conference
    • Mailing The Petition Packet
    • Download FL-115 (Proof of Service)
    • Instructions for FL-115
    • Download FL-117 (Notice of Acknowledgment)
    • Instructions for FL-117
    • Filing Proof of Service
    • Response Packet
    • Download FL-120 (Response)
    • Instructions for FL-120
    • Download FL-105
    • Instructions for FL-105
    • Filing & Serving the Response Packet
    • Download FL-335 (Proof of Service by Mail)
    • Instructions for FL-335
    • Concluding Remarks
  • 4

    Course Three: Dividing Property & Debts

    • Lesson 1: Declarations of Disclosure
    • Completing the Declaration of Disclosure
    • Download FL-142
    • Instructions for FL-142
    • Download FL-160
    • Instructions for FL-160
    • Completing The I&E
    • Download FL-150
    • Instructions for FL-150
    • Download FL-155
    • Instructions for FL-155
    • Declaration of Disclosure Cover Sheet
    • Download FL-140
    • Instructions for FL-140
    • Finalizing Your FL-142 and Disclosure
    • Download FL-141
    • Instructions for FL-141
    • Continuous Duty to Disclose
    • Concluding Remarks
    • Lesson 2: Dividing your Assets & Debts
    • Do you have Separate Property?
    • Dividing Community Property
    • Figuring out the Character of Property
    • Are you able to prove your separate property claims?
    • Property to Divide in Divorce
    • Retirement Plans
    • Debts
    • Do you or your spouse have separate debt?
    • Concluding Remarks
    • Lesson 3: Credits and Reimbursements
  • 5

    Course Four: Child Custody

    • Lesson 1: Child Custody
    • Is there a reason not to have joint legal and physical custody with your spouse?
    • Timeshare Schedules
    • 50-50 Custodial Schedules: Week On And Week Off
    • Does the week on and week off custodial schedule meet your family’s needs?
    • 50-50 Custodial Schedules: The 5-2-2-5 Schedule
    • Does the 5-2-2-5 custodial schedule meet your family’s needs?
    • 50-50 Custodial Schedules: The 2-2-3 Schedule
    • Does the 2-2-3 custodial schedule meet your family’s needs?
    • Modifications To 50-50 Custodial Schedules
    • Holiday Schedule (Court Form)
    • Sample Holiday Table
    • Follow Through And Flexibility
    • Creating a Parenting Plan
    • Example Parenting Plan
    • Download FL-341
    • Instructions for FL-341
    • Download FL-341(c)
    • Instructions for FL-341(c)
    • Download FL-341(d)
    • Instructions for FL-341(d)
    • Download FL-341(e)
    • Instructions for FL-341(e)
    • Concluding Remarks
  • 6

    Course Five: Child Support

    • Lesson 1: Child Support
    • California Child Support Self Service
    • Example DissoMaster
    • Example DissoMaster Bonus Table
    • When Does Child Support Start? Temporary vs. Permanent
    • Download FL-350
    • Instructions for FL-350
    • Download FL-300
    • Instructions for FL-300
    • Download FL-191
    • Exceptions to Guideline Child Support in California: Non-Guideline
    • Download FL-342(a)
    • Instructions for FL-342(a)
    • Mandatory and Discretionary Expenses
    • Download FL-192
    • Download FL-300 INFO
    • Children’s Health Insurance
    • Concluding Remarks
  • 7

    Course Six: Spousal Support

    • Lesson 1: Spousal Support
    • Temporary Spousal Support
    • Download FL-343
    • Instructions for FL-343
    • Permanent Spousal Support
    • Family Code Section 4320
    • Download FL-300
    • Instructions for FL-300
    • Spousal Support Options
    • Is receiving permanent spousal support from your spouse an appropriate option based on your marital circumstances?
    • Is waiving permanent spousal support an appropriate option based on your marital circumstances?
    • Is reserving the court’s jurisdiction to award permanent spousal support in the future an appropriate option based on your marital circumstances?
    • Is a buy-out of permanent spousal spousal support an appropriate option based on your marital circumstances?
    • Enforcement of Support (Needs video)
    • Enforcement of Support
    • Concluding Remarks
  • 8

    Course Seven: Support Calculator

    • Lesson 1: Support Calculator for Guideline Child Support & Temporary Spousal Support
    • User Guide
    • How to Determine the Custodial Time
    • San Francisco County Rules Example
    • Tax Information
    • Income Broadly Defined
    • Tax Deductions
    • Concluding Remarks
    • Earnings Assignment Order
    • Earnings Assignment Order Handout
  • 9

    Course Eight: Obtaining Temporary Orders

    • Lesson 1: Obtaining Temporary Orders
    • Download FL-300 INFO
    • Lesson 2: Agreeing to Temporary Orders (No Court Hearing)
    • Stipulation and Order Caption Download
    • Download FL-350
    • Instructions for FL-350
    • Filing A Temporary Stipulation & Order
    • Lesson 3: Request for Orders (No Agreement, Hearing)
    • Download FL-300
    • Instructions for FL-300
    • Download MC-031
    • Download FL-150
    • Instruction for FL-150
    • Download FL-155
    • Instruction for FL-155
    • Lesson 4: Filing your Request for Order
    • Lesson 5: Serving the Request for Order Packet
    • Download FL-330 (Personal Service)
    • Instructions for FL-330 (Personal Service)
    • Download FL-335 (Mail Service)
    • Instructions for FL-335 (Mail Service)
    • Lesson 6: Responding to Request for Order
    • Download FL-320 Info
    • Download FL-320
    • Instructions for FL-320
    • Lesson 7: Serving your Response
    • Download FL-330 (Personal Service)
    • Download FL-335 (Service by Mail)
    • Lesson 8: Preparing, Serving and Filing a Reply
    • Caption Page
    • Caption
    • Download MC030
    • Prepare for Hearing
  • 10

    Course Nine: Final Agreements

    • Lesson 1: Preparing your Final Agreement
    • Sample MSA Download
    • Division of Property & Child Custody
    • Example Parenting Plan
    • Download FL-341
    • Instructions for FL-341
    • Child Support
    • Instructions for FL-342
    • Download FL-342
    • Instructions for FL-342(a)
    • Download FL-342(a)
    • Download FL-195
    • Download FL-196
    • Download FL-192
    • Spousal Support
    • FL-180 Attachments
    • Download Judgment Checklist (FL-182)
    • Download FL-180
    • Instructions for FL-180
    • Download FL-341
    • Instructions for FL-341
    • Download FL-342
    • Instructions for FL-342
    • Download FL-342(a)
    • Instructions for FL-342(a)
    • Download FL-343
    • Instructions for FL-343
    • Download FL-345
    • Instructions for FL-345
    • Download FL-182
    • Download FL-195
    • Download FL-196
    • Download RI-FL-017
    • Download FL-435
    • Enforceability
    • Modifiability
    • Judgment Packet JC Forms
    • Download 182
    • Uncontested
    • Default With Agreement
    • Default Without Written Agreement
    • Trial
    • Download FL-165
    • Instructions for FL-165
    • Download FL-160
    • Instructions for FL-160
    • Download FL-130(a)
    • Download FL-130
    • Instructions for FL-130
    • Download FL-141
    • Instructions for FL-141
    • Download FL-144
    • Instructions for FL-144
    • Download FL-170
    • Instructions for FL-170
    • Download FL-180
    • Instructions for FL-180
    • Download FL-190
    • Instructions for FL-190
    • Submitting the Judgment Packet
  • 11

    Course Conclusion

    • Congrats! You've made it through the course.

What's Included

  • Learn about the 4 steps to every divorce

  • Complete your Petition or Response filing​

  • Comprehensive Course Guide & Checklist​

  • 12 months of access to 9 online courses​

  • Over 30 form videos​

  • Step-by-step instruction to complete a California divorce​

  • Negotiation tips​

  • How to use support calculator​

  • Instructions to file temporary requests or agreements​

  • Sample Parenting Plan​ and Marital Settlement Agreement

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