Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

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This section gives you answers to frequently asked questions. It tells you about divorce in general ways to establish divorce officially and legally.

NOTE: Income Withholding for Support (Form FL-195).  Used to order the paying person's employer to withhold child, spousal and partner support from the paycheck and send it to the other parent. See the instructions for this form in Form FL-196.


There is a list of questions under each category.  To get started, please click on a topic below:

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