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The Complaint for Divorce (also sometimes referred to as a Petition for Divorce) is probably the most important document you will submit during your divorce proceedings. Essentially, it is your formal request to the court that your marriage be terminated. The complaint sets out the facts of the case and the allegations against the other spouse and requests that the court grant the divorce or dissolution.

Our packet includes all the elements you will need to prepare your Complaint including:

?ú A comprehensive information section that highlights all applicable areas of all states divorce including, but not limited to: i) grounds for divorce, ii) property distribution, iii) alimony, iv) residency requirements, and v) child custody and child support.

?ú A Complaint for Divorce form that you can complete and submit to the court.

This packet is specifically designed for use in all states and for parties that have children.
This is the content of the form and is provided for your convenience. It is not necessarily what the actual form looks like and does not include the information, instructions and other materials that come with the form you would purchase. An actual sample can also be viewed by clicking on the "Sample Form" near the top left of this page.












Complaint for Divorce
Parties with Children
(Arkansas)







This Packet Includes:
1.   General Instructions
2.   Information
2. Complaint for Divorce (Parties with Children) Arkansas





General Instructions
Complaint for Divorce
Parties with Children
(Arkansas)

Follow the link below to our free State Law Digest for Divorce Law, which includes information regarding your states divorce laws and procedure.  Use this information to help you complete the Complaint for Divorce form.  



You may also be interested in the following additional forms:

   Appearance, Consent, and Waiver form

   Child Custody Jurisdiction form (if children are involved)

   Proposed Final Judgment or Decree







Information
Complaint for Divorce
Parties with Children
(Arkansas)

The Complaint for Divorce is your formal request to the court that your marriage be terminated.

Fill in the appropriate information on this form and then reprint the document onto clean white paper, making sure to double space every line. Do not make any alterations in the wording of this form unless it is to comply with wording in an actual sample that you have obtained from the court.

Do not type any portions of a clause that are shown in italics unless it is language directly relating to your Complaint for Divorce.  In addition, the only blank lines that should appear on your original should be spaces for the signatures on the final page.  Delete any clauses and italicized text you do not include in your complaint.

NOTE:  This packet includes materials generally applicable to filing a Complaint for Divorce in your state; however, there may be additional requirements imposed by your state or county.  Please consult your county clerk before filing.








DISCLAIMER:

FindLegalForms, Inc. (“FLF”) is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice.  The use of these materials is not a substitute for legal advice. Only an attorney can provide legal advice.  An attorney should be consulted for all serious legal matters.  No Attorney-Client relationship is created by use of these materials.  

THESE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS.  FLF DOES NOT GIVE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR COMPLETENESS FOR ANY OF THE MATERIALS FOR YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS.  THE MATERIALS ARE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK.  IN NO EVENT WILL:  I) FLF, ITS AGENTS, PARTNERS, OR AFFILIATES; OR II) THE PROVIDERS, AUTHORS OR PUBLISHERS OF ITS MATERIALS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATE OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER USED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THESE MATERIALS. 





In the Chancery Court of __________, Arkansas


In re the Marriage of:                )
                     )
[Name of spouse],               )
Plaintiff                  )
                     )   Case #: [Obtain from
   and                  )    clerk upon filing]
                     )
[Name of other spouse],            )      
Defendant                   )
                     )
[Use only if there are children]:         )
And in the interest of:               )
                     )
   [Name of minor children,             )
if any]                     )

COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE


This action is brought by    ________________, Plaintiff, age____   , who resides at ______________________, City of ______________, whose Social Security # is __________, and who is employed as a ___________ at ___________________, located at _________________, City of _____________, State of________________________.

The Defendant in this action is ___________, age ___, who resides at ________________________, City of _____________________, whose Social Security # is __________, and who is employed as a ____________ at    _________________, located at _____________________________, City of _________________, State of ___________________.


The undersigned Plaintiff _____________________    states, under oath, the following:

1.     RESIDENCY. Plaintiff has been a resident of and domiciled in the State of ___________ for the preceding ______________   and the County of ________________for the preceding __________.
[Length of time for residency  60 days or more.].

2.      SERVICE OF PROCESS. The Defendant has agreed to file a Waiver of Service of Process in this cause and, therefore, no service of process is necessary at this time.

3.     JURISDICTION. The court has proper jurisdiction to hear this cause. The Defendant has agreed to file an Appearance in this cause. Neither party has ever been involved in any other domestic relations proceeding involving the other party in this or any other jurisdiction. Neither party is currently an active member of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States.

4.      MARRIAGE. The Plaintiff and Defendant were married on the ___day of________________, 20 ___, in the State of _________________ and lived together as husband and wife until on or about the ___day of ____________, 20 ___   , at which time they separated and ceased to live together and they have lived separate and apart without cohabitation ever since.

5.     CHILDREN. There were ___    children born [or adopted] to the marriage and their names and dates of birth are as follows:

      Childs Name               Childs Date of Birth
   
   ________________________      ________________________
   ________________________      ________________________

and the Plaintiff (or Defendant) is not now pregnant.

6.     GROUNDS.   (In a complete sentence, state the grounds which apply to your situation and which you have chosen from the State Law Digest for Divorce Law, available through the link above.)                                                    

7.     AGREEMENT. This proceeding is uncontested. The Plaintiff and Defendant have both signed a Marital Settlement Agreement, dated the ___day of    _______________, 20__, which is attached and incorporated by reference. By the terms of this Marital Settlement Agreement they have settled all of the issues relating to their marriage, including the division of all of their property, the disposition of all of their bills and obligations, the need for any alimony, maintenance or spousal support, and the custody, visitation, care, and support of their children. A Financial Statement has been prepared by each of the parties listing their respective income, expenses, assets, and liabilities and the individual Financial Statements are attached and incorporated by reference. The Marital Settlement Agreement and Financial Statements were signed under no duress or force and without collusion.

8.     CONSENT. The Defendant has agreed to file a Consent to the incorporation and merger of said Marital Settlement Agreement into a Decree of Divorce in this cause.

9.     WAIVER. The Plaintiff hereby waives any rights to findings of fact and conclusions of law, a record of testimony, motion for a new trial, notice of entry of final judgment or decree, and the right to appeal, but does not waive any rights to the future modification of any judgment or decree in this cause.

The Plaintiff respectfully requests and prays:
1.     That a Divorce be granted by the court dissolving and terminating forever the marriage between the parties.

2.     That all of the terms and conditions of the partys Marital Settlement Agreement, which is attached, be approved and be incorporated, merged into, and made part of a Decree of Divorce, and that the parties be ordered to comply with all terms and conditions of the Marital Settlement Agreement, but that the Marital Settlement Agreement survive.

3.     That the court award the parties any other further relief as may be just and equitable.

Dated this ___ day of _____________________, 20___.


________________________________________
Signature of Plaintiff

State of  ___________________
               SS
County of _________________

On ______________________, 20    , _________________________________________ personally came before me and, being duly sworn, did state that he/she is the person described in the above document and that he/she signed the above document in my presence and verified that the information contained in the foregoing document is true and correct on personal knowledge and acknowledged that the document was signed as a free and voluntary act for the purposes stated.

_______________________
   (signature)
   
   Notary Public, for the County of _______________________
   State of  _______________________
   My Commission expires: _______________________


________________________________________
Signature of Defendant

State of ___________________
                  SS
County of  ___________________

On ______________________, 20    , _________________________________________ personally came before me and, being duly sworn, did state that he/she is the person described in the above document and that he/she signed the above document in my presence and verified that the information contained in the foregoing document is true and correct on personal knowledge and acknowledged that the document was signed as a free and voluntary act for the purposes stated.

   _______________________
   (signature)

   Notary Public, for the County of _______________________
   State of _______________________
   My Commission expires: _______________________
Number of Pages0
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#29476
This is the content of the form and is provided for your convenience. It is not necessarily what the actual form looks like and does not include the information, instructions and other materials that come with the form you would purchase. An actual sample can also be viewed by clicking on the "Sample Form" near the top left of this page.












Complaint for Divorce
Parties with Children
(Arkansas)







This Packet Includes:
1.   General Instructions
2.   Information
2. Complaint for Divorce (Parties with Children) Arkansas





General Instructions
Complaint for Divorce
Parties with Children
(Arkansas)

Follow the link below to our free State Law Digest for Divorce Law, which includes information regarding your states divorce laws and procedure.  Use this information to help you complete the Complaint for Divorce form.  



You may also be interested in the following additional forms:

   Appearance, Consent, and Waiver form

   Child Custody Jurisdiction form (if children are involved)

   Proposed Final Judgment or Decree







Information
Complaint for Divorce
Parties with Children
(Arkansas)

The Complaint for Divorce is your formal request to the court that your marriage be terminated.

Fill in the appropriate information on this form and then reprint the document onto clean white paper, making sure to double space every line. Do not make any alterations in the wording of this form unless it is to comply with wording in an actual sample that you have obtained from the court.

Do not type any portions of a clause that are shown in italics unless it is language directly relating to your Complaint for Divorce.  In addition, the only blank lines that should appear on your original should be spaces for the signatures on the final page.  Delete any clauses and italicized text you do not include in your complaint.

NOTE:  This packet includes materials generally applicable to filing a Complaint for Divorce in your state; however, there may be additional requirements imposed by your state or county.  Please consult your county clerk before filing.








DISCLAIMER:

FindLegalForms, Inc. (“FLF”) is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice.  The use of these materials is not a substitute for legal advice. Only an attorney can provide legal advice.  An attorney should be consulted for all serious legal matters.  No Attorney-Client relationship is created by use of these materials.  

THESE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS.  FLF DOES NOT GIVE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR COMPLETENESS FOR ANY OF THE MATERIALS FOR YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS.  THE MATERIALS ARE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK.  IN NO EVENT WILL:  I) FLF, ITS AGENTS, PARTNERS, OR AFFILIATES; OR II) THE PROVIDERS, AUTHORS OR PUBLISHERS OF ITS MATERIALS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATE OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER USED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THESE MATERIALS. 





In the Chancery Court of __________, Arkansas


In re the Marriage of:                )
                     )
[Name of spouse],               )
Plaintiff                  )
                     )   Case #: [Obtain from
   and                  )    clerk upon filing]
                     )
[Name of other spouse],            )      
Defendant                   )
                     )
[Use only if there are children]:         )
And in the interest of:               )
                     )
   [Name of minor children,             )
if any]                     )

COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE


This action is brought by    ________________, Plaintiff, age____   , who resides at ______________________, City of ______________, whose Social Security # is __________, and who is employed as a ___________ at ___________________, located at _________________, City of _____________, State of________________________.

The Defendant in this action is ___________, age ___, who resides at ________________________, City of _____________________, whose Social Security # is __________, and who is employed as a ____________ at    _________________, located at _____________________________, City of _________________, State of ___________________.


The undersigned Plaintiff _____________________    states, under oath, the following:

1.     RESIDENCY. Plaintiff has been a resident of and domiciled in the State of ___________ for the preceding ______________   and the County of ________________for the preceding __________.
[Length of time for residency  60 days or more.].

2.      SERVICE OF PROCESS. The Defendant has agreed to file a Waiver of Service of Process in this cause and, therefore, no service of process is necessary at this time.

3.     JURISDICTION. The court has proper jurisdiction to hear this cause. The Defendant has agreed to file an Appearance in this cause. Neither party has ever been involved in any other domestic relations proceeding involving the other party in this or any other jurisdiction. Neither party is currently an active member of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States.

4.      MARRIAGE. The Plaintiff and Defendant were married on the ___day of________________, 20 ___, in the State of _________________ and lived together as husband and wife until on or about the ___day of ____________, 20 ___   , at which time they separated and ceased to live together and they have lived separate and apart without cohabitation ever since.

5.     CHILDREN. There were ___    children born [or adopted] to the marriage and their names and dates of birth are as follows:

      Childs Name               Childs Date of Birth
   
   ________________________      ________________________
   ________________________      ________________________

and the Plaintiff (or Defendant) is not now pregnant.

6.     GROUNDS.   (In a complete sentence, state the grounds which apply to your situation and which you have chosen from the State Law Digest for Divorce Law, available through the link above.)                                                    

7.     AGREEMENT. This proceeding is uncontested. The Plaintiff and Defendant have both signed a Marital Settlement Agreement, dated the ___day of    _______________, 20__, which is attached and incorporated by reference. By the terms of this Marital Settlement Agreement they have settled all of the issues relating to their marriage, including the division of all of their property, the disposition of all of their bills and obligations, the need for any alimony, maintenance or spousal support, and the custody, visitation, care, and support of their children. A Financial Statement has been prepared by each of the parties listing their respective income, expenses, assets, and liabilities and the individual Financial Statements are attached and incorporated by reference. The Marital Settlement Agreement and Financial Statements were signed under no duress or force and without collusion.

8.     CONSENT. The Defendant has agreed to file a Consent to the incorporation and merger of said Marital Settlement Agreement into a Decree of Divorce in this cause.

9.     WAIVER. The Plaintiff hereby waives any rights to findings of fact and conclusions of law, a record of testimony, motion for a new trial, notice of entry of final judgment or decree, and the right to appeal, but does not waive any rights to the future modification of any judgment or decree in this cause.

The Plaintiff respectfully requests and prays:
1.     That a Divorce be granted by the court dissolving and terminating forever the marriage between the parties.

2.     That all of the terms and conditions of the partys Marital Settlement Agreement, which is attached, be approved and be incorporated, merged into, and made part of a Decree of Divorce, and that the parties be ordered to comply with all terms and conditions of the Marital Settlement Agreement, but that the Marital Settlement Agreement survive.

3.     That the court award the parties any other further relief as may be just and equitable.

Dated this ___ day of _____________________, 20___.


________________________________________
Signature of Plaintiff

State of  ___________________
               SS
County of _________________

On ______________________, 20    , _________________________________________ personally came before me and, being duly sworn, did state that he/she is the person described in the above document and that he/she signed the above document in my presence and verified that the information contained in the foregoing document is true and correct on personal knowledge and acknowledged that the document was signed as a free and voluntary act for the purposes stated.

_______________________
   (signature)
   
   Notary Public, for the County of _______________________
   State of  _______________________
   My Commission expires: _______________________


________________________________________
Signature of Defendant

State of ___________________
                  SS
County of  ___________________

On ______________________, 20    , _________________________________________ personally came before me and, being duly sworn, did state that he/she is the person described in the above document and that he/she signed the above document in my presence and verified that the information contained in the foregoing document is true and correct on personal knowledge and acknowledged that the document was signed as a free and voluntary act for the purposes stated.

   _______________________
   (signature)

   Notary Public, for the County of _______________________
   State of _______________________
   My Commission expires: _______________________
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