(California Code - Sections: 297, 298, 2320, 2339) The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage must declare the appropriate California grounds upon which the dissolution of marriage is being sought.
A few other documents that are typically filed during the process are: Appearance, Stipulations, and Waivers, Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure, Declaration Re Service of Declaration of Disclosure and Income and Expense Statement, Marital Settlement Agreement, and Declaration for Default or Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage. The clerk or the clerk's assistants will be the people managing your paperwork with the court.
However, nothing in this section is intended to limit the court's discretion to order support for a greater or lesser length of time, based on any of the other factors listed in this section, Section 4336, and the circumstances of the parties.
(m) The criminal conviction of an abusive spouse shall be considered in making a reduction or elimination of a spousal support award.
As an additional award or offset against existing property, the court may award, from a party's share, the amount the court determines to have been deliberately misappropriated by the party to the exclusion of the interest of the other party in the community estate.
Debts incurred by either spouse after the date of separation but before entry of a judgment of dissolution of marriage or legal separation of the parties shall be confirmed as follows: (a) Debts incurred by either spouse for the common necessaries of life of either spouse or the necessaries of life of the children of the marriage for whom support may be ordered, in the absence of a court order or written agreement for support or for the payment of these debts, shall be confirmed to either spouse according to the parties' respective needs and abilities to pay at the time the debt was incurred.