Thanks again. One question though. I noticed that in many responses to my question that you have referred to the "uncontested divorce packet". However the court has told me that the uncontested packet (hereafter referred to as the UDP) cannot be used for a contested divorce. So my question is this: When a lawyer or Pro Se is in a contested divorce does she/he draw up the papers from scratch (blank paper with said person following a format only a lawyer would know) or some of the UDP which is applicable,i.e. the Judgement of Divorce, Findings of Fact, Notice of Settlement or Verified Statement. I know this is a sidebar but this very dichotomy is keeping me from finishing up my divorce as the case has been settled, contingent on filing said papers. Every time i visit the clerk's office they tell me I have to make it up. Make it up! How could one be Pro Se without a lawyer if one doesnt have a format to follow which is pretty simple in the UDP.