In the State of Delaware, form 442 is used or filled to file for a petition of divorce or annulment of marriage. This form is limited to the boundaries of the state.
The form is divided into 3 sections beginning with the details of the details of the petitioner and the respondent including their full and legal name (first, middle, last) followed by their addresses with the city, state & zip code, social security number, attorney name & if they require an interpreter respectively.
In the first section, general information pertaining to the petition needs to be provided such as; choose if you have or have not lived in Delaware for 6 consecutive months before filing the petition or if you have been stationed in Delaware as a member of the military for at least 6 months before you filed this petition or neither my spouse nor I currently reside in Delaware but we entered into a civil union in Delaware followed by your date of birth, your occupation; and choose if your spouse have or you have not lived in Delaware for 6 consecutive months before filing the petition or if your spouse have been stationed in Delaware as a member of the military for at least 6 months before you filed this petition or neither your spouse nor you currently reside in Delaware (choose this option if earlier chosen as well); DOB of your spouse; occupation of your spouse; choose the location of your spouse where they shall receive the mail; their citizenship; date of marriage; place of marriage; choose one of the options which checks pregnancy and children and if there are any then specify their details and confirm prior matrimonial proceedings.
In the next section, choose the reason for divorce or choose the reason for annulment in the section after that. In the fourth section, choose exactly what all things would you want the family court to do followed by the petitioners or their attorney’s signature.
Lastly, confirm what type of divorce proceeding is requested followed by signing the verification given below that. This document also has to be notarized by the Clerk of the Court or Notary Public.