Step-by-Step Instructions for Filling Out Form 12 (Defendant’s Waiver of Notice)
• Prepare the caption as in Form 6 (page 27).
• Type or print your spouse’s full name followed by “Defendant” under the signature line
(see (a) in Sample Form 12).
• Send the form to your spouse with a letter asking him/her to sign his/her name as it
appears below the line, date the form on the day it is signed, and return it to you for
filing. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Or you can take it to your spouse in
person and have him/her sign it. Use whichever method is most likely to result in getting
the Affidavit signed.