A do-it-yourself uncontested divorce is defined as a divorce where both spouses agree that the marriage is over and irreversibly damaged. Each spouse should be in agreement on all matters of the divorce including child custody, visitation and support. Spousal support, division of property, assets and debt, etc. If you need help filling out your divorce papers or have questions about divorce in your state, it is best you speak to an attorney about your divorce.
Yes, if you and your spouse can agree on key issues of: Property, Custody and Support.
Ideally, you and your spouse come to an agreement. If not, you can work with a mediator, a lawyer, or let a judge decide. If you have more questions about child custody issues you should speak to a divorce attorney.
Most states require a 90-day waiting period. Unresolved issues around child support and custody delay the process.
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The person who is deciding to file for divorce must complete, sign and file a Petition For Divorce and all other required divorce forms with your state family court system. Your spouse must sign an Acceptance Of Service Form to acknowledge that he or she knows that you have filed for divorce. Your spouse may use a Waiver Of Service Form if he or she wants to waive their right to be served with divorce papers. You and your spouse must create and submit a Divorce Settlement Agreement Form for the court to review and approve. This document outlines the details of child custody, visitation and support, property and debt division, spousal support, etc. Once you and your spouse have finished all of your divorce papers, you must have your forms signed by a notary public (notarized). You and your spouse need to sign all of the divorce forms together using the notary public as an official witness to the signing of your documents. Once you and your spouse have completed, signed and notarized your divorce papers, you must file them with the family court in the state where you reside. You can get divorced in a state other than the state you were married in as long as you meet the residency requirements for the state where you are going to file your divorce. You will be required to pay a filing fee when you file your divorce papers with the court. The fee to file for divorce varies from state to state. Check with your local family court to get the exact cost to file for divorce in your state.
After you have signed, notarized and submitted all of your completed divorce papers to the court for review and approval, you will be issued your final decree of divorce by the court. Your divorce case will be closed and you will no longer be married.
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