Personal Services: Divorce
Divorce Filing Is Never Easy, But Having The Right Divorce Filing Forms Can Make It Less Difficult
Making the decision to end a marriage is never easy. You’ve invested a portion of your life in a relationship that just doesn’t work anymore. Once you’ve made up your mind that a divorce filing is the best answer for you and your spouse, you’ll need to file the appropriate paperwork in order to get the process started. Because there are many different kinds of divorce filing (no fault, uncontested, divorce with children, without children, etc.) there are a variety of divorce filing forms that can be used depending on the circumstances. Some of the most common forms include:
Petition or Complaint for Divorce
This is the initial form that has to be filled out and filed with the court in order to start the process in your state. After it’s been filed by the court, you will need to have it served on your spouse in some manner so that he or she is aware that you are seeking to end the marriage.
This is a simple form that must be signed by your spouse acknowledging that they received the Petition or Complaint.
Divorce Settlement Agreement
If your divorce filing will be uncontested by your spouse or you both will agree to a no fault divorce, you can prepare a Settlement Agreement that outlines who gets what marital property, including your house, any real estate properties, vehicles and personal possessions.
The final decree will be signed by a judge who has determined that the dissolution of the marriage can proceed. Once this form has been filed with the court, your marriage has ended.
More Complex Divorce Filing Forms Include:
- Response or Answer to Divorce Complaint
- Petition for Full or Partial Custody
- Child Support Agreement or Order
- Visitation Agreement or Order
- Child Custody Agreement or Order
- Spousal Support Agreement or Order
Should You Use Online Divorce Forms?
You can download online divorce forms if you choose to file for divorce on your own, but many of these forms are complex and confusing and they vary from state to state. At We The People USA, we can guide you through the complexities of divorce filing forms, ensuring that the process proceeds smoothly.
When you’re ready to move on with your life, We The People USA is here to help. Contact your local office to schedule a no obligation appointment today.
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