Your Divorce Laws

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Residency Requirement
According to the Divorce Laws and Divorce Guidelines, to get divorced in , the spouse filing the case must have been a resident of the state for at least 6 months (including 3 months for the county) before filing

Place of Divorce (Venue)
The case may be filed in:
County where either spouse resides.

Simplified or Special Divorce Procedures
The court may enter a summary dissolution decree without holding a court hearing in all cases in which the following conditions have been met:
(1) 60 days have elapsed since the filing of a petition for dissolution;
(2) the petition was verified and signed by both spouses;
(3) the petition contained a written waiver of a final hearing;
(4) the petition contained either: (a) a statement that there are no contested issues or (b) that the spouses have made a written agreement in settlement of any contested issues. If there are some remaining contested issues, the court may hold a final hearing on those remaining contested issues. In addition, marital settlement agreements are specifically authorized in .

Grounds for Divorce
Grounds for a No-Fault divorce:
(1) Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

Grounds for a Fault based divorce:
(1) Impotence at the time of marriage
(2) conviction of a felony
(3) 2 years of incurable mental illness

 

NOTE: Regardless of the reason of the breakdown of the marriage or the reason for filing for divorce in , the Divorce Do It Yourself Service will do divorces on an "Agreed" basis or a “Default” basis.

  • An Agreed Divorce , defined by divorce guidelines and divorce laws, is a scenario where the spouses agree on the terms of the divorce such as property distribution, child support, or child custody. Most of our clients (75%) prefer the Agreed Divorce method and both spouses sign the divorce papers and are agreed to the terms of divorce.

  • A Default Divorce , according to the divorce guidelines and divorce laws, is a divorce where the other spouse doesn’t sign the Divorce forms or divorce papers, he/she doesn’t do anything at all with the divorce. They simply default on the case and the spouse who files for divorce gets whatever was asked for in the original paperwork.

 

Divorce Resources
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Process to file for Divorce in
There are only three basic procedural steps to a divorce:

  • File Divorce Papers for ( Divorce Forms)
  • Notify Spouse of your filing for divorce in
  • Attend your divorce hearing

 

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Your Child Custody Laws
Definitions: (source: divorce process in and divorce laws)

  • Visitation is the proposed plan the spouses have on WHERE the children will live and WHEN the children will see each parent
  • Legal Custody is the ability to make decisions in the life of the children. Such as, where the children will attend school and which church they will go to.
  • Physical Custody Is the choice of the location of where the children will live and which spouse they live with.

Child Custody in a shared arrangement, in one form or another, is the preferred method of our divorce customers. If a sole custody arrangement is to be considered, then there is usually a reason agreed upon by both parties that one parent is to have the children. Usually the financial status of a parent is not to be considered for allocating any parental rights and responsibilities. Shared Custody or Sole Child Custody may be awarded according to the best interests of the child.

Child Support Laws
If the parents are unable to agree to an amount of child support, there are guidelines that determine the amount of support based on the Child Support Guidelines. The guideline amount is presumed to arrive at an amount of support that is in the child's best interest. But, most divorcing spouses agree to a figure on their own, that will work just fine. Also, in most situations, -0- Child Support is OK if both spouses are working and can manage. This is also true for a Legal Separation in .

Child Support Calculator
You can calculate your child support in right here.

Local Court Filing Fees
Your Local Court filing fees are not included in the price of our service. To file your divorce in , the court fees must usually be paid when you file the divorce papers at your local county courthouse. It is best to call your local county court and ask what the fees are in your County to file for divorce. Regardless of whether you are going through a divorce service, using a divorce kit, using a divorce attorney (or divorce lawyer), or doing a nearly free divorce in , you will always be paying the local court fees.

Divorce Laws for Property Distribution
In an Uncontested "Agreed Divorce" or "Default Divorce" the property is divided so that both parties agree to the division. The main concern here is to agree to the property division so that it doesn’t create a fight that one party will want to go to a divorce lawyer or divorce attorney to make the case into a Contested Divorce. Then you will have to incur the fees of a lawyer too.

  • Debts Most divorcing spouses set out who will pay what debts as part of their marital settlement agreement during the divorce process, and close all of their joint accounts.
  • Alimony Laws ( Spousal Support Laws) In an Uncontested Divorce, Alimony may be awarded to either spouse for their support and maintenance after the divorce. Both parties must agree to it. Since most spouses are working, alimony (if awarded at all), is usually for a shorter period of time, and smaller amount than in the past. In the divorce laws for alimony, it is possible for alimony to be paid in a lump sum payment of money or a payment plan. Alimony is not required for a person to get divorced in .

Missing Spouse in
If your spouse is missing and you cannot locate him/her, after diligent effort, you may still get a divorce in . It may involve small expense of running a newspaper ad or something similar. We will help you through the process with our FREE Missing Spouse Package.

Wife’s Last Name Change
If she chooses, the wife may receive her Maiden Name back during the divorce. Our Divorce Service includes this name change in our service for FREE.

 

Divorce Laws and Guidelines