Online Divorce

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What is an Online Divorce?

An Online Divorce helps you prepare all necessary documents for no-fault, uncontested divorces. Spouses typically pursue an Online Divorce when they agree on the terms of their divorce and want an easy and affordable process without involving lawyers.

Online Divorce services direct you through a series of questions that you can complete at your own pace. The answers you provide are then used to produce the documents that you need.

You must still file your divorce papers with a court and go through the proper legal process to finalize a divorce. Once approved and finalized by a court, a divorce permanently terminates a marriage.

What is included in an Online Divorce?

Online Divorce services provide a wide range of documents and resources, such as:

  • All government required forms
  • Detailed filing instructions
  • Name change applications
  • Alimony calculator
  • Child support calculator
  • Parenting plan

Do I need a lawyer to get a divorce?

Hiring a lawyer may not be necessary if you and your spouse agree on terms of your divorce. Not involving any lawyers and pursuing an Online Divorce might be the best option, depending on your circumstances.

If you and your spouse disagree on the division of your assets and responsibilities, child custody, or any other major topics, hiring a lawyer may be beneficial.

What is an uncontested divorce?

Uncontested divorce is when spouses agree to the terms of their divorce without legal assistance and work together to divide shared assets and responsibilities.

Couples who choose to go through an uncontested divorce can pursue an Online Divorce and submit the necessary documents to a court for approval. Often, uncontested divorces don’t need to go to trial.

Contested divorce is when a married couple cannot agree to the terms of their divorce without legal assistance. Often, they must go through expensive settlement negotiations and divorce hearings in court. A husband or wife may hire a divorce lawyer or family lawyer for individual legal services. If spouses cannot agree, they can also choose collaborative divorce or divorce mediation.

What is a no-fault divorce?

No-fault divorce is when neither party is to blame for the dissolution of the marriage. Most couples who choose this type of divorce list "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce. No-fault divorces can be pursued online if spouses agree to the terms of their divorce without legal assistance.

Fault divorce is when a husband or wife believes their partner was at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. For example, if one spouse was abusive or unfaithful, they may be considered to blame for the end of the relationship. Typically, fault divorces cannot be completed online.

Should I use Online Divorce services?

If you and your spouse both agree to a divorce and its terms, you may want to pursue an Online Divorce. It is a valuable option for people looking to quickly finalize their divorce and save money.

Online Divorces are becoming more and more common because they can be completed confidentially and conveniently. By using an online service, you can avoid lawyer fees and set yourself up for future financial stability.

Instead of having a court decide, you can use an Online Divorce to set your own terms. You must still submit your forms and other required divorce papers to a court for a final ruling.

Who should prepare the divorce papers?

Spouses can complete an Online Divorce together, or one spouse can prepare the documents and submit it to the other for approval. Ultimately, it does not matter which spouse prepares the divorce papers, as long as both agree to the terms.

How to file for divorce online

With 3StepDivorce, the Online Divorce process is simple.

  1. Check if you qualify to obtain your divorce papers online.
  2. If you qualify, fill out the online questionnaire with the appropriate information.
  3. Once the questionnaire is complete, save, download, and print your forms.
  4. File your papers at your courthouse, and serve the other person a copy of the divorce papers.

Depending on your state, you can sometimes submit your documents by mail or by fax without appearing in court.

Do common law marriages require a divorce?

Common law marriage is a relationship in which couples live together, present themselves as spouses, and combine their finances, property, and assets. In jurisdictions that recognize common law marriage, couples generally need to file for divorce in order to dissolve the relationship.

In some jurisdictions, cohabitating for a certain time period automatically constitutes a common law marriage. Check with your local jurisdiction to determine if common law marriages require divorce proceedings.

Can you file for divorce online?

Online divorce services cannot independently result in a legally recognized divorce. Rather, online divorce services provide you with the required divorce documents that you need to begin the divorce process.

You can prepare all necessary documents for no-fault, uncontested divorces through 3StepDivorce Through 3StepDivorce, you can also pursue a marriage annulment.

After you finish their online questionnaire, you will have access to your completed divorce papers. You can print and download your documents instantly. Before signing, you can make changes and reprint your documents as necessary. When ready, file your papers according to the simple filing instructions provided.

3StepDivorce offers online divorce papers and other resources to all US states.

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Related Documents:

  • Separation Agreement: create agreements regarding the division of property and debts, how child custody and visitation will be handled, and more in the event that you and your partner separate.
  • Prenuptial Agreement: a document used prior to marriage to divide assets, debts, properties, and other finances in case of a separation or death.
  • Child Visitation Letter: a letter used to plan a visit with your child or to inform the child’s other parent that they are not following the visitation agreement.

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