Uncontested Divorce Online
If you and your spouse agree on the terms of the divorce, you may be able to obtain an uncontested divorce online, which in the end will save you money by not hiring an expensive divorce lawyer. The first discussion should be of the property you’ve accumulated during your marriage. If you can agree to certain items being disbursed between the two of you, it’ll be an easier process for the divorce papers.
The second is custody issues if you have children. This can be a touchy subject, so it’s best to keep a level head when agreeing on custody of the minor children. The vast majority of parents end up agreeing on joint custody, with one parent being the custodial parent. A custodial parent is the one that ultimately makes the decisions for the children and the non-custodial parent pays child support. If you can agree that child support shouldn’t be paid to either one of the parents and they share time with the children 50/50, the better off the children will be.
At this time, you can also agree if there is a need for spousal support. If one of the spouses hasn’t worked outside of the home, spousal support may be needed. This is also a touchy subject and if an agreement cannot be made, a lawyer may be in the best interest of both parties.
Once everything has been agreed upon, you now need to file the paperwork in the state and county of the the state you live in. Most states require a 6 month residency in order to file divorce paperwork. Once everything is filled out, call the county clerk’s office to see how to officially file for divorce. Each state is different. The only fees you should have to pay at this point are the use of the forms online and the filing fee with the court. This step has saved you possibly thousands of dollars. If you don’t feel you can come to a mutual agreement, contact Best Divorce Lawyer Utah to hire a lawyer.
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