Uncontested Divorce

 

di·vorce forms
pronunciation:
/do it yourself/
noun
1. forms you use to file for a divorce.
Where do you get divorce forms?
Many state courts provide divorce forms for free on their websites or at the courthouse! Often, the forms you buy from third parties are the exact same forms or similar to those that are provided for free!

 

When should I use divorce forms?

If you have a lawyer, you should always consult him or her for legal advice. Often, people who have an uncontested divorce use divorce forms to file for a divorce. Many document preparation services are simply filling the forms out for you. In fact, only attorneys can give you legal advice about your divorce. If you have a contested divorce, you may want to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

find divorce forms online

Click any of the links to learn more! We will be updating this page in the future. Stay tuned!

Pennsylvania Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts Divorce Form site 

Click here to get York County Divorce Forms 



Learn more about divorce law:

What is a divorce?

What is an uncontested divorce? 

What is a contested divorce?

What is an annulment? 

What are the reasons you can get divorced?

 

an·nul·ment
pronunciation:
/it never happened/
noun
1.  the act of annulling.
2. the formal invalidation of a marriage. Ruling declaring a marriage & void.
it never happened? Kinda.
1. it is like it gets erased. seriously. At least, the sacrament of marriage does.

 

What is an annulment?

An annulment is a ruling that a marriage did not occur.  If a marriage is annulled, it is as if it never even happened! It is deemed null from the beginning. Annulments are often obtained from a religious entity, such as the Catholic Church.

what are the grounds for annulment?

  • Prior undisclosed marriage.
  • Spouse living at the time of the marriage. (also known as Bigamy)
  • A party to the marriage was underage at the time of marriage and did not have parental consent.
  • A party to the marriage was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The marriage was obtained by means of fraud.
  • The marriage was obtained based upon the placement of one party under duress.
  • A spouse is incurably unable to have sexual intercourse.
  • One party’s mental capacity rendered him or her unable to understand the nature, effect or consequences of the marriage.

This list is not fully exhaustive.  Often, the grounds for an annulment are set forth in the law and statutes of a particular state, country, jurisdiction or religion. Click here to learn about Annulment in New York.

annulment news:

Pope Frances has radically revised the process by which Catholics can get their marriages annulled! Annulments for Catholics will now be cheaper, quicker, and easier to obtain!

Click here for more on this story from CNN! 

Click here for the text of the Pope’s motu proprio issuances on annulment

Click here for annulment statistics and annulment ratios

Click here for 9 things to know about the reformed Annulment Process


religious annulment

Rules & Cannons governing annulment in the Catholic Church:

Code of Cannon Law from the Vatican

western catholic church

Code of Cannons of Oriental Churches

eastern catholic churches

The difference between annulment and divorce is simple. In a divorce, the marriage ends. In an annulment, the marriage is voided and ceases to exist!

Many States don’t provide Do It Yourself annulment Forms.  You should consult a divorce lawyer if you are interested in getting an annulment.


Sample State annulment Laws:

Annulment in Texas

Each year, approximately 27,000 Catholics get an annulment in the United States

Source: 2012 Figures from the Center for Applied Research at Georgetown University

How long does an annulment take?

Pope Francis has put into place measures aimed towards making the process of getting an annulment take less than 45 days! It can take 12 to 18 months to get an annulment.

Click here for more on this story from CNN! 

Click here for the text of the Pope’s motu proprio issuances on annulment

Click here for information on the annulment process from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

How much does an annulment cost?

An annulment can cost between $200 and $1000 plus legal and other fees.

Click here for information on the annulment process from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

State annulment resources:

How to get an annulment in California

How to get an annulment in Massachusetts 

How to get an annulment in New York

How to get an annulment in Texas – from TexasLawHelp.org