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.
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1. a divorce in which both parties agree on the grounds for divorce and there are no disagreements as to any issues, including finances, assets, child custody & child support.
1. legally dissolve one’s marriage with (someone) without issue or by default.
A divorce is only uncontested if there are no outstanding issues. None.
In order to be an uncontested divorce the parties must agree about:
Grounds: The parties must agree on the reason for the divorce (irretrievable breakdown, abandonment, etc).
Property: The parties must agree on how marital property (including bank accounts, real estate & businesses) will be split. The must be in agreement as to how retirement assets and other such property should be dealt with.
Maintenance/Alimony: The parties must agree whether there will be maintenance or alimony and if so, the amounts and length of time such is to be paid.
Child Support: If there are children, the amount to be paid in child support must not in dispute.
Child Custody: There should be an agreement as to whether there is joint custody and/or a certain party is the custodial parent. A visitation and parenting plan should be created and agreed upon.
Click above to find out the difference between contested divorce and uncontested divorce. Divorce is also sometimes referred to as marriage dissolution or dissolution of marriage. Sometimes, if you are really lucky, it is referred to as a “good idea.”