Divorce Forms

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Divorce forms, you ask? If you're reading this, you might already be contemplating or involved in a divorce. If you're lucky, it's a no-fault divorce. Regardless, know that the process involves a great deal of paperwork (at least 20 or 30 divorce forms, if not more).

You may live in one of the seven states that do not offer no-fault divorce. You may, for other reasons, be opting for a fault divorce. In these two situations, you probably have an attorney who will be identifying, laying hand on, and filing all these required divorce forms with the court. If you're in a no-fault divorce, however, you might be thinking about taking care of the paperwork yourself.

Why Have Someone Else Handle Your Divorce Forms?

Completing any form properly is tedious. Think about April 15. Do you prepare your taxes yourself, or farm them out to your accountant or H&R Block? Odds are, you farm them out. Your divorce is little different conceptually. If you think about the details, however, you'll probably want someone else to handle the divorce paperwork as well as your taxes. It's not a landslide of paperwork that you simply might not have the time or energy to deal with. You can find online resources that offer forms for free. Good services will even fill them out for you, based on information you report, and email the final copies back to you. You print them out, sign them, and that's all there is to it.

You can go to an attorney to prepare your divorce paperwork for you. That's a viable and sound option. It's also costly. You can also go to a service who prepares divorce forms as a matter of course. Such a service--to think about it seriously--should have plenty of experience, give you personal attention and prompt processing. Such a service, in preparing your divorce forms for you, might well save you not only numerous headaches, but significant time and money. It's worth considering.

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