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How To File For Divorce

By Edited Nov 28, 2016 0 0

If you are having marital problems and have tried to repair your relationship only to fail, it may be time to file for divorce.  Dissolution of marriage is a difficult time for both parties.  While it is never easy, some marriages experience damage that cannot be repaired.  Researching how to file for divorce can make a difficult situation a little easier to handle. The following includes general tips along with divorce advice for men that could make an emotional situation less complex and easier to cope with.

Choosing the Right Divorce Lawyer to Show You How to File for Divorce

Even if the divorce is mutual you should interview divorce lawyers and retain legal representation. Walking into divorce proceedings without representation could be one of the worst mistakes you could make.  When there are children and assets involved, even an uncontested divorce can become very complex.  Just like with any legal process, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney.  

How to File for Divorce
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Choose the Grounds for Filing and Who Will File

When you are researching how to file for divorce you will need to decide whether you are filing a no-fault divorce or whether you will be placing blame on the other party.  Most divorces claim irreconcilable differences for grounds of no-fault unless there is a prenuptial agreement involved.  If the divorce is mutual between parties, it may not matter who files the initial petition.  If one party wants to proceed with the divorce and the other does not, the initiating party will need to take steps to proceed towards a divorce settlement.

Filing the Necessary Paperwork

If you have hired an attorney you will not need to worry about filing your own divorce papers.  If there are children involved, you will also need to file temporary custody and support forms for the protection of your little ones.  Once the papers have been drawn, you will need to serve both your spouse and your spouse's attorney with the paperwork to make proceeding official. 

The key to making your dissolution of marriage as easy as possible is protecting yourself and the interest of your children.  Even divorces that do not involve assets and children can become stressful and complex.  While not all divorces are as emotionally dramatic as they are portrayed in movies, some are.  Hire an experienced attorney to guide you through the process and to have someone on your side throughout the proceedings.  With professional legal assistance, you will have the peace of mind you need. 

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