There is a lot that goes into the process of filing for a divorce. Here we go over six basic steps to obtaining a divorce, from start to finish.
First, you will decide if you and your spouse are signing together or if one of you will be completing the forms to start the action. Next you will file the action and pay the appropriate fees.
The spouse must be provided with copies of the summons, petition, confidential petition addendum, and proposed parenting plan.
You can request a temporary hearing before the Family Court Commissioner if you and your spouse cannot agree on the following:
If you request this hearing, you must attend. A Temporary Order will be issued when attending the hearing. This step can be skipped if you and your spouse deem it unnecessary.
Complete these documents before final hearing:
Attend the final hearing and complete post-trial documents.
At Hart Law Office, we understand each situation is different, and the process may vary from case to case. We will put our best effort to make this process go smoothly for you and your spouse. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
Q: What is a divorce?
A: A divorce is the legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when filing the divorce papers with the court. The reasons given when filing are referred to as the grounds for divorce.Read More ›