Can I Get a Divorce Online?

This is not a simple question to answer. The truth is, you can file paperwork for a divorce online for some states and some states will even allow you to finalize a divorce online, but this is rare. You will need to ask an attorney or do some research to find out what your state will allow you to do.

If filing your paperwork is what you consider a divorce online, there are many sites that will do this for you. Be sure to check any site you consider for its reputation. Unfortunately, there are too many people who will take advantage of others in bad situations so you will want to choose your site wisely. The safest way to file your paperwork is just to do it yourself and drop it off at your county clerk’s office. If you really want to do everything for your divorce online, we advise you to use caution.

Before you hire a site to do your divorce online, be sure of what you are paying for. Some sites will only show you what paperwork you need. Others will fill it out, but then you have to print the papers and send to your county clerk. Still others will file the paperwork for you. Decide which option you want before you pay for anything. Be wary of any site that offers “free” anything. While there may be something free, other items may cost much more.

Remember that even if your state allows paperwork to be filed for a divorce online, you and your spouse must agree on everything before you begin. Only uncontested divorces can be completed online and anything that is not correct will not be accepted by the court. If this happens, you will have to start again with your divorce.

If you and your spouse can agree on all of the decisions, such as child visitation, division of property and financial matters, you can file for an uncontested divorce on your own without using the internet. It may be legal in some states to obtain a divorce online, but many still worry about the legality of it and how easy it could be for one spouse to take advantage of the other. Sometimes, it is better to spend a little money and time and make sure things are done correctly. Uncontested divorces are often much less expensive and are quicker so why not just file your paperwork and be sure your divorce is legal and complete?

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