Many people who go through the stormy seas of a divorce are also having financial problems. This always leads to people considering how to reduce the cost of having a divorce. People have started to seek a “do-it-yourself” divorce method. While it is possible to do it yourself, most would highly advise against it. It is usually a good idea to have a divorce attorney to ensure you are doing everything complete and accurately. However, it is understandable that when money is tight this is not an option. There is a do-it-yourself solution called Quick Divorce that you may want to consider. Let’s take a look at what the Quick Divorce option is and how to qualify to do it yourself.

The Quick Divorce is a method of getting divorced without an attorney or seeing a courtroom at all. It is a true do-it-yourself divorce. To begin, you contact your court clerk about how to obtain all of the paperwork, deadlines, restrictions, etc. that you need to know for Quick Divorce. A quicker option is to file online, but this often costs more and is what you are probably trying to avoid. Review the documents with your spouse and determine if this option is right for you. There are some very specific terms associated with Quick Divorce. First of all, both parties must agree to every one of the terms of the divorce. Second, this is not practical if you have minor children. Third, the less shared assets you have together the easier this process becomes.

Meet with your spouse and review all of the information from the clerk or Internet site. Be sure to complete all of the paper work as accurately as you can to avoid future complications. Again, although this can be used as a do-it-yourself divorce, you should seriously consider having a divorce lawyer look it all over to make sure you are not going to be paying a lot more in the long run because of something you completed incorrectly. A cheaper alternative would be to use an online filing service. They will provide you with all of the necessary paper work, give you clear directions on how to fill it out and look it over before filing it for you. This is a very cost effective do it yourself alternative. Once you and your spouse have completed filing the paperwork (or have someone do it for you), the State will inform you when it is complete.

For many people, a do-it-yourself divorce is all they can afford. Keep in mind that if you can afford to, you should hire a divorce attorney to ensure everything goes smoothly. If this is not an option, you might want to call on the support of an online filing service. Either way, the goal is to get the paper work done as accurately as possible, so if you are forced to do it yourself, be careful and follow the instructions provided.


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