There is no doubt that divorce is a stressful and uncertain time for individuals. For some, it can be made even more stressful by dealing with the administrative burdens that accompany Divorce Papers.
How Will You Approach Divorce Papers
Depending on the relationship between the parties seeking a divorce, they may approach the process in different ways. Some individuals may decide to approach Divorce Papers collaboratively, agreeing on division of assets and any parenting plan without the intervention of a judge – and often without attorneys. Other relationships may be more contentious and may require appearing before a judge to help resolve disputes.
Different states also have different requirements for Divorce Papers, such as required periods of separation. Be sure to understand your state’s requirement as you begin the process.
There are a number of documents you may need to contemplate and complete to secure a divorce:
- Dissolution of Marriage Form: This document will be filed with the court to formally request the Divorce. Some states may require that a reason for dissolution be included. The spouse who does not file the form will be served.
- Proof of Financials: A variety of financial paperwork, including tax returns, bank statements, retirement account statements, mortgage statements, and bills.
- Parenting Plan: If there are children from the marriage, a parenting plan will be created. This plan will detail all the pertinent details related to raising the children, including how financial responsibilities will be shared, when they will spend time with each parent, and any other provision that is important to the parents, for example involvement in extracurricular activities, schooling, medical care, and religion.
- Settlement Agreement: This will be the official document provided from the court detailing the final arrangements, especially as it pertains to finances and custody. This document will be legally binding and must be followed.
If you are overwhelmed contemplating the complexities involved with Divorce Papers, contact us for help.