Original filename: PDF.pdf
This PDF 1.7 document has been generated by Microsoft® Word 2016, and has been sent on pdf-archive.com on 21/03/2018 at 07:47, from IP address 103.217.x.x.
The current document download page has been viewed 452 times.
File size: 85 KB (1 page).
Privacy: public file
Download original PDF file
Information about some legal requirements for divorce
You’ve decided you’re ready to get divorced, but what do you need to do next? You need to learn how
the process works. While divorce is generally an adversarial action, pitting spouse against spouse, the
following articles and legal resources are tailored toward helping individuals navigate the process as
smoothly as possible. This section covers no fault divorces, where to file for divorce, serving and
answering a divorce petition, the discovery and general family court process, divorce records and
related privacy issues, child support and custody, divorce mediation, and more. You’ve come to the right
place where NB Law Firm provides an overview of the divorce process.
Legal Requirements to Divorce
You first need to consider where to file for divorce. Typically, this is the county and state where one or
both of you live. First, determine if you meet the state’s residency requirements. If you or your spouse is
in the military, you may file where currently stationed. However, there are rules to protect active duty
service members from civil lawsuits.
Completing and Filing Divorce Petitions
To complete the divorce petition, first consider whether you want a “no fault” or “fault” divorce. Fault
divorces are for things such as abuse or adultery, if you don’t have any kids or many assets, you could
get a “summary” divorce.
Serving Divorce Papers
Once you’ve filed your divorce papers at court, you have to “serve” them on your spouse. Generally, this
means another adult must physically give the papers to your spouse. You can use professional servers or
save money by having a friend serve the papers for you. If domestic violence is involved, the police in
some counties will serve the papers, without charging the usual fee. You can also take services of NB
Law firm to fight your divorce.