Divorce

Get help navigating a divorce from beginning to end with advice on how to file, a guide to the forms you might need, and more.

The Divorce Process

The Divorce Process A divorce starts with a divorce petition. The petition is written by one spouse (the petitioner) and served on the other spouse…

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How Long Does a Divorce Take?

Estimating the time it takes to get a divorce includes factors such as where you live, if your state has a “cooling off" period or required period of…

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Divorce Decree vs. Divorce Certificate — What's the Difference?

After a divorce it's helpful to understand what the documents are, and where you should go to get them.

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Changing Your Name After Divorce

More than happy to give your ex-spouse's last name back to him or her after your divorce? Here's how you do it legally.

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Pros and Cons of Long-Term Separation

A recent study concluded that while the vast majority of married couples who separate will eventually divorce (within three years), approximately 15…

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How Divorce Varies By State

Divorce varies by state, and the differences can be very important. Find out which parts of the divorce process vary the most and how you can prepare…

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Understanding the Use of Quit Claim Deeds in Divorce

When dividing property for a divorce, a quit claim deed can be a useful tool.

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Dividing Assets: What to Do in a Divorce

In a divorce, what was once called "ours" splits into "his" and "hers." While you can easily agree not to live together, what will happen to the…

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How to Get a Marriage Annulled in Texas

A Texas annulment is a legal end to a marriage that was never vaild. Find the specific situations in which it is possible and the requirements for…

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Are You Eligible for No-Fault Divorce: A Checklist

If you’re considering getting a divorce, you may benefit from getting a no-fault divorce, which is usually easier and faster.

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