In just a few weeks, we will be in the year 2020. For many, the new year comes with excitement about things to come, and for others, it might bring about some sadness. If you are ending your marriage in the new year, this can be a scary time. But it can also be a time of rebirth.
A great benefit of living in this century is that we have the internet. The internet has revolutionized how we do things. It’s made information of all kinds more accessible. Thanks to the internet, even the divorce process has been made much easier and much less expensive. You can file for a divorce from the comfort of your own home. You no longer need to take time off work to see an attorney. Traditionally, a divorce with an attorney that goes to trial can cost up to $15,000 per person. Getting a divorce over the internet only costs between $100 and $500. With the option to save so much money, wouldn’t you also choose to use an online divorce service? If you are unsure of the process, keep reading for a step to step guide on how to get divorced over the internet.
1: Choose an online divorce company and see if you qualify for an online divorce
When it comes to choosing the right online divorce company, make sure that you do your research. Choose a company that offers fantastic customer service. If you do this, then you will have great legal advice available to you every step of the way. Another important thing to consider is whether or not the online divorce company has been around for a long time. If a company has lots of experience, that is a good sign that they know exactly what they are doing. They should be able to offer you current, court-approved legal documents, helping you get through the process without any setbacks.
Once you have chosen the right company, the next thing you will need to do is fill out an online questionnaire. The questionnaire will be used to assess whether or not you qualify for an online divorce.
If you and your spouse agree to all the terms of your divorce such as the division of assets and debts and the child custody and visitation rights, then you can file for an online divorce. Many people worry that online divorce won’t be for them because they have kids. But this is not the case. You can still file for an annulment over the internet even if you have children. The company you choose will send you the correct documentation.
2: Receive and complete your divorce papers
The divorce company that you choose will prepare all your paperwork for you. Within 24-48 hours after you have completed their questionnaire, they will send your documentation. The divorce documents that you receive are based on the information that you provided in your questionnaire so be sure to answer all questions accurately.
Once you receive your documents, you will then need to fill out the paperwork. Remember to be honest. For example, if you lie about your assets, you could be heavily fined, and this will just increase the cost of your annulment.
If you are unsure of how to fill out your documentation, you can always call customer support and ask them for help. They will gladly answer your questions. If you require legal advice, most of the best online divorce companies make use of lawyers if necessary. This will come at an extra cost though.
When it comes to filling out your forms, be thorough. Include all information that is requested including your full name, children’s names, spouses’ details and so on. Once all your details have been filled in, you will also need to state the reason for your divorce. It is extremely important that all the information that you have provided is correct because if it is incorrect, you will have to start the entire process all over again leading to frustration and extra costs.
3: Serve your spouse the divorce papers
Some states require that you serve your spouse divorce papers. To find out if this is a requirement in your state, you will need to check the laws in your state or ask the online company. Serving the papers can be done by a professional server or someone who is older than 18 years of age.
4: Prepare a divorce agreement.
In order to do an online divorce, you and your spouse will need to prepare an agreement that satisfies you both. Keep in mind that whatever you decide on now can affect your entire future. Therefore, you might want to use a lawyer for this part, just to make sure that everything you have written is in your best interest for years to come. You will need to be 100% sure that you are happy with this agreement.
Coming to an agreement can be slightly more complicated if you have children or if you own a business. But if you don’t have kids or any important assets, then constructing an agreement that you and your spouse are both happy with can be simple. You might not even need to use a lawyer.
5: Make sure to add additional supporting documentation
Make sure that you add all your extra documentation to your paperwork. Examples of supplementary documentation can include your salary slip, bank statements, insurance policies, medical policies, and deeds. Having all this information gathered and ready to go can help speed up the process. Some people ask their attorneys to do this for them, but if you can do it yourself you will save lots of money.
6: File your divorce papers and pay the filing fee.
If you get a divorce over the internet, some online divorce companies file your paperwork for you. This will come at an additional cost. If the company you have chosen doesn’t do this, then you will need to file your documentation yourself. You can do this at your local clerk’s office, or family court. You will have to pay any fees that are applicable according to your state. The local clerk’s office will tell you exactly what needs to be paid. These fees are in addition to the cost already paid to your online divorce company for document preparation.
It’s as easy as A.. B.. C…
Getting an online divorce is as easy as A B C. If you follow these steps then you will not have to worry. Any online divorce company will tell you exactly what needs to be done to file for an online divorce. Getting a divorce over the internet is easy, cost-effective and fast! What more could you ask for?