How to Begin a Divorce?

Answer The way you begin a divorce will depend heavily on your relationship with your spouse and the laws of the state in which you live. Some states allow for legal separation, while in others a marriage... Read More »

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How do I begin a divorce proceeding?

No-Fault and Divorce PetitionsGo to a divorce lawyer, who will tell you if you are filing a no-fault divorce, in which the married couple decides all the details, or a petition, in which one party ... Read More »

How to Begin an Oregon Divorce?

Divorce laws in every state vary. It is always recommended that you consult local law and speak with a qualified divorce lawyer in Oregon (or the state where you reside). This how-to is Oregon spec... Read More »

How do I begin divorce proceedings in California?

File a PetitionVisit the Superior Court in your county where all the forms you'll need are available for purchase. Fill out the "Petition for Dissolution of Marriage" and the "Summons" and file the... Read More »

Do both parties have to sign the divorce paperwork to make a divorce legal?

No, though if one party cannot be served with papers or refuses to sign them, the divorce process will be delayed. In such cases, the other spouse can request that the judge issue a default judgmen... Read More »