Save Money With an Online Divorce

By admin / October 11, 2009
By: Deborah Smith
Category: Divorce

Divorce is common today. But obtaining the divorce is one area which has definitely changed. Not so long ago a spouse seeking a divorce would hire a lawyer and leave everything to him or her. That is still the case with many couples but so too is a growing method of divorce where a lawyer is not involved.

Now if that advice sounds dangerous or dumb be assured that thousands of individuals have obtained their divorce without ever consulting a lawyer. And provided everything worked out okay that means a saving of hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Every divorce is different but every lawyer charges. So this article shows you how to go about obtaining a divorce but going it alone with the help of the Internet. There is a vast amount of information online - information written by experts. Much of this information is free.

First, you should know that a divorce is a legal matter and is decided in a court of law. Second, no divorce will be granted unless and until the court receives an application using the correct paperwork with all the relevant details completed.

Where do you obtain those forms? Well, there are many online places and certainly those of the authority in your state. You must use the correct form approved by the state in which your divorce application is being made. Bur straightaway there's an issue because the filing of the application attracts a fee - almost everything costs these days. So, if your spouse makes the application, they will have to pay the fee.

Now let's say you have some questions about your divorce. Maybe there's a joint bank account, a shared property or a child or children. How can you decide what action, if any, to take in regard to those matters? Well there are many online sites which discuss divorce. They give all sorts of information often specific and your particular issue may well be covered. Remember this online information is free.

Some of that advice might be regarding real estate. Let's say you are the beneficiary of the family home as part of the divorce settlement. Did you know that the bank will charge a fee for the title and mortgage documents to be changed? They do and as the new owner you will have to pay those fees. You'll also have to make the mortgage without help from your ex and pay all the repair and maintenance costs. Maybe you should consider selling the house. This matter and many others are freely discussed online. Again, this advice is free.

The world of divorce has certainly changed. You can still hire a lawyer to handle everything or you can handle everything yourself using online articles and Q and A forums or you can do all the groundwork yourself and engage a lawyer at the end to give your handiwork the once over.

Whichever method you choose you should know that divorce can be a lot cheaper and simpler than you may well have imagined.

Berna Abonita is a writer offering free advice and resources on online divorce and divorce papers online. Visit the website for more free divorce and separation advice.

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