Can I get a divorce online? 37 Answers as of June 02, 2013

I am looking to get a divorce. Can it be done online?

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Meriwether & Tharp LLC
Meriwether & Tharp LLC | Patrick Meriwether
While you can obtain the paperwork to get a divorce online, you cannot actually get a divorce online. You must obtain your divorce through a Superior Court.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/5/2011
Law Office of James Bordonaro
Law Office of James Bordonaro | James Albert Bordonaro
No. Most jurisdictions in Kansas are not that computer savvy. I think only Wichita has electronic filing.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 12/5/2011
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
No. Divorce cases are entitled to the same procedural regularity as Civil and Criminal cases, including the right to trial, the right to cross-examine and the right to testify. Some, but not all Family Law Courts allow e-filing of documents, with payment of appropriate fees for e-filed documents.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/5/2011
Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
No. You or someone has to show up and give testimony to the Judge. If you are asking if you can buy forms online and do it yourself. I am sure they are available but buyer-beware. First, no self respecting lawyer would do such a thing and it is illegal to practice law without a license, so anyone doing this would be selling forms and cannot help you.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 12/5/2011
Ashman Law Office
Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
No. Divorces are done in court.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/5/2011
    Law Office of Lenore Tsakanikas, PLLC
    Law Office of Lenore Tsakanikas, PLLC | Lenore Tsakanikas
    In Pima County, Arizona, you cannot get divorced on line. In order to get divorced, you need to file a Petition of Dissolution of Marriage and serve the opposing party. The matter can then be contested, proceed by default, or proceed by consent. If children are involved, you will be required to attend a parenting class (which you can do on line). If custody and parenting time is disputed, you will be required to attend mediation. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, there are different things that will be required of you to finalize a divorce. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
    No.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 6/2/2013
    Kelly A. Broadbent, Esq.
    Kelly A. Broadbent, Esq. | Kelly Broadbent
    Massachusetts does not have any method of getting divorced online. You must file all paperwork at the courthouse and have the divorce granted by a judge.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    Dunnings Law Firm
    Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
    No.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/2/2013
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    You cannot get a divorce online. You may be able to obtain forms for filing a divorce with the court in your county, however.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
    No.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 5/31/2013
    Law Office of James Lentz
    Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
    A divorce is a very serious event with potentially long term ramifications. You will need to appear in court several times.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
    No, Tennessee requires papers to be filed in the county of the residence but we are not yet doing it by E-mail. Further one court appearance is required by the plaintiff.
    Answer Applies to: Tennessee
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    Thomas P. Carnes, Attorney & Mediator | Thomas P. Carnes
    No. A divorce is a lawsuit that is filed with a Court. One party at least must appear at least sixty days after filing to anwer statutory questions necessary to prove up the divorce. Forms for pleadings and orders are available online, but my experience has been that they are not the Texas State Bar approved forms, are not drafted by Texas lawyers, and are deficient. I would advise anyone in this situation to at least consult with a local attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    David A. Browde, P.C.
    David A. Browde, P.C. | David Browde
    No.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/31/2013
    The Law Offices of Mandy J. McKellar
    The Law Offices of Mandy J. McKellar | Mandy J. McKellar
    Not really. You will have to sign documents and possibly appear in court. Unless you have an e-filing account you will have to take everything down to family court to file.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    Marca Tanner Attorney at Law | Marca Tanner
    In Utah you can fill in a "questionnaire" on the State Court's website (called the Online Court Assistance Program) to produce the documents, but they still must be properly served on the other person, and they still have to be filed with the court. That's as "online" as a divorce gets.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    Donaldson Stewart, PC
    Donaldson Stewart, PC | Monica H. Donaldson Stewart
    Depending on where you live, you may be able to obtain the documents online, but you will still have to print them to sign and file with the court. The other party must be served with the documents, and (assuming the case is straightforward/uncontested) then the final documents in the case must also be printed, signed by the parties and submitted ot the court. If you reside in Maricopa County, you can obtain the forms and instructions at www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
    No. The proper paperwork must be completed, served, filed, and the hearing scheduled; this cannot be done online. I highly recommend you retain a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    Petit & Dommershausen SC
    Petit & Dommershausen SC | Tajara Dommershausen
    No, you can find some of the initial forms online but you will need to appear for a divorce to be finalized.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 12/5/2011
    The Davies Law Firm, P.A.
    The Davies Law Firm, P.A. | Robert F. Davies, Esq.
    No.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 5/31/2013
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