Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Texas recognizes "irreconcilable differences" as grounds for divorce. My recommendation is the two of you hire one lawyer to draft all the pleadings, waivers, and final decree, you can do this yourselves if you want to invest the time, but in the long run, a lawyer is cheaper. For example, my office handles "agreed divorces" for $500 plus cost. Court cost are about $300. I have heard of parties buying a Do-It-Yourself divorce kit for $250 on the internet. Which is $250 less than hiring my firm to do it, since the filing fees, copy charges, certified fees, etc. are the same. But when you get to the end, do you know what to do, how to schedule a prove-up, how to get certified copies?
Answer Applies to: Texas
Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law | Lillian Suelzle Watson
To answer your question regarding finding fault in order to get a divorce - This is a no fault state and all that is required is "irrevocable differences" You are able to file for divorce jointly as long as you agree on how your assets and liabilities are divided. You can also use a mediator- lawyer to prepare the papers for you both, or one party hire an attorney and the other sign off on the final divorce, both agreeing to how it is written. If you need to speak with an attorney about your options, please call for a consultation. Mention that you located us on this web site, and we will give you a discount for the initial visit. Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
Divorce in Colorado only requires that the marriage be irretrievably broken. That generally only requires one party's belief, so if you are both in agreement the marriage will be dissolved there is definitely no obstacle. Any problems may depend on the terms of the divorce as to financial issues and, if applicable, parenting issues for children.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
In many states, irreconcilable differences (your situation) is sufficient for a divorce. In other "no-fault" states a reason for divorce need not be stated. You may be a candidate for dissolution. Contact a local domestic relations attorney to save some money.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
In Georgia, it is not required that a party allege a fault ground. The parties can simply allege that the marriage is "irretrievably broken" and that will suffice. You should retain a divorce lawyer in your community. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
That is more than enough. All you need are "irreconcilable differences", and those are the generic words that you recite to the Court in person or through a Stipulated Judgment, and you'll get the divorce.
Answer Applies to: California
Edward Papa, Esq. | Edward Papa
Most jurisdictions have some form of "no-fault" divorce. New York now has no fault divorce and spouses are allowed to terminate their marriages within a period of six months after declaring that their marriage is "irretrievably" broken down.
Answer Applies to: New York
Michael Apicella | Apicella Law and Mediation
If you're in California, then yes, it doesn't matter the reason why a couple wants a divorce. California is a "no-fault" state. Meaning, you only check a box on the divorce form that states "irreconcilable differences." If you plan to file for divorce in Sonoma or Marin County, feel free to contact my office for assistance. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
I am afraid that there are a number of issues that must be decided in a divorce. The difficulty and length of the divorce may depend on how long it takes the parties to resolve those issues including the division of debts and assets and addressing any issues related to children or spousal maintenance.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota