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How do you start the process of obtaining a divorce?

On Behalf of | Feb 4, 2020 | divorce

According to CNN, the rate of divorce among baby boomers is on the rise. Divorce can be a complicated process to get through, regardless of which state you are from.

For the divorce proceeding to begin, you need to file for the original petition for divorce in the clerk of courts office. You can also opt to get these forms online, fill them, and submit them here. Once you have filled the petition, you may also ask the court to give you a temporary restraining order and a freeze on all the marital assets. These are both actions that require both parties to act civilly when with each other.

Once the restraining order is issued, there must be a hearing in 14 days. If both of you agree to divorce, then there is no need for the restraining order. You should have two copies of the documents submitted to the court and pay the required fees.

The law requires you to give all the copies of the documents to your spouse. Also, you must have to get the service of the process from the district clerk. You can get these forms in person, by mail or through the service by publication.

The former method can only be used if you have no idea where your spouse is. You also need the Permission of the court so that you can publish the notice in the newspapers. If you choose to do it in person, then you can hand the divorce papers to your spouse in person, or you can hire the process server to do it for you.