Divorce is difficult, no matter what. However, when it comes to the types of divorces out there — it’s much easier for everyone involved to file for a no-fault divorce.
A no fault divorce occurs when the couple collectively decides that there was an irretrievable breakdown of their marriage and they suffered from irreconcilable differences. Calling a divorce lawyer is still a good decision to help you both through the legal process, especially when it comes to filing all the paperwork.
Joint Petition. When both people agree in all decisions about the divorce such as the splitting of wealth and possessions, they must file a joint petition for divorce under section 1A for their respective attorneys.
Join Affidavit. This form needs to be filled out to state that the cause of divorce was due to irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. Both parties must sign this.
Marriage Certificate. The original marriage certificate must be copied. It can be found in the city or town hall where the couple applied for their marriage license. Keep in mind that this may not be the current place of residence.
Notarized Separation Agreement. This form must be signed by both parties and is something the two must write themselves. The agreement is between you and your significant other and within it you must list how you are going to split your assets. It’s important to bring your lawyer into play during this stage if you believe there are going to be issues splitting up belongings and child custody.
Certificate of Absolute Divorce. This certificate is for the Registry of Vital Records. The document will be the proof that you and your spouse are planning on legally separating.
For those with children under 18, there are additional forms that one must fill out. At the Law Office of Bardsley and Gray, we make sure that all your paperwork is filed correctly and that the divorce process goes as smoothly as possible. Contact us today for a free half hour consultation.