Calgary, AB -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/03/2014 -- Online divorce service MyDivorcePapers.com (MDP) teaches many divorced couples how to navigate the proceedings surrounding a divorce with minimal headache and energy. There are essentially five factors to handling a divorce on one’s own, and in the company’s latest tip sheet, they take a look at each. Here’s what they recommend:
Know The Jurisdiction
While MDP handles divorce papers for all 50 states, they also acknowledge that each jurisdiction has their own schedule of procedures and fees for divorce, typically handled at the county level. While forms on the website are kept up-to-date, it’s still up to the parties to make sure the papers end up in the right hands, the company cautions, adding that an individual considering this course of action should check first with their county clerk’s office.
Come To Terms
While MDP specializes in amicable splits, they’ll be the first to advise that it isn’t a course of action for everyone. According to a representative from the company, “You have to analyze your differences and points of contention. What can you agree on? What is beyond hope? Some conflict is common when you file for divorce, but the size and scope of your disagreements matter. You have to sit down and see where you stand.”
(MDP typically requires parties to complete a questionnaire to determine eligibility.)
Do The Work
If handling the paperwork on one’s own, there are two options, the company notes. “You can either hunt down the forms yourself and fill them out based on legal instruction, or you can utilize an online service,” said the MDP rep. “Ours and a few other services implement guided completion systems that walk you through each crucial part of your forms with a series of questions and answers. From there, the forms compile automatically.”
File The Papers
In most jurisdictions throughout the US, MDP states that a party will need to file their divorce paperwork through the county clerk’s office. “Once you’re sure the forms are ready to go, provided you’re not using an attorney, file the paperwork. Most jurisdictions will have a waiting period. Six months is typical, while some states take much longer,” the rep said.
Let It Go
Once two parties reach an agreement on the terms of their divorce and the case comes before a judge, MDP points out that there is little else to do but wait for the judgment and let go of the negativity. The MDP rep added: “Ultimately, it will be a part of your past. It should not become part of your future. Divorce can be painful, but it’s also a new start. Make the most of it!”
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