How doI go about filing for a simpleuncontested divorce?

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How doI go about filing for a simpleuncontested divorce?

My husband and I want a divorce. I wanted to know the simplest way to get one. I don’t want any alimony or anything from him and we just want this over with. No complications and no disputes; there are no children involved. He’s in the army and we’ve been apart for a while. We’re just not compatible in any way. Are lawyers mandatory? What should I do?

Asked on August 25, 2011 North Carolina

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Good afternoon,

Thanks for reaching out and posting on our site. To get right to the point you are able to file for a divorce without an attorney but I would urge you not to do so. I would suggest that you look for a local attorney, try google or the yellow pages and find an attorney who advertises for affordable separation/divorce uncontested agreements. More often than not you can work with an attorney and when the matter is wholly uncontested it will end up costing under $600 to file and have the document drafted. My reason for advising you use an attorney is that the court system is complicated and to attempt to navigate it on your own would be difficult. For a small fee you will have the assurance that the matter has been properly handled and no issues will arise in the future.

If for whatever reason you want to proceed on your own the best advise is to go to the family court, ask the clerk for a copy of the applicable forms needed to file an uncontested divorce, then submit the papers as required.

Good luck


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