An Uncontested Divorce is the Way to Go
We know from experience that many couples can handle their own, no-fault, uncontested divorce maintaining control over their divorce action. Since 1998, we have helped tens of thousands of couples do their own divorce through our network of Divorce Form Web Sites
The lowest cost way for you to get a divorce is to represent yourself in your own divorce action. If you need legal advice, you are better off purchasing legal advice by the question from a law firm that specializes in divorce and family matters.There are many law firms that now offer what is call “unbundled” or “limited” legal services over the Internet that will sell legal advice by the question.
If there are only one or two issues that divide you and your spouse try to resolve these issues in mediation. The cost of a mediation is usually between between $500.00 and $1,000. But this is much less than paying thousands of dollars in legal fees. Once all of your issues are resolved you can enter into a Marital Separation Agreement. This makes your divorce an “uncontested divorce.”
Once your divorce becomes uncontested, it is simply a matter of processing the paperwork. An uncontested divorce hearing usually lasts no more than an hour. In some states a hearing is not even necessary.
Your Best Value
To purchase state specific legal forms, go to an automated legal forms website where you have a choice between purchasing either forms with specific instructions for a low price. ($39.00 for divorce forms). Or you have another choice which is to purchase legal forms which are “prepared” by a paralegal or legal technician. The reality is that the legal forms are identical to forms prepared by a paralegal. A paralegal cannot give you any legal advice. Thus your best value is either to purchase forms only. Another alternative is to purchase legal forms bundled with legal advice from an attorney for the same price you would pay if you purchased a document preparation service. This is your best value.