Filing for Divorce : Part Two

Aug 8, 2012 by

Summons and Petition The first step in is filing a Summons and Petition in court. You can get these forms from the local courthouse. The price for filing these papers varies from state-to-state, but the cost is usually under $100. The Summons and Petition is a three-part form. The Summons announces that divorce papers have been filed in court. The Petition has two parts. The first part identifies the individuals involved such as the divorcing couple and any children they have. The second part...

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Marital Settlement Agreement

Aug 8, 2012 by

What is a Marital Settlement Agreement? A marital settlement agreement is a divorce document or contract that outlines the terms of a divorce and the requirements of both parties after the divorce. The agreement should cover issues such as child custody, visitation, handling debt, paying mortgages, and spousal support. Do I Have to Have a Marital Settlement Agreement? Legally, no, but it’s a good idea. First of all, it shows the court that you through this through and it cuts down on the...

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