When it comes to a possible divorce, the last thing you want to do is to go into the process unprepared. You will have many questions. How do I get a court order for child support and child custody? Can I get spousal support or alimony? What is “marital property"? Does my state have “no-fault divorce"? What if we have an uncontested divorce or a contested divorce case?
The laws and procedures for getting a divorce differ by state and sometimes even by county. Each will have its own rules for the divorce petition and filing fees. There are different residency requirements and waiting periods in each state.
Below, find links to helpful divorce resources and legal information for each state to prepare you for family court and the divorce process. You can also review FindLaw's state law-specific Family Law Forms page for more details.
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District of Columbia
- Divorce (Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services)
Get More Information About Divorce in Your State by Talking to an Attorney
Divorce laws and procedures vary from state to state. It is helpful to seek professional legal advice. Luckily, a local family law attorney will be familiar with your state's divorce laws and can help protect your rights during the divorce process. Find a lawyer who specializes in divorce near you today. Get help with your divorce and ease some of the stress caused by divorce.