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Divorce Information by State

Divorce Information by State

When it comes to a possible divorce, the last thing you want to do is to go into the process unprepared. The laws and procedures for getting a divorce differ by state and sometimes even by county. Below you will find links to helpful divorce resources for each state. For more information, you can also review FindLaw's state-specific Family Law Forms page.

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Legal Aspects of Divorce [PDF] (Alabama State Bar)


Filing for Dissolution, Divorce, or Custody (Alaska Court System)


Self Service Forms (Arizona Supreme Court)


Court Forms (Arkansas Supreme Court)


Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment (California Courts)


Divorce, Family Matters, Civil Unions (Colorado Judicial Branch)


Dissolution of Marriage in Connecticut (State of CT Judicial Branch)


Divorce/Annulment Overview (Delaware State Courts)

District of Columbia

Free Divorce Clinic information (D.C. Bar Association)

Divorce Matters D.C. Courts)


Commonly Asked Questions on Divorce with Children [PDF] (6th Judicial Circuit of Florida)

Commonly Asked Questions on Divorce without Children [PDF] (6th Judicial Circuit of Florida)


Filing for a Divorce (Georgia Gov)

Divorce Information (Clayton County)


Divorce Forms (Hawaii State Judiciary)

How to Proceed (Hawaii State Judiciary)


Divorce, Property, and Debts: Things You Need to Know [PDF]


Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Illinois State Judiciary)

How to File for Divorce in Illinois [PDF] (Southern Illinois University School of Law)


Divorce (Indiana Legal Services)


Divorce/Family Law (Iowa Court Information System)

Divorce: Things to Consider [PDF] (State of Iowa)

Divorce Matters: Coping with Stress and Change [PDF] (Iowa Cooperative Extension Service)


Marriage and Divorce (Kansas Bar Association)

Divorce - An IRS Perspective (Kansas Bar Association)

Family Change, Separation & Divorce: A Manual for Parents (Kansas State University Extension)


The Legal Status of Women (Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service)

Divorce (Legal Aid Network of Kentucky)


Divorce in Louisiana [PDF] (Louisiana State Bar Association)

Community Property: What is mine? What is yours? [PDF] (Louisiana State Bar Association)


Divorce and Parental Rights in Maine (Pine Tree Legal Assistance/Maine Judicial Branch)

Divorce (State of Maine Judicial Branch)


Family Law Information (Maryland Courts)

Family (Maryland Courts)


The Divorce Process (Massachusetts Courts)

What Forms do I File for Divorce? (Massachusetts Courts)


Michigan Marriage and Divorce (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services)

Family Law (State Bar of Michigan)


Divorce/Dissolution (Minnesota Judicial Branch)


What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi? (The Mississippi Bar)


Divorce (Missouri Bar Association)

Marriage & Divorce (Missouri State Website)


Ending Your Marriage (Montana Judicial Branch)


Divorce, Parenting and Support (Nebraska Supreme Court)


Divorce (Family Law Self-Help Center)

Divorce Brochure (Nevada State Bar Association)

New Hampshire How to File for Divorce (New Hampshire Superior Court)
New Jersey

Self Help Resource Center (New Jersey Courts)

New Mexico

Self-Help Guide (New Mexico Courts)

Divorce (New Mexico Courts)

New York

Divorce FAQs (New York State Unified Court System)

North Carolina

Divorce and Child Support (North Carolina Court System)

North Dakota

What Can You Tell Me About Divorce Actions? (Legal Services of North Dakota)

Self-Represented Divorce Forms (North Dakota Supreme Court


Marriage and Divorce Information (Ohio Department of Health)

Divorce With Children (Ohio Supreme Court)


Is Divorce the Answer for You? (Oklahoma Bar Association)

The Six Types of Divorce [PDF] (OSU Extension)

Transitioning Through Divorce: Five Steps to a "Good" Divorce [PDF] (OSU Extension)


Dissolution (Divorce), Annulments, and Legal Separations (Lane County Circuit Court)

Instructions and Forms for Summary Dissolution of Marriage Procedure (Oregon Courts)


Divorce & Separation [PDF] (Pennsylvania Bar Association)

Rhode Island

How Divorce Law Affects You (Rhode Island Bar Association)

South Carolina Self-Represented Litigant Simple Divorce Packets (South Carolina Judicial Department)
South Dakota

Divorce for the Self-Represented Litigant (South Dakota Unified Judicial System)

Marriage and Divorce (South Dakota Department of Health)

Tennessee Divorce in Tennessee (Nashville Bar Association)

Pro Se Divorce Handbook [PDF] (State Bar of Texas)


Getting a Divorce in Utah (Utah Courts)


Divorce in Vermont (Vermont Judiciary)

Divorcing Someone in the Military (Vermont Judiciary)

How to Fill Out the Paperwork Required to Start a Divorce (Vermont Judiciary)


Pro Se Divorce Brochure [PDF] (Circuit Court of Fairfax County)

Divorce in Virginia (Virginia State Bar)


General Information about Divorce [PDF] (Northwest Justice Project)

West Virginia

Divorce Packet Forms (West Virginia Judiciary)


Divorce and Family Law Self-Help Law Center (Wisconsin Court System)

Basic Guide to Divorce/Legal Separation (University of Wisconsin Law School)

Wyoming Legal Help and Forms (Wyoming Judicial Branch)

Get More Information About Divorce in Your State by Talking to an Attorney

Divorce laws and procedures vary from state to state. Luckily, a local attorney will be familiar with the divorce laws of your state, and can help protect your rights during the divorce process. Reach out to a skilled divorce attorney near you today to get help with your divorce and ease some of the stress caused by divorce.

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