We Reviewed The 10 Best Online Divorce Services In 2021

by Lauren Cook-McKay | Last Updated: August 22, 2021

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Best Do-It-Yourself Online Divorce Websites

  1. 3StepDivorce.com (4.8/5.0 Great)
  2. CompleteCase.com (4.5/5.0 Very Good)
  3. ItsOverEasy.com (4.4/5.0 Very Good)
  4. DivorceWriter.com (3.5/5.0 Above Average)
  5. OneStopDivorce.com (3.2/5.0 Average)
  6. OnlineDivorce.com (3.0/5.0 Average)
  7. LegalZoom Divorce(2.4/5.0 Below Average)
  8. MyDivorcePapers.com (2.2/5.0 Below Average)
  9. GetDivorcePapers.com (2.0/5.0 Poor)
  10. DivorceFiller.com (1.5/5.0 Poor)

 
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#1 – 3StepDivorce.com

Our Rating: (4.8/5.0 Great)
 
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3StepDivorce is the best online divorce service coming in #1 in our rankings. There is a lot to like about using this website to assist with your uncontested divorce.

First, they are fast, really fast. Once you complete your divorce forms online they are instantly available for download and filing.

Second, they are good at what they do. They have been in business since 1997 (making them the original online divorce website) and have successfully helped over 10 million people get a divorce online.

The way their site works is by asking you some questions to understand how to properly complete the state-specific forms for you.

Like we mentioned, your completed divorce forms are instantly ready for download and printing, with instructions on how to file them. If you don't want to print the forms you have the option to have them mailed to you but you will have to wait a few days for delivery.

3StepDivorce has a 100% money back guarantee to give you peace of mind that your forms will be accepted by your state's courthouse.

A very helpful benefit of using 3StepDivorce is you can either pay their low fee of $299 or you can pay them in 2, 3 or 4 installments. You can even save if you are on top of things, if you file your documents with your local divorce court on the same day they are prepared, 3StepDivorce will issue a refund to you of $50!

If you are not 100% ready for a divorce, you have the option to create a separation agreement for just $39.

3StepDivorce really created an online divorce “platform” and not just a “website” by also giving their customers access to free tools, including a negotiation tool, a child custody tracker and free downloadable books to educate you about the process.

Overall, 3StepDivorce has an incredibly simple user interface, an affordable price (with payment options) and instant delivery that makes 3StepDivorce our top choice to file for divorce online.
 
Read More: We did a full review of 3StepDivorce here
 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • One flat fee that you can pay in installments
  • Questions are easy to understand without using legal jargon
  • Instant download of completed forms
  • Can edit any information without having to pay additional fees
  • Get instructions about filing in your local courthouse
  • Talk to real people on the phone for customer support
  • Free online divorce negotiation center
  • Extensive resource library, including 40+ self help books
Cons
  • You can’t do everything online, so you’ll have to file the paperwork in person at your local courthouse (same for all online divorce services)
  • 3StepDivorce doesn’t employ lawyers, so you might still need to seek legal help in extenuating circumstances
 
 

 

#2 – CompleteCase.com

Our Rating: (4.5/5.0 Very Good)
 

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CompleteCase.com comes in at #2 in our best online divorce rankings because their website's user interfaces is very clean and intuitively designed. On top of that, they have helped over 700,000 customers prepare and file their uncontested divorce forms online since they created their website in 2000.

CompleteCase.com is competitively priced at just $299, and once you commit customers get the ability to prepare your divorce forms through their intuitive user interface. Once you have inputted all the required information they will provide clear instructions on how to file them in your state's divorce court.

Overall, CompeteCase did a great job of making sure their customers have a good user experience and as a result they have positioned themselves as a leader in the online divorce niche.

Like any good website that requires customers to input a lot of information, CompleteCase.com has an auto-save feature so you won’t lose any of your hard work and all of your forms will remain available for 30 days. This gives you enough time to discuss the answers to questions with your spouse to make sure you are in both agree, which is a requirement for uncontested divorces. If you need more time, it is possible to purchase extended time that gives you access to your forms and data for a longer duration for a monthly rate.

Once you are satisfied that you completed the forms completely and correctly, they can be downloaded after the 2 day review period or you if you prefer you can have them mailed to you.

Support is where CompleteCase.com really shines, if you have any questions you have access to their support team which is available by phone or email. If you are completely stuck and need legal help, they have access to lawyers to connect you with for an additional fee.

Overall, CompleteCase.com has a best in class simple user interface at an affordable price, they do not have installment options or instant downloadable forms like 3StepDivorce but they are a very solid choice if those features are not important to you.
 
Read More: We did a full review of CompleteCase here
 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use
  • Legal expertise available if needed
  • 100% Guarantee
  • Top-notch customer support
  • State-specific documents
  • Money-back guarantee
Cons
  • Some mixed reviews
  • Full payment required upfront
  • Additional fees for over 30 days of use/storage
 
 

 

#3 – ItsOverEasy.com

Our Rating: (4.4/5.0 Very Good)
 

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ItsOverEasy.com comes in #3 in our best online divorce companies that we ranked. Founded by celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser who has experience with some of the most high profile divorce cases. Even though they are priced at a higher price point than their competitors, this is only because they are positioning themselves as a premium service provider.

If you choose It’s Over Easy, you can easily generate divorce forms, negotiate your settlement agreement, and file your uncontested divorce in court.

Their homepage promotes their service as “No lawyers. No court visits. No hassle.”

It’s Over Easy online divorce website guides you through every aspect of your divorce case and their “white glove” service gives you the option to select from 2 plan offerings.

It’s Over Easy’s two plan levels:

  • Basic – this plan provides you with all the required forms and instructions needed to get divorced in your state. They also take care of serving your spouse by email if your county allows it. You will be responsible for filing your divorce package with the court, and paying your court fees.
  • Premium – this plan is their white glove service. It includes everything you need to get divorced including spousal service by courier, payment of state filing fees, and courier delivery of your divorce forms to court. However this premium plan is only available in California and New York at this time.

The differences between ItsOverEasy.com's 2 plans can be confusing. We put together the table below to help you better understand their 2 online divorce service offerings.

  Basic – $750 Premium – $2500
Includes easy prep of all required Family Law forms
Download completed Family Law forms
Serve divorce forms to your spouse
File your Family Law court forms for you
Court filing fees for two people — includes you and your spouse.
Electronically sign your prepared forms
Upload your assets and debts to create a custom community property proposal
Create a custom co-parenting plan
Calculate spousal and child support based on state guidelines

 

Overall, we feel that customers that want a more hands off approach will appreciate what It's Over Easy has to offer with their Premium service but that's only available in California and New York. Although we hope to see this service grow to additional states in the future and that could influence our rankings in a positive way.
 
Read More: We did a full review of It's Over Easy here
 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Easy to collaborate with your spouse to reach an agreement in a neutral space
  • Documents remain private as you iron out the details
  • Platform has all the resources you need to understand the process
  • Premium package handles all of the work for you
  • Blog and podcast include information for handling the divorce and life going forward
Cons
  • A newer company than other online divorce sites, so it’s hard to track the success rate
  • More expensive than other online divorce options
  • Having the company file in court for you is only available in select locations
 
 

 

#4 – DivorceWriter.com

Our Rating: (3.5/5.0 Above Average)
 

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DivorceWriter is our #4 choice of the top 10 services to divorce online.

Overall, they are a reliable service and deliver on what they promise, which is to provide you with a simple online process to create your documents for your divorce.

As with all the other services, their website uses a simple question and answer process to gather information regarding your personal situation as it relates to your uncontested divorce.

DivorceWriter has a flat fee price of just $229 with children or $199 without children, however they seem to always be running a special discounted price of $137 for either service. Which might just be a marketing tactic to make it look like you are getting a good deal.

What we like about DivorceWriter, is they stand by their product and service. They offer a money back guarantee if your divorce papers are not accepted by your local court system. This should give you peace of mind that you are not wasting your money.

Once you are complete with the online questionnaire, your divorce documents are available for immediate download for you to print and file. However, if you prefer to have them mailed to you, that is also available.

Please note that this service is not available in Missouri for some reason.

If you choose to use DivorceWriter to get you paperwork for your divorce done online, we don’t think you will be making a bad choice, however there are better options out there such as 3StepDivorce or CompleteCase.
 
Read More: We did a full review of DivorceWriter here
 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • User-friendly process
  • Lowest price of any online divorce service
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Guaranteed court acceptance
  • State-by-state guidelines for court filing
  • 2-year petition revision period
  • Option for instant email delivery or 3-4 day USPS priority mail
Cons
  • No live support, email only
  • Website is outdated
  • No options for legal advice
  • Court filing fees not included
  • $9 shipping fee to mail completed documents to you
  • Service not available in Missouri
 
 

 

#5 – OneStopDivorce.com

Our Rating: (3.2/5.0 Average)

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Coming in at the middle position #5 of our top services to divorce online is OneStopDivorce.com. It’s important to note that all services below this point are average or below in our rankings, so you should probably stick with our other options above.

Similar to It’s Over Easy, One Stop Divorce is a somewhat new online divorce service compared to others on this rankings list.

Their site offers customers full access for 30 days to prepare your divorce papers online for $299. In a lot of cases the completed forms are available immediately, but in less frequent cases they will be available in two working days or less.

If you are looking for assistance from divorce lawyers, One Stop Divorce has partnered with Justanswer.com, a nationwide network of family law attorneys that have experience you can tap into. However, there is an additional fee for the use of their services.

There are not a lot of online reviews for OneStopDivorce.com, most likely because they are still a new company. However, they are claiming to have helped over 500,000 customers, which seems high.

Overall, we have high hopes that in the future OneStopDivorce will climb in our rankings with continued success in the market.

 
Read More: We did a full review of OneStopDivorce here
 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • The site is user-friendly and easy to navigate
  • Deep understanding of all the filing requirements in every state
  • Child custody and parenting arrangements included
  • Near-instant delivery of all required paperwork
  • Excellent 100% guarantee
  • Can be used when any of the spouses serve in the military
Cons
  • A lack of online customer reviews is rather odd
  • No online resource library to help with filling out the questionnaire
  • Although more affordable than a lawyer, its price could be cheaper for an emerging service
 
 

 

#6 – OnlineDivorce.com

Our Rating: (3.0/5.0 Average)
 

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Coming in at #6 on our top services to divorce online is OnlineDivorce.com. Which is the mid point of our rankings in the “average” range.

Regardless, we still want to give you the details you seek for you to make an informed decision.

Like other companies that want to help divorcing couples through an uncontested divorce with their online process, OnlineDivorce provides the same basic solutions. Their goal is to be a quick, easy and inexpensive way to end a marriage without the help from a lawyer, saving you a lot of time and money.

Online Divorce has been around for over 20 years and claims to have helped out more than 500,000 people get divorced, which is a lower volume than our top pick 3StepDivorce or our #2 pick CompleteCase.

Other features and benefits of using Online Divorce is they have a 100% money back guarantee if your paperwork is not accepted by your local divorce courts.

Impressively, they have a low $139 price point that comes with a low price guarantee.

However, don’t be lured by price alone, after all you will be saving thousands or tens of thousands of dollars by not using an attorney. A few hundred dollars for a better service is still a great deal.

The online reviews about OnlineDivorce are not that great. They currently hold a C- with the Better Business Bureau and mixed TrustPilot reviews filled with complaints about customer service.

Overall, we have to rate OnlineDivorce.com with an average review against their competitors.
 
Read More: We did a full review of OnlineDivorce here
 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Low Cost – At $139, the service is budget friendly option for those that are tight on funds.
  • Easy to Use Site – The Questionnaire and all the other site functionalities are well-designed and clear.
  • Name Changes and Revisions are Free – You won’t be stuck paying penalties for simple mistakes.
Cons
  • Storage Fee – The extra $24.99 that you need to pay per month of online storage is a pain, but can be avoided by downloading and then deleting your documents.
  • Complaints about Customer Service – If you need to solve an issue, you might deal with long wait times and poorly trained staff.
 
 

 

#7 – LegalZoom Divorce

Our Rating: (2.4/5.0 Below Average)
 

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LegalZoom Divorce comes in #7 in our rankings, which might come as a surprise because their brand name is very well known.

However, even though LegalZoom offers a wide variety of online legal document services, their primary focus is not divorce.

Perhaps that is why their online divorce service feels a bit half baked like they just put it together to make additional revenue. That would also explain their price point of $499, which for what you get is very high.

However, if you are a previous LegalZoom customer and feel comfortable with their platform they do have what you need to get your divorce paperwork completed successfully.

We just think there are better options out there that focus their business specifically on being the best online divorce service such as 3StepDivorce or CompleteCase.com.

 
Read More: We did a full review of LegalZoom Divorce here
 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • The only service with online customer support chat
  • Ability to purchase prepaid legal plans for additional legal services
  • Ability to use a single platform for many online legal services
Cons
  • $499 price point is too high
  • Company has poor online reviews in general with minimal reviews for their online divorce services
  • Doesn't focus primarily on divorce online
 
 

 

#8 – MyDivorcePapers.com

Our Rating: (2.2/5.0 Below Average)
 

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MyDivorcePapers.com comes in at the #8 position on our list of the top websites for online divorce papers.

They were founded in 2002, so you know they have an established brand and reputation so that you know they will not shutdown operations anytime soon.

What we like about MyDivorcePapers is their service is not limited to online divorces. They also have the option for you to choose from an annulment or legal separation. This makes sense if you aren't ready to officially end your marriage just yet.

MyDivorcePapers only charges a low flat fee of $139 for their uncontested divorce forms service. This fee allows you to use their three-step process to complete your divorce forms online and then you print and file them yourself using their instructions provided.

What we don’t like is there is no option to have forms mailed to you. But the good news is they guarantee that the forms you complete will be accepted by your local state court. The only catch is they have to be filed within 30 days of being prepared.

In terms of support, every 3StepDivorce customer is assigned a divorce case manager in case you have any questions during the process.

All of the above sounds really good, however, the feedback on 3StepDivorce from previous customers is not as good as it should be to make it higher up on our list.

Reviews on the BBB state excessive mistakes on their paperwork as well as hidden fees. On TrustPilot, reviewers make note of the hidden fees as well as poor customer service.

The bottom line that you need to know is that even though MyDivorcePapers was able to make it onto our top 10 list of best online divorce services, there are better services out there for you to choose from such as 3StepDivorce or CompleteCase.

 
Read More: We did a full review of MyDivorcePapers here
 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Customer support and a case manager
  • Extensive online library
  • 100% money-back guarantee if the court does not accept your divorce papers.
  • Multiple additional services offered
Cons
  • Hidden fees
  • Lack of proper customer support
  • Better Business Bureau rating of F
  • Poor reviews on TrustPilot
 
 

 

#9 – GetDivorcePapers.com

Our Rating: (2.0/5.0 Poor)
 

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GetDivorcePapers.com is #9 rankings of the top websites you can use for your divorce online.

The website and company were formed in 2005 and they claim to have helped more than 600,000 divorce customers.

Their service only costs $139 and is targeted for the value-conscious consumer looking for the cheapest possible way to use an online divorce service.

As is the trend with all websites on this list, GetDivorcePapers online process is simple to use and the entire process can usually be completed in an hour or less.

After you complete your questionnaire, you are able to print your forms and be ready to file with your local divorce court. If you need to go back and make changes that is ok and you can reprint the documents again for no additional cost.

The site has partnered with a live lawyer service you can access if you need help. The Live Lawyer service puts you into direct contact with an attorney in your state so that you can have your specific legal questions answered for a small additional fee.

At this point, you probably realize that most online divorce services have these same general features. What really sets them apart is their customer service, reputation and any value added services.

Unfortunately, GetDivorcePapers falls behind their other competitors on this list.

The deciding factor to bump them down to this #9 position was because they have very poor reviews on the Better Business Bureau, TrustPilot and there are even a few threads on Reddit of users complaining about their service.

Bottom line is to use look at other online services for your divorce papers such as 3StepDivorce or CompleteCase.

 
Read More: We did a full review of GetDivorcePapers here
 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Appealing low price point
  • Easy to navigate website
  • The online process is streamlined and quick
Cons
  • Poor online reviews
  • Some users found the language on the website poorly translated and difficult to understand
  • Additional fees can be charged
 
 

 

#10 – DivorceFiller.com

Our Rating: (1.5/5.0 Poor)
 

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Coming in at the #10 position is DivorceFiller.com.

The good news about DivorceFiller is that they also have a low price point similar to other cheap online divorce services.

But what looks attractive based on an affordable price is lacking in other areas.

They have an F rating on the Better Business Bureau and only 1 review on TrustPilot and it is scathing.

Overall, we do feel that a lot of people can be brutal to businesses online and at times it can be unfair.

However it is a signal to look at and we just didn’t see any other positive signals to rank DivoreFiller any higher than #10.

We would recommend you spend a little more money on a high quality online divorce service such as 3StepDivorce or CompleteCase.

 

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • 100% court-approval or money-back guarantee
  • Cheap price of $139
Cons
  • Poor customer reviews
  • Doesn't seem to have a large market share
 
 

 

How We Select The Best Online Divorce Companies

We choose which online divorces services are featured in this guide in a few ways.

First, we round up a list of all the online divorce companies available. Then we aggregate previous customer reviews and feedback by looking at the Better Business Bureau, TrustPilot, Reddit and Quora to determine which products are truly top-rated.

We then conduct a “mystery shopper” operation to understand the service and what the experience is for someone going through their online divorce process first hand.

We also meet with the company's representatives to get their perspective on their service, user experience and company goals.

This gives us a holistic view of the best online divorce websites available and we are able to rate, rank and review the services to form our top 10 list and feel confident in our recommendations to you.

Online Divorce FAQs

  • What is an online divorce service?

    Online divorce services allow you to save thousands of dollars and get a fast pass through the divorce process. They are a way for couples who want to file an uncontested divorce to skip hiring individual attorneys and having to go in and out of the courtroom multiple times. Instead, an online divorce service will do 1 of the following 3 scenarios.

    1. Help you complete all of the required divorce papers online for you and file them for you in your local court system
    2. Help you complete all of the required divorce papers online for you and tell you how to file them correctly yourself
    3. Provide instructions only that walk you through downloading and completing the divorce papers yourself and giving you instructions on how to then file the forms correctly yourself

    Don’t think you are 100% on your own if you go down this path. They will all offer support, so you can ask questions and get help that you need as it relates to completing the forms correctly. However, if you require any legal advice, you will most likely have to pay additional fees. 

    The bottom line is online divorce websites offer a fast, relatively inexpensive, and a simple streamlined way for you to complete your divorce. Learn more here.

  • Do I qualify for an online divorce?

    You qualify for an online divorce if you want to file an uncontested divorce. There are a few requirements that need to be met before you can use an online divorce service.

    Online divorce services are a good fit if:

    • The location of both spouses is known
    • You and your spouse don't have a lot of assets or you 100% agree on the division of your assets
    • You and your spouse agree on co-parenting terms (or you don't have children)
    • You and your spouse are not arguing and both want an amicable divorce, or a mediator is involved and you need to complete your own divorce papers.

    Keep in mind online divorce services are not available if you and your spouse don't agree on ANY of the terms of your divorce. Learn more here.

  • Are online divorce services legal?

    Yes. Online divorce services are legal and help you through the process of completing all the forms that are required by your state's divorce courts and then providing you instructions on how to file them correctly according to all your states legal requirements.

    Keep in mind that most of the online divorce services clearly state that they are not providing you legal representation or services for your divorce they are just assisting you in the preparation of documents and you are representing yourself.

    Once your divorce papers that you completed are filed with the courts they will become legally binding and ultimately will result in the legal dissolution of your marriage. Learn more here.

  • Are online divorce services legit and reliable?

    Yes, online divorce services are legit and reliable. As long as you use a reputable company.

    As with all services some are good and some are bad. Do your research before committing to using a company. We also did the research for you and the most legit and reliable online divorce services are 3StepDivorce, CompleteCase and It’s Over Easy.

  • How much do online divorce services cost?

    Most online divorce service can cost between $139 and $400. Some services are more expensive such as It’s Over Easy but they also bundle in additional services to provide a more white glove service.

    Keep in mind that is the price to use the online divorce services only you will still have to pay the court fees and other expenses such as

    • Notary
    • Postage to mail your forms to the local court
    • Serving your spouse fees
    • Local court filing fees

    Expect to pay a few hundred more for these additional costs, which will vary from state to state.

  • What is the cheapest way of getting a divorce?

    The cheapest way of getting a divorce is to do it yourself. You have full access to the required forms the state requires and you can download and complete them on your own and then file them with the local divorce court system.

    However, you are 100% on your own and the divorce process can be very confusing to navigate without help. For only a few hundred dollars you can use an online divorce service to assist you in making sure you do everything correctly. In the end, an online divorce service will save you time, money and stress.

    Be sure to check out our guide to getting a cheap and quick divorce.

  • How long does it take for an online divorce?

    It can take as little as 30-60 minutes to complete a very simple uncontested divorce online and then you can have your documents ready for download with instructions on what to do next. A more complicated divorce with more assets and terms that need to be defined will take more time.

    It all depends on how quickly you are able to get all the required information and enter it into the online divorce system.

    Keep in mind, the average uncontested divorce can take anywhere between 3 to 6 months to go through the court systems. Additionally, most states have a waiting period before your divorce will become final.

  • When should you get an attorney?

    You should get a divorce attorney when you have a very complicated divorce or when you and your spouse can not agree on the terms of your divorce. The less complicated your divorce, the more success you will have with an online divorce service. 

    As an example, a married couple without children and few assets in which spousal support is already agreed on is best-suited for an online divorce service. 

    However, it is still possible to use these services if your divorce is more complex, but only if you and your spouse agree 100% on the terms and are willing to work together and will not argue about the terms. 

    If you and your spouse cannot agree about how to settle your divorce, you will need to get an attorney.

  • Should I use an online divorce service with or without my spouse being included?

    You could do either, but it’s important to know that both spouses must agree on the terms of the divorce and sign the legal divorce papers stating that they are in agreement with them.

  • What if my spouse and I can’t agree on how to answer a question?

    That depends. If the divorce remains uncontested, this will become problematic. If you can’t agree on something like property distribution or child custody, then an online divorce service isn’t going to work for you.

    Take the time to make sure you and your spouse are entirely on the same page before you start answering questions and filling out paperwork.

    However, a unique offering is 3StepDivorce, which has a divorce negotiation platform. This is an excellent feature for divorcing couples that try to facilitate getting spouses to agree so they can move forward with their online divorce.

  • What if I start an online divorce, but my spouse and I start disagreeing?

    Online divorce only works for an uncontested divorce, so both spouses must 100% agree to the divorce terms. In situations where you start out amicably but things make a turn for the worse you should consider working with a mediator or even consulting lawyer to help you and your spouse get back on track.

    Keep in mind, if that doesn’t work, you will need to change to a contested divorce and proceed with the expensive divorce litigation process.

  • Is it possible to save on court costs?

    Some states have programs that will waive your divorce court filing fees if you qualify. Typically this is for low income situations. You will need to check with your local court system to see what is required.

  • Will online divorce services work for same-sex marriages?

    Yes. Same sex marriages are legal marriages and using an online divorce service is not any different for them.

  • Can I use an online divorce service if my spouse is incarcerated?

    Yes. The only difference is you will have to have your spouse served in the prison where they are incarcerated.

  • Can I use an online divorce service if any spouses are in the military?

    Yes. Keep in mind that you will have to meet the state required minimum residency requirements before filing for divorce. 

  • I was married outside of the U.S. can I still use an online divorce service?

    Yes. Keep in mind that you will have to meet the state required minimum residency requirements before filing for divorce.

  • What if I can’t find my spouse after generating my online forms?

    Courts have various remedies for spouses who can’t be found or who won’t cooperate with serving papers. Most jurisdictions allow service by publication. This involves running a legal notice in a local paper to make public notification of your intent to divorce a spouse.

  • Where do I file my paperwork?

    The divorce papers that are generated from an online divorce service need to be filed at the county courthouse where either you or your spouse reside. Some courts allow you to file online and others require in person. The online divorce services will provide you with step-by-step instructions for how to file your divorce papers with the court.

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    Lauren Cook-McKay is the Director of Marketing & Content at DivorceAnswers.com. She holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from the University of San Diego and applies her training in private practice to helping couples struggling in their marriage. She strongly believes there is hope in all marriages and strives to provide therapy to couples that will lead them back towards a loving marriage, or an amicable divorce that brings peace and closure.