How easy is it to do an uncontested divorce on your own?

I recently separated from my husband in July. I am now looking into trying to file for uncontested divorce on my own. We do not own a house or anything like that together, but we do have a 3yr old daughter. How hard will this be? Any experience is greatly appreciated.

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    4 Responses to “How easy is it to do an uncontested divorce on your own?”

    1. sunshineandsilliness Says:

      I went to file for my divorce and was told by the clerk that the judge will reject any divorce that does not have an attorney involved if there are minor children.

      I went with a client of mine today to file hers, and she was told that since there were minor children, she had to have a trial, but they did not require an attorney.

      These were two different counties, but you should call your clerk to see what the requirements are. The clerk cannot give you legal advice, but they should be able to direct you to where you can get the papers you need to begin to file, if you will be able to do it on your own.

      I have linked you to a site with books and information that I read before writing up the papers for my divorce, although I ultimately wasn’t able to use them.

    2. ♥Invisible Pink Unicorn♥ Says:

      With there being a child involved I would seek out a lawyer –

      There are many things that need to go into the decree such as –

      Child support
      Parenting Time (visitation)
      Medical Insurance – who pay’s what’s not covered and how much, will the non-custodial parent have to carry health ins.
      How far away can the custodial parent move without having to get permission from the courts

      Just too many things that could get missed that you wish hadn’t

    3. athame3891 Says:

      welllll they sell books for a do it yourself divorce and if it is amicable you should be ok but there is always a possibility that it could get ugly when kids are involved—i would keep a lawyer in mind just in case

    4. kaylasumm Says:

      You need a lawyer. If you can’t afford it, try legal aid or something.
      If your ex is gonna hire a lawyer, let me tell you this. It is not easy to get a good lawyer. Most of them are only after the money. They still get paid whether they lose or won.
      Lawyers are good in twisting things around.
      This case involves a child, so make sure you get things legally right in the papers. It would save you lotsa problems in the end.