Is DIY divorce a good idea?
You’re probably a good candidate for a DIY divorce if: you and your spouse are in agreement on all issues (division of property, custody, and support); you’re comfortable with the arrangements for your children in terms of custody and support, and shared parenting time.
Is it better to be petitioner or respondent in divorce?
The name given to the spouse that files first for divorce is the Petitioner and the spouse that files second is called the Respondent. The clearest advantage to filing for divorce first is that at trial the Petitioner gets to present his/her evidence first.
How long does it take to file an uncontested divorce?
Marital tensions can also cause problems, and even the most amicable of splits will take time. “An uncontested divorce can take as little as four to five weeks, and as long as a year.”
Do notarized divorce papers expire?
Divorce papers that have not been filed do not expire (whereas if a marital settlement agreement that has been filed but not ratified will be dismissed by the court for lack of record activity in 1 year). When you say you signed a petition I assume you also mean a marital settlement agreement.