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What is LetsGetDivorced.com?

With LetsGetDivorced.com you can complete your uncontested no-fault divorce papers online in One Hour, and file your divorce as soon as Today!

LetsGetDivorced.com is a leading provider of personalized, online uncontested no-fault divorce forms in New York State, New Jersey and Texas, for married couples, with or without minor children of their marriage, who want to file a quick, simple and low-cost uncontested no-fault divorce without using an Attorney.

LetsGetDivorced.com is registered with the New York Department of State, and was founded by New York Attorney Gerald Bruckner, who has been admitted to the New York State Bar for over twenty years. LetsGetDivorced.com is not a law firm. It provides legal documents without legal expense.

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What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An "uncontested" divorce is a type of divorce where both spouses agree that they want to get divorced; and they both sign the divorce papers that are filed in court, to indicate that they both agree on all of the terms of their divorce.

LetsGetDivorced.com specializes in, and can only be used for, no-fault uncontested divorces.

Can I use LetsGetDivorced.com for a "No-Fault" divorce?

Yes. New York State, New Jersey and Texas recognizes "No Fault" divorce as a grounds for a divorce. In a No-Fault divorce, neither party has to prove that the other party was at fault.

NEW YORK DIVORCE
In New York State, for a No-Fault divorce, both parties must simply agree that "the marriage has irretrievably broken down for at least 6 months."

NEW JERSEY DIVORCE
In New Jersey, the concept is similar for the no-fault grounds, except in New Jersey, both parties must agree that "the marriage has irreconcilably broken down for at least 6 months, and that there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.

TEXAS DIVORCE
In Texas, the concept is similar for the no-fault grounds, except in Texas, there is no specific stated minimum time that must be alleged that the marriage has been broken down prior to filing for divorce. In Texas, the no-fault grounds refers to seeking a divorce based on "Insupportability" which basically means that the marriage can no longer continue because of disagreements or differences between the spouses that cannot be resolved.

LetsGetDivorced.com specializes in, and provides completed divorce forms based on answers you provide using our online service. Your completed divorce forms are ready to be signed and filed for a No-Fault uncontested divorce.

Can I get a No-Fault Uncontested divorce if my spouse and I still live together?

Yes.

NEW YORK DIVORCE
In New York State, when the Uncontested No-Fault divorce grounds are, that "the marriage has irretrievably broken down for at least 6 months" there is no requirement that either spouse must have moved out of the marital residence.

Both spouses can still be living together when they claim that their marriage was irretrievably broken down for at least 6 months, and they can also still be living together when the divorce is filed.

NEW JERSEY DIVORCE
Likewise, in New Jersey, when the No-Fault grounds of the divorce are that the marriage has the marriage has broken down due to "irretrievable differences" between the spouses for at least 6 months, there is no requirement to be able to file for divorce that either spouse must have moved out of the marital residence.

TEXAS DIVORCE
Likewise, in Texas, when the No-Fault grounds of the divorce are that the marriage has become "insupportable" because of disagreements or differences between the spouses that cannot be resolved, there is no requirement that either spouse must have moved out of the marital residence.

Can I file for a No-Fault Uncontested divorce if my spouse is incarcerated in a jail or prison in the United States?

Yes. Whether your spouse is incarcerated or not, if you are the spouse that is filing for an uncontested no-fault divorce and your spouse agrees to all of the terms of the divorce, and signs the divorce papers before a notary public who notarizes the signature, you can file for an uncontested no-fault divorce "on consent".

How much does LetsGetDivorced.com cost?

When you purchase your divorce forms a one time flat fee of $99 will be charged to your credit card. You will have unlimited access to your account for as long as you need. There are no additional costs for using LetsGetDivorced.com.

Can I obtain a divorce in New York State, New Jersey or Texas if my marriage took place in another state in the United States?

Yes.

Can I obtain a divorce in New York State, New Jersey or Texas if my marriage took place in a different country?

Yes.

Can LetsGetDivorced.com be used for an "International Divorce"?

Yes. LetsGetDivorced.com can be used to file an International Uncontested Divorce. This is where one spouse lives in the U.S. and the other spouse lives in another country.

The spouse who starts the divorce and files the divorce documents in court (the plaintiff / petitioner), must satisfy the residency requirement of the U.S. State and County of the court where the divorce is filed.

Also, the spouse who lives in another country, must be able to sign several documents before the appropriate notarization official in the country where they are living, and return these documents to their spouse in the U.S., who will then file those documents in court along with the other divorce documents that they file with the court.

At LetsGetDivorced.com we make it quick and easy for you to know right away if you and/or your spouse satisfy the residency rules of the U.S. state you intend to file your divorce in by asking you a few simple questions in our online uncontested divorce questionnaire.

Does it matter if I do not know where my spouse is living?

To use LetsGetDivorced.com to file an uncontested divorce you need to know where your spouse is currently living.

Does it matter if my spouse refuses to sign the divorce papers?

To use LetsGetDivorced.com to file an uncontested divorce both spouses must be willing to sign the divorce papers.

Can I use LetsGetDivorced.com if we have minor children from our marriage?

NEW YORK DIVORCE
Yes. LetsGetDivorced.com provides the documents to address child related issues such as custody, visitation and support. Child support is calculated using the official guidelines in the New York State Child Support Standards Act (the CSSA). You can also use LetsGetDivorced.com if you have already obtained final court order(s) that have determined the custody, visitation and child support of your children. In that situation, you will need to attach copies of the existing final court orders for custody, visitation and child support to the divorce documents when you file for divorce.

NEW JERSEY DIVORCE
Our service cannot be used to file for divorce in New Jersey if you have minor children of your marriage.

TEXAS DIVORCE
Yes. LetsGetDivorced.com provides the documents to address child related issues such as custody (Conservatorship), visitation (Possession and Access), and child support. Child support is calculated using the official Texas Child Support Guidelines. You can also use LetsGetDivorced.com if you have already obtained final court order(s) that have determined the custody, visitation and child support of your children. In that situation, you will need to attach copies of the existing final court orders for custody, visitation and child support to the divorce documents when you file for divorce.

Can I use LetsGetDivorced.com for a "Same Sex" divorce?

Yes. Our service can be used for what is commonly referred to as a same-sex divorce or an LGBT Divorce.

Can I use LetsGetDivorced.com if we have marital property and/or marital debt?

Yes. LetsGetDivorced.com provides the documents for the parties to specify which property and/or debt they want the court to divide.

If I use LetsGetDivorced.com will my wife be able to resume using her maiden name?

Yes. LetsGetDivorced.com will include the required provisions in your documents so that either spouse may resume using their prior last name before the marriage, if any.

Can I use LetsGetDivorced.com if spousal "maintenance" (commonly referred to as Alimony) is requested?

Yes. LetsGetDivorced.com provides the documents for the parties to specify that spousal maintenance (alimony) is requested.

How long will it take to obtain my divorce?

Many of our customers are able to complete our easy to use online divorce questionnaire in approximately 30 minutes or less. Once you make your payment you can immediately download, print and sign your divorce documents.

Both spouses need to sign their documents, and you will need to file the documents with the clerk of the court. We provide easy to follow filing instructions when you download your divorce forms.

Thus, by using our service it is possible to file for divorce the same day you use our service, once you have the appropriate documents duly signed.

Divorce case processing times vary from state to state and county to county. Depending on the state and local county, it may take as little as 4-8 weeks after you file all of your documents with the court to be granted a final Judgment of Divorce.

NEW YORK DIVORCE
New York does not have a statutory minimum waiting period other than the no-fault grounds requirement that the marriage has to be irretrievably broken down for at least 6 months.

NEW JERSEY DIVORCE
New Jersey does not have a mandatory minimum waiting period other than the no-fault grounds requirement that the marriage has to be irreconcilably broken down for at least 6 months.

TEXAS DIVORCE
In Texas there is a statutory 61 day waiting period after the Original Petition for Divorce is filed with the court before the divorce can be finalized. So, in Texas, the minimum amount of time that it can take for a Final Decree of Divorce to be granted and signed by a Judge is 61 days after the Petition for Divorce is filed.

Can I file for a divorce in New York State if one spouse does not live in New York State?

Yes, if the "residency requirements" for filing in New York State are satisfied.

In New York State, the "residency requirement" can be satisfied if either spouse is now continuously living in New York State for at least two years. If this residency rule is satisfied, the other spouse does not need to be living in New York when the divorce is filed.

New York State has many different residency rules which you or your spouse might be able to satisfy. At LetsGetDivorced.com we make it quick and easy for you to know right away if you and/or your spouse satisfy the New York State residency rules to use LetsGetDivorced.com, by asking you a few simple questions in our online uncontested divorce questionnaire.

Can I file for a divorce in New Jersey if one spouse does not live in New Jersey?

Yes, if the "residency requirements" for filing in the State of New Jersey are satisfied.

In New Jersey, the "residency requirement" can be satisfied if you or your spouse has been living in New Jersey for at least 1 year before the divorce if filed, AND is living in the county the divorce is filed in.

At LetsGetDivorced.com we make it quick and easy for you to know right away if you and/or your spouse satisfy the New Jersey residency rules to use LetsGetDivorced.com, by asking you a few simple questions in our online uncontested divorce questionnaire.

Can I file for a divorce in Texas if one spouse does not live in Texas?

Yes, if the "residency requirements" for filing in the State of Texas are satisfied.

In Texas, the "residency requirement" can be satisfied if you or your spouse has been living in Texas for at least 6 months before the divorce if filed, AND, has been living in the county the divorce is filed in, for at least 90 days before the divorce is filed.

At LetsGetDivorced.com we make it quick and easy for you to know right away if you and/or your spouse satisfy the Texas residency rules to use LetsGetDivorced.com, by asking you a few simple questions in our online uncontested divorce questionnaire.

Can I change my answers later?

Yes. If you change your mind, make a mistake or if your spouse has changes to make, you can return to your account at any time to make changes.

Will my documents be reviewed by an Attorney?

No. LetsGetDivorced.com does not employee Attorneys to review customer documents.

Is technical and customer support available?

Yes. If you encounter any difficulty with the use of the site, or have any questions about how to use the our website, other than legal questions, support is available quickly via email or telephone at no additional charge.

Do I have to use a process server to give the divorce papers to my spouse?

No. If your spouse signs the divorce documents that indicate they accept service of the divorce papers, and agree to the filing of an uncontested divorce, you are not required to use a process server to give the divorce documents to your spouse.

Will my spouse or I need to make any court appearances?

NEW YORK DIVORCE
If you file an uncontested divorce, and your spouse signs the divorce papers agreeing to the uncontested divorce, then a Judgment of Divorce can be granted without you or your spouse having to appear in court.

NEW JERSEY DIVORCE
If you file an uncontested divorce, and your spouse signs the divorce papers agreeing to the uncontested divorce, then a Judgment of Divorce can be granted without your spouse having to appear in court. In New Jersey, the spouse that files the Verified Complaint for Divorce is called the Plaintiff. Depending upon the local Court rules in the County where the divorce is filed, the Plaintiff may be required to attend a brief hearing in court to finalize the divorce.

TEXAS DIVORCE
If you file an uncontested divorce, and your spouse signs the divorce papers agreeing to the uncontested divorce, then an Agreed Final Decree of Divorce can be granted without your spouse having to appear in court. In Texas, the spouse that files the Original Petition for Divorce is called the Petitioner. The Petitioner is required to attend a brief hearing in court to finalize the divorce.

What is a Marital Settlement Agreement?
(Stipulation of Settlement)

In an uncontested divorce, a comprehensive document called a "marital settlement agreement" (also known in some States as a "Stipulation of Settlement") can be used to provide detailed information regarding your agreement to divide with your spouse, your joint marital property and joint marital debts, if any; and the monetary payment of alimony or spousal maintenance support, if any; and (if you and your spouse have unemancipated minor children born or adopted from your marriage), the stipulation of settlement will also contain the provisions for child custody, the non-custodial parent's visitation with the minor children, and the terms of the child support payments.

Although an Attorney generally charges several hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars to prepare a custom marital settlement agreement, our online service provides a custom marital settlement agreement to you at no extra charge to you, based on your answers to our online divorce questionnaire.

Does the cost of using LetsGetDivorced.com to prepare my divorce papers online include the Court's filing fees?

You pay the Court's filing fees directly to the Court and they are not included in the LetsGetDivorced.com $99 service fee to prepare your divorce forms online.



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