Divorce Document Preparation—Save Money and Time You’d Spend on Lawyers
Getting through a divorce can be tough. Divorce document preparation helps you make the best out of a bad situation. Divorce lawyers can cost you a fortune, and the entire process can last exhaustingly long, especially if you don’t have a prenuptial agreement and custody agreement in place.
DoNotPay can help you prepare all the legal documents needed for a divorce, saving your time and money.
If you have already decided that you want a divorce, you have only taken the first step on a very long road. Getting an uncontested (default) divorce is slightly easier than when your spouse contests the divorce petition and drags out the process significantly.
Preparing divorce documents can save you from headaches, and it is crucial in the long run. The preparation will help the financial, custodial, and legal aspects of the divorce. If you have children, it can help you win custody; your property will be divided fairly, and so will any potential debts. Without divorce prep, you may lose an entire year or even more in court.
If you google ‘divorce document preparation,’ you'll find many attorneys and paralegals who offer to do it for you. Note that their services aren’t cheap, and sometimes, they are not necessary. Here’s when it’s safe to do the preparation yourself:
- You have all the necessary financial information (family property, debts, etc.)
- Your spouse agrees with getting a divorce, dividing your assets, and wants to be fair about child support and custody
- You are also fine with the terms mentioned above
It’s always best to consult with an attorney before a divorce, but you can also DIY the document preparation and save money.
Divorces aren’t easy, and you should be thorough when preparing for one. Prepare the documents ahead of time—even before you announce your decision to your spouse. When divorce is imminent, a distressed partner can try to hide or dispose of the debt documents, title deeds, and similar and make the process difficult.
Talk to an attorney before and after getting the divorce documents. They can tell you what documents you need and assess your situation better when the paperwork is neat.
You need a whole binder of documents if you want to prepare for your divorce right. You should compile the documents from the following table for an airtight divorce process:
|Document Type||What To Include|
|Real estate documents||
|Insurance and pension documents||
|Personal assets documents||
|Credit and debt documents||
|Partnership and business documents||
|Estate planning documents||
Divorce document preparation is difficult, but you are not alone. DoNotPay can help guide you through the drafting processes or even draft some documents for you. You don’t need a contract template or expensive lawyers. We have guides for numerous documents and a wide database of guides with legal information, including state-specific guides and solutions.
If you sign up for DoNotPay, you can create customized legal documents in three steps:
- Open our website and log into your account
- Enter the name of the document you need
- Answer the questions from our website’s chatbot so we can personalize your doc
And that’s it—we’ll get your document ready, and you will be able to download, print, and sign it.
DoNotPay can do much more than help with divorce document preparation. We draw up various documents for you:
- Prenuptial agreement
- Custody agreement
- Promissory note
- Child care authorization form
- Bill of sale
- Non-compete agreement
- Non-disclosure agreement
- Independent contractor agreement
- Lease agreement
- LLC operating agreement
- General affidavit
- Intent to purchase real estate
- General business contract
- Quitclaim deed
- Estoppel certificate
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