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Divorce Information by State

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Divorce Information by State

When it comes to a possible divorce, the last thing you want to do is to go into the process unprepared. The laws and procedures for getting a divorce differ by state and sometimes even by county. Below you will find links to helpful divorce resources for each state. For more information, you can also review FindLaw's state-specific Family Law Forms page.

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Alabama

Legal Aspects of Divorce [PDF] (Alabama State Bar)

Alaska

Filing for Dissolution, Divorce, or Custody (Alaska Court System)

Arizona

Self Service Forms (Arizona Supreme Court)

Arkansas

Court Forms (Arkansas Supreme Court)

California

Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment (California Courts)

Colorado

Divorce, Family Matters, Civil Unions (Colorado Judicial Branch)

Connecticut

Dissolution of Marriage in Connecticut (State of CT Judicial Branch)

Delaware

Divorce/Annulment Overview (Delaware State Courts)

District of Columbia

Free Divorce Clinic information (D.C. Bar Association)

Divorce Matters D.C. Courts)

Florida

Commonly Asked Questions on Divorce with Children [PDF] (6th Judicial Circuit of Florida)

Commonly Asked Questions on Divorce without Children [PDF] (6th Judicial Circuit of Florida)

Georgia

Filing for a Divorce (Georgia Gov)

Divorce Information (Clayton County)

Hawaii

Divorce Forms (Hawaii State Judiciary)

How to Proceed (Hawaii State Judiciary)

Idaho

Divorce, Property, and Debts: Things You Need to Know [PDF]

Illinois

Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Illinois State Judiciary)

How to File for Divorce in Illinois [PDF] (Southern Illinois University School of Law)

Indiana

Divorce (Indiana Legal Services)

Iowa

Divorce/Family Law (Iowa Court Information System)

Divorce: Things to Consider [PDF] (State of Iowa)

Divorce Matters: Coping with Stress and Change [PDF] (Iowa Cooperative Extension Service)

Kansas

Marriage and Divorce (Kansas Bar Association)

Divorce - An IRS Perspective (Kansas Bar Association)

Family Change, Separation & Divorce: A Manual for Parents (Kansas State University Extension)

Kentucky

The Legal Status of Women (Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service)

Divorce (Legal Aid Network of Kentucky)

Louisiana

Divorce in Louisiana [PDF] (Louisiana State Bar Association)

Community Property: What is mine? What is yours? [PDF] (Louisiana State Bar Association)

Maine

Divorce and Parental Rights in Maine (Pine Tree Legal Assistance/Maine Judicial Branch)

Divorce (State of Maine Judicial Branch)

Maryland

Family Law Information (Maryland Courts)

Family (Maryland Courts)

Massachusetts

The Divorce Process (Massachusetts Courts)

What Forms do I File for Divorce? (Massachusetts Courts)

Michigan

Michigan Marriage and Divorce (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services)

Family Law (State Bar of Michigan)

Minnesota

Divorce/Dissolution (Minnesota Judicial Branch)

Mississippi

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Mississippi? (The Mississippi Bar)

Missouri

Divorce (Missouri Bar Association)

Marriage & Divorce (Missouri State Website)

Montana

Ending Your Marriage (Montana Judicial Branch)

Nebraska

Divorce, Parenting and Support (Nebraska Supreme Court)

Nevada

Divorce (Family Law Self-Help Center)

Divorce Brochure (Nevada State Bar Association)

New Hampshire How to File for Divorce (New Hampshire Superior Court)
New Jersey

Self Help Resource Center (New Jersey Courts)

New Mexico

Self-Help Guide (New Mexico Courts)

Divorce (New Mexico Courts)

New York

Divorce FAQs (New York State Unified Court System)

North Carolina

Divorce and Child Support (North Carolina Court System)

North Dakota

What Can You Tell Me About Divorce Actions? (Legal Services of North Dakota)

Self-Represented Divorce Forms (North Dakota Supreme Court

Ohio

Marriage and Divorce Information (Ohio Department of Health)

Divorce With Children (Ohio Supreme Court)

Oklahoma

Is Divorce the Answer for You? (Oklahoma Bar Association)

The Six Types of Divorce [PDF] (OSU Extension)

Transitioning Through Divorce: Five Steps to a "Good" Divorce [PDF] (OSU Extension)

Oregon

Dissolution (Divorce), Annulments, and Legal Separations (Lane County Circuit Court)

Instructions and Forms for Summary Dissolution of Marriage Procedure (Oregon Courts)

Pennsylvania

Divorce & Separation [PDF] (Pennsylvania Bar Association)

Rhode Island

How Divorce Law Affects You (Rhode Island Bar Association)

South Carolina Self-Represented Litigant Simple Divorce Packets (South Carolina Judicial Department)
South Dakota

Divorce for the Self-Represented Litigant (South Dakota Unified Judicial System)

Marriage and Divorce (South Dakota Department of Health)

Tennessee Divorce in Tennessee (Nashville Bar Association)
Texas

Pro Se Divorce Handbook [PDF] (State Bar of Texas)

Utah

Getting a Divorce in Utah (Utah Courts)

Vermont

Divorce in Vermont (Vermont Judiciary)

Divorcing Someone in the Military (Vermont Judiciary)

How to Fill Out the Paperwork Required to Start a Divorce (Vermont Judiciary)

Virginia

Pro Se Divorce Brochure [PDF] (Circuit Court of Fairfax County)

Divorce in Virginia (Virginia State Bar)

Washington

General Information about Divorce [PDF] (Northwest Justice Project)

West Virginia

Divorce Packet Forms (West Virginia Judiciary)

Wisconsin

Divorce and Family Law Self-Help Law Center (Wisconsin Court System)

Basic Guide to Divorce/Legal Separation (University of Wisconsin Law School)

Wyoming Legal Help and Forms (Wyoming Judicial Branch)

Get More Information About Divorce in Your State by Talking to an Attorney

Divorce laws and procedures vary from state to state. Luckily, a local attorney will be familiar with the divorce laws of your state, and can help protect your rights during the divorce process. Reach out to a skilled divorce attorney near you today to get help with your divorce and ease some of the stress caused by divorce.

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