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With 123DivorceMe you complete ALL the required Massachusetts specific forms and Marital Settlement Agreement online yourself without the cost of a lawyer. In less than 1 hour you can have your completed divorce forms ready for signing, addressing property/debt division, custody, support, name changes, and more. Instantly print your completed paperwork from your own computer, sign, and file for divorce today.
Residency Requirements: 12 Months
Where to File: County in which the spouses last lived togther or the county in which the Petitioner or Respondent resides
No-Fault Grounds: Irretrievable Breakdown
Filing Spouse: Petitioner/ Co -Petitioner
Non-Filing Spouse: Respondent/ Co-Petitioner
Court Title: Commonwealth of MA, The Trial Court, The Probate and Family Court Department, ( ) Division
Waiting Period to Re-Marry: None
You or your spouse must meet the Massachusetts residency requirements for the Family Court to have jurisdiction of your case. The requirements before filing your Petition For Divorce (the document that initiates your divorce) are as follows:
One of the spouses must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts if the grounds for divorce occurred in Massachusetts. If the grounds for divorce occurred outside the state of Massachusetts then one spouse must be a resident of the state for at least 1 year.
In order to use this service, you and your spouse must agree (or eventually agree) on getting the divorce. Your spouse's participation is minimal, being he or she will only have to sign a few documents and return them to you for filing with the court.
The most common "uncontested" ground for divorce in Massachusetts is:
irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
All of your documents will be current according to Massachusetts statutes and will address over 100 issues. A few of these issues are; assets, property, current debts, future debts, insurances, retirement and pension accounts, spousal support/alimony, real estate, small businesses, tax filings, name changes, and professional fees. If you have children, our service will also address physical and legal custody arrangements, visitation schedules, child support, and health and medical coverage.
If you desire, you can visit the Massachusetts State Website for more information about Massachusetts divorce laws.
Our service will utilize the most effective procedures in which to get an uncontested divorce. By applying these simplified rules permitted by your local court, your divorce will be simple and affordable. These court rules are as follows:
An action for divorce on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage may be instituted by filing: 1. a petition signed by both spouses; 2. a sworn affidavit that an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage exists; and 3. a notarized separation agreement signed by both spouses. A marital settlement agreement is an acceptable substitute for a separation agreement. No summons will be required. Such petitions are to be given a speedy hearing.
Joint Affidavit Under M.G.L.Ch 208, Sec. 1A
Joint Petition For Divorce Under M.G.L. Ch. 208, Sec. 1A
Marital Settlement Agreement
Schedule for Visitation/Parenting Time of Minor Children
Child Support Guidelines and Worksheet
Affidavit Disclosing Care or Custody Proceedings
Motion for Ordering Requirement of Parenting Class
Financial Statement (Short Form for Wife)
Financial Statement (Short Form for Husband)
Financial Statement (Long Form for Wife)
Financial Statement (Long Form for Husband)
Monthly Self Employment or Business Income (Schedule A)
Rent From Income Producing Property (Schedule B)
Order for Support, Health Insurance, and Income Assignment
Request for Trial - Pre-Trial Assignment
Certificate of Absolute Divorce (Chap. 208, Sec. 46 G.L.)
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