Divorce Without Children
A divorce ends a marriage and all direct legal relationships between the couple, except those specifically written out in the divorce decree. Such issues as spousal support, division of property and payment of debts may be addressed in a written agreement.
When both parties agree on these issues, the divorce is “uncontested.”
To obtain a divorce, one or both parties (depending on options available in your state) will file all required paperwork with the appropriate court, beginning with a petition (or complaint) for divorce. A divorce is granted by a judge after the necessary paperwork has been submitted, all required waiting periods have lapsed and all appearances before the judge are completed. In some cases it is not necessary to be physically present in the court to get a divorce.