Here are some helpful resources and links to help you through the separation and divorce process.
State Divorce Resources and Laws: This state divorce resource directory makes it easy for you to easily access state divorce laws, divorce forms specifically written for your state, child support guidelines and calculators, along with divorce lawyers and other professionals practicing in the surrounding area. Click on your state to find the resources and information for your area.
Your Divorce Advisor – There are a huge number of Divorce advisors available online and locally. Before lawyering up and getting yourself locked into a contractual agreement, this resource outlines a solid roadmap on what steps to take throughout the divorce. This is a great first step in understanding the processes that will help avoid lengthy and expensive discussions with a lawyer.
Legal Jargon – Given how complicated divorce settlements can be, the legal terminology can be confusing. From Ab Initio to Voir Dire, legal language often includes latin and french terms, and it’s imperative that people going through a divorce understand them.
Amicable Divorce App – This app aims to make the divorce process as painless as possible. It reduces the amount of time spent with a lawyer by creating a checklist of all documents needed from both parties. Couples can also share documents and information all in one place.
I Can’t Afford A Divorce: Many people feel that they simply can’t afford a divorce because they don’t have any savings and can’t afford to hire a lawyer. There are ways to get a divorce, even if your funds are limited. You can use legal aid services or pro bono lawyers.
- Help for kids of divorce
- Resources for parents
- Resources for adult children and grandparents
- Better options for managing the legal process
- Life after divorce
- Parent alienation and high-conflict divorce
American Bar Association Lawyer Referral Directory: The American Bar Association Lawyer Referral Directory allows you to select a state to view information about lawyer referral programs in that state.
Annuity.org: Understanding how annuities and structured settlements work can be extremely difficult — but not nearly as difficult as a divorce.
Association for Conflict Resolution: Information about “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” including mediation and arbitration.
Child Support Guidelines: A guide to help interpret and apply child support guidelines in the US.
Divorce 360: Provides help, advice and community for people contemplating, going through or recovering from divorce and the issues around it — custody, child support, alimony and litigation.
Divorce ONLINE: Articles and information on the financial, legal, psychological, real-estate, and other aspects of divorce. Additionally, you can turn to the Professional Referral section of Divorce Online to locate professional assistance near you.
Divorce Magazine.com: Provides information and advice about divorce law, divorce lawyers, family law, children and divorce, and other divorce-related issues as well as information on divorce professionals such as family lawyers and online divorce. At Divorce Magazine, we realize that going through a divorce is a very delicate matter, and we’re here to help you through the divorce and separation process.
Divorce Central.com: Gives separated and divorced individuals the opportunity to communicate with others who are in various stages of decision-making, mourning, mediating, settling, or litigating.
Divorce HQ.com: A source for divorce issues including attorneys/lawyers, mediators, alimony, child support, child custody, visitation, separation agreements, financial, divorce services, free child support calculator, and more.
Wife.org: The Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.