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Preparing for the Do-It-Yourself Divorce

Contents

    Information You Will Need

    The Do-It-Yourself Divorce will ask you for information you might not have with you now. You can save time by printing the Divorce with Minor Children Worksheet or Divorce without Minor Children Worksheet before you start. Use the worksheet to gather the information you need. The more information you have when you begin, the less you will have to gather later.

    How the Forms Work

    You will be asked a series of questions, and your answers will be used to create your divorce forms. If you don't know the answer to a question, you can leave it blank, but you may need to fill that information in by hand before you file your court forms. Once you finish, you can choose to print your documents or save them.

    Create an Account on Law Help Interactive (LHI)

    You will be redirected from this website to the LawHelp Interactive website to prepare your forms. Depending on your situation, you may spend 30-90 minutes answering questions. If you can’t finish in one session, you should create a LawHelp Interactive (LHI) account and save your answers before you exit. We strongly recommend that you log in before you start. If you create an account, make sure to write your username and password somewhere safe. You need them to log back in and get your saved answers. 

    You can exit at any time by clicking on “Finish at the bottom right of the screen. If you're logged in, you can save your answers for later use.

    Sample Parenting Time Schedules

    If you and your spouse have minor children together, you will be asked about custody and parenting time arrangements. You may not know where to start when making a parenting time schedule. Many people find it helpful to first review one or more of our sample parenting time schedules. You can read the schedules before starting the Do-It-Yourself Divorce. The following sample parenting time schedules are available to review and print:

    You should also contact your county's Friend of the Court office to see if it has a standard parenting time schedule you can use in your divorce.