Arkansas allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
Arkansas Residency Requirements
One of the spouses must have been a resident of Arkansas for 60 days before filing for divorce. The divorce cannot be finalized until one of the spouses has been a resident of the state for 3 full months.
Grounds For Divorce
The "no-fault" grounds for divorce in Arkansas require the Husband and Wife to have lived separate and apart from each other for eighteen (18) continuous months without sexual relations.
You may select the no-fault ground, or any of the following fault grounds; adultery, impotence, habitual drunkenness for one (1) year, your spouse has committed
a felony, cruel and barbarous treatment, your spouse has offered such indignities to you that it has rendered his or her condition intolerable, or your spouse has failed to provide you with the common necessities of life.
Filing Your Arkansas Divorce
After completing the online interview, DivorceWriter sends you the divorce forms you prepared online along with detailed Arkansas filing procedures.
The basic steps for filing your divorce are as follows:
- Your spouse signs the Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service of Summons and/or the Affidavit of Consent.
- You file the Complaint for Divorce and related documents with the Circuit Clerk and pay the filing fee.
- You schedule a hearing with the Circuit Clerk.
- Both spouses attend the hearing.
- The Judge signs the Decree of Divorce finalizing your divorce.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
If you select an Arkansas divorce without children, you are selecting the following forms:
If you select an Arkansas divorce with children, you are selecting the non-children forms as well as:
- Domestic Relations Cover Sheet
- Complaint for Divorce and Verification
- Affidavit of Corroborating Witness
- Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Service of Summons
- Answer to Complaint for Divorce
- Property Settlement Agreement
- Decree of Divorce
Forms are specific to the state of Arkansas and DivorceWriter offers a money back guarantee if your documents are not accepted by the Court.
- Affidavit of Financial Means