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:
- 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
- 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:
- Review and sign the divorce papers.
- File the Complaint for Divorce and related documents with the Circuit Clerk.
- 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.
Forms are specific to the state of Arkansas and DivorceWriter offers a money back guarantee if your documents are not accepted by the Court.
Where to find Blank State Forms
If you prefer to complete your forms on your own, they can be directly downloaded from Arkansas Legal Services