Massachusetts 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.
Massachusetts Residency Requirements
If the breakdown of the marriage occurred in Massachusetts, you only needs to be a current resident of Massachusetts before filing.
If the breakdown of the marriage happened outside of Massachusetts (in another state), then you must have lived in Massachusetts for one year before filing.
Grounds For Divorce
The no-fault grounds for divorce in Massachusetts is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
Filing Your Massachusetts Divorce
The steps for filing your uncontested Massachusetts divorce are as follows:
- Review and sign the completed documents.
- File the Joint Petition for Divorce, Separation Agreement, and related documents with the Court Clerk.
- The judge signs the Judgment of Divorce finalizing your divorce.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
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