District of Columbia Online Divorce

When you think about filing for divorce in Washington DC, the first thing that tends to come to mind is a long process, lots of divorce papers and hassle. If you are considering an uncontested divorce you are already going through a difficult period, and the last thing you need is to prolong this even further. Luckily, thanks to GetDivorcePapers.com you do not need to worry.

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What Are Grounds for Divorce in District of Columbia?

When you file for divorce, you must file based on a ground for divorce. Grounds are the legal reason you are filing for divorce. There are both fault and no-fault grounds. In D.C. the following are the allowed grounds:

  • You and your spouse have mutually lived separate and apart for 6 months.
  • You and your spouse have lived separate and apart for 1 year, but there was not a mutual agreement to live separately.
  • You can file as living separate and apart while living in the same home IF you and your spouse are pursuing separate lives and have not shared a bedroom. You will need to show that you do not go out as a couple, share meals, pay bills together, or any other things married couples do.

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  • How much does it cost to get a divorce in Washington DC?

    The divorce filing fee is $80 and is paid directly to the court. The additional costs involved in filing for divorce will differ depending on a number of variables like document preparation, attorney fees if you hire an attorney, mediation for any issues you and your spouse do not agree on, service fees to serve your spouse if necessary, etc. Our fee to prepare your forms is $139. We can also include a fee waiver you can file with the court to ask them to waive the filing fee.

  • How long does it take to get a divorce in Washington DC?

    There not a waiting period for divorce in Washington DC, however your divorce in not finalized until 30 days after the court stamps the divorce order.

  • How to get an uncontested divorce in Washington DC?

    To file for divorce in Washington DC, your or your spouse must live in Washington DC for at least six months. For an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must agree to the terms of divorce including the division of assets and debts, child custody and support, alimony, etc.

  • What is a no-fault divorce in Washington DC?

    Washington DC is a no-fault state. That means there are no-fault grounds for divorce. Those grounds are: 1) Six month mutual and voluntary separation- you and your spouse have mutually agreed to separate and have been living separately for six months before the date you file for divorce 2) One year separation- mutual or not, you and your spouse have been living separate and apart for one year before the date you file for divorce.

  • How can I get a divorce in Washington DC when I don't know where my spouse is?

    While you do not need your spouse's signature to get a divorce, the court requires you to give your spouse notice of the divorce filing. If you do not know the location of your spouse, you will need to serve them by publication. This means that you will need to put ad in the local newspaper, of your spouse's last known location, giving notice of the divorce.

  • Do I have to go to the court to get the Divorce in Washington DC?

    You are able to efile the forms online. You can also go to court to file the initial forms with the court. You may need to appear for the Judge to sign off on the Final Decree. If you and your spouse agree to the terms of the divorce, there will not need to be a trial.

  • How is child support and custody settled in an Washington DC divorce?

    The court will always do what is in the best interest of the child. It is best that the parent frequent and continuing contact with the children. However, in some cases joint custody is not possible. The court will usually accept the terms that you and your spouse have agreed to as long as the interests of the child are protected.

    Child support is determined based on a state guideline amount. Any amounts paid for child care and health care are taken into consideration when calculating the amount for child support.

  • How are property, assets, and debts divided in an Washington DC divorce?

    Washington DC is an equitable distribution state. This means that in a divorce, the court will divide the assets in a fair and equitable manner. Equitable does not necessarily mean 50/50. There are several factors considered which includes:

    1. The length of the marriage.
    2. Each spouse's monetary and non-monetary contributions during the marriage.
    3. Each spouse's ability to earn a living after divorce.
    4. Whether either spouse committed adultery or abuse during the marriage.
    5. Each spouse's expected share of childcare responsibilities after the divorce.

    Most assets acquired during the marriage will be considered marital property and subject to division with the exception of gifts or inheritance.


  • How do I serve my spouse with divorce papers in Washington DC?

    You will need to serve your spouse with the initial divorce papers. You may (1) send the forms by certified mail, return receipt (2) regular mail with defendant's written acknowledgement 3) Hand deliver the forms – A third party over the age of 18. You cannot give the forms to your spouse yourself.