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Divorces do not need to involve courtrooms and lengthy disputes. Often, it is possible to keep costs and delays to a minimum with the help of an experienced divorce lawyer to mediate, negotiate or collaborate on a fair agreement.
If you’re experiencing difficulties in reaching an agreement with your ex-spouse, the divorce lawyers at Wyoming Legal Group can help. Start with a free case evaluation.
Wyoming removed the option of an at-fault divorce some years ago – to streamline the divorce process and remove unnecessary delays and court action.
So, Wyoming is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that spouses do not need to prove who was at fault for the marriage breakdown. In the past, this was often a complex and protracted process that took up court time unnecessarily.
Now, spouses only need to show that there are “irreconcilable differences” or one of the spouses has “incurable insanity”.
In most divorce cases, one or both spouses testify in court that there are “irreconcilable differences”. That may be sufficient for the judge to sign the decree and grant the divorce.
In contested divorces, either spouse may bring up the errant behavior of the other spouse as evidence to the judge when considering disputed aspects of the divorce like property division or child custody decisions.
The State of Wyoming stipulates the following residency requirements before a divorce can be granted:
You must have a legally acceptable reason for divorce. In Wyoming, the two reasonable grounds for divorce are as follows:
Almost all divorces in Wyoming are due to “irreconcilable differences”. This is where there is no hope of the spouses reconciling and a divorce can be granted whether one spouse or both spouses believe it to be so.
“Incurable insanity” is only a valid reason if your spouse has been admitted to a mental hospital and has stayed there for a minimum of two years before you file for divorce.
If this applies in your case, your spouse will be provided with a guardian to assist through the court process and a county attorney to defend him/her in court – the charges for which you will be responsible.
Assuming you meet the residential requirements for divorce in Wyoming and have valid grounds, you can begin the court process.
This will usually involve the following steps:
Wyoming is different from some other states. Here, one spouse must file for divorce even in uncontested cases. That is, one spouse (the “plaintiff”) must organize the preparation and signing of the paperwork and serve them to the other.
You cannot file the petition jointly. If you’re the “plaintiff”, you will need some (or all) of the following forms, depending on your circumstances:
Check with your local court clerk to verify that the forms you submit cover the requirements for your county.
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