- STEP BY STEP GUIDE -
STEP 1 - 2 ways to download the required Delaware divorce papers:
Option A - BLANK DELAWARE DIVORCE PAPERS
Option B - HAVE DIVORCE PAPERS FILLED IN FOR YOU!
- $299 Professional Service
STEP 2 - You will need to your original marriage certificate from the Division of Public Health and Vital Statistics (located at 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901 Phone: (302) 744-4549).
STEP 3 - The spouses will need to meet together in order to fill out the following forms. Be sure to fill-out, and sign all forms in front of a public notary:
- Divorce Petition
- Information Statement
- Affidavit of Children's Rights (if children)
- Request for Notice (Be sure to check the box in Section B to "Please Withhold Issuance of Summons")
- Separation Agreement
- Stipulation to Incorporate Separation Agreement
The spouse filing for divorce may file the above forms at the county court clerk's office where you reside. You will have to pick up a form named the Division of Public Health and Vital Statistics, fill this form out at the clerk's office and attach with your documents.
The filing fee to pay the clerk is $150.
*If your spouse is on active military service - At this time, you will need to get a form from the clerk named the "Waiver of Rights Under the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act" and send it in the mail. Upon return, he or she will need to file this with the clerk.