OurHouseDivided.com guides you to create your own comprehensive separation agreement online by completing a series of self-guided forms. 

Once you complete the forms, you simply press a button and the site generates a complete separation agreement - child and property issues.  

 

 
Please scroll through the following questions to see if your question is answered below.  If not, a link to our contact page is placed at the end of this section.

Will this site work for my state/province/country?

How long does it take to complete the site?

Does the registration fee for the site include the Court filing fees?

Do we have to appear in Court if we use this site?

What is your refund policy?

What is your 110% guarantee?

I see that you recommend that separate attorneys review the completed document before signing and submitting it to Court.  Do we HAVE to do this? 

We have no major credit cards!  Can we send in payment by money order?

We're unsure which state to file in?

Can we use your site if one spouse is out of the country?

We have no children together.  Is there a version of your site that does not include child custody information?

Is there any time limit for our use of the site?

Can we work on the site from two different locations at the same time?

Do we both use the same login ID and password?

Do we have to wait until we complete all forms before printing out documents?

Can I let a friend use my registration  by changing the names and other personal information?

How can this site be used by unmarried couples with children?

Can this site be used by Gay/Lesbian couples who are separating?

Can I use the site to create an initial proposal that I can use to begin discussions and the separation process?

 

Q: Will this site work for my state/province/country?

A: Yes. The issues of separation are universal.  OurHouseDivided.com guides you to generate your Property Settlement Agreement, specifying how to handle the issues of your divorce - and Child Care Plan (if you have children).

The site also generates a spreadsheet, listing  the division of your assets and liabilities and  financial disclosure forms for you and your spouse that are required by the Court if you must submit your Agreement to Court.

In cases with no minor children, you will most likely not be required to submit your Agreement to Court.  If your situation involves minor children, we link you to the child support guidelines of your state/province.  

Q: How long does it take to complete the site?

A: The answer to your question is a very definite, it depends!  Some couples have completed the site in one sitting.  It depends on how complex your situation is, how much you want/need to discuss the different options, etc.  You can go as fast as you want.  It's up to you.  Sorry we cant be more specific but it really does depend on each situation (i.e. kids,  lots of assets, etc.) Contact us at support@ourdivorceagreement.com for specific questions related to your particular situation.

Q: Does the registration fee for the site include the Court filing fees?

A: No. If your situation requires you to submit your Agreement to your local court, the required filing fee is not included.  Contact the Clerk of the Court that handles separations/divorces in your jurisdiction to inquire what the filing fee is in yours.  These are paid by you at the time you file your documents.  It is our best information that no online divorce site includes the cost of filing in the price of their product/service.

Q: Do we have to appear in Court if we use this site?

A: Generally, if your separation does not involve minor children, you are not required to submit your Separation Agreement to the Court.  If you have minor children together, it may be necessary/beneficial to submit your Agreement to the Court for approval.  Each state and each court has its own requirements for whether or not couples filing an uncontested separation agreement must appear in court.  Some allow them to simply properly file the necessary paperwork. Others require a court hearing.  The clerk of your county divorce court that you want to file in should be able to tell you.  I am posting here a website that has many court websites:  http://www.ncsconline.org/D_KIS/info_court_web_sites.html    If your court is not listed there, just look up the divorce court of your jurisdiction in the phone book.

Q: What is your refund policy? 

A: Once someone enters the purchased area of OurHouseDivided.com, one has immediate access to every bit of information we offer separating couples.  Therefore, we have a strict no refund policy.  We offer all of the information we can to you in order to make an informed decision about what our site can offer you, including an online demonstration.  Please review the information portion of the site carefully before you make a purchase.  If you have questions that are not answered on the site or here, please feel free to contact us at support@ourdivorceagreement.com with your specific question.

Q: What is your 110% guarantee?  

A: If you purchase our site and demonstrate that you have found a more comprehensive Separation Agreement, we'll refund 110% of your purchase price, guaranteed!

Q: I see that you recommend that separate attorneys review the completed document before signing and submitting it to Court.  Do we HAVE to do this? 

A: Can we "make" you consult with separate attorneys?  Of course not.  However, we feel that it's inexpensive "insurance" for making sure you both do something that is in your individual - as well as mutual - self interest.  We ask you to agree to acknowledge that we have urged you to do so in the first step of our registration process.  We do provide referrals to inexpensive legal advice through our attorney affiliate sites.  

Q: We have no major credit cards!  Can we send in payment by money order?

A: Yes. (just to be sure you know, we also accept American Express and Discover in addition to Visa and Mastercard) we can accommodate your request.  Please send a  money order for $199.00 to: Mediation First; 101 Crescent Avenue; Louisville, KY 40206.  Please include your email address and phone number and we'll contact you when we receive payment to complete your registration.

Q: We're unsure which jurisdiction to file in?  

A: If you must file your Separation Agreement with the Court, each jurisdiction has its own residency requirements.  The clerk of your court that handles separations/divorces should be able to tell you their residency requirements.  I am posting here a website that has many court websites:  http://www.ncsconline.org/D_KIS/info_court_web_sites.html    If your court is not listed there, just look up the divorce court of your jurisdiction in the phone book.

Q: Can we use your site if one spouse is out of the country?  

A: Yes, your situation is perfect for our site.  Assuming you have lived in your jurisdiction for the required residency period you can use the site no matter where the other spouse is residing.   And with our site, you can both go online to work on the site.  If you have a reasonably priced phone plan or an internet phone service, you can even be on the site at the same time and talk about each category. 

Q: We have no children together.  Is there a version of your site that does not include child custody information?

A: Yes.  In the registration, there is a place to mark "no children" and the site deletes any references to child-related issues.  You then focus exclusively on the property issues, which are very complete - from the typical autos to frequent flyer miles and country club memberships!

Q: Is there any limit for our use of the site?

A: Your one time payment of the site fee entitles you to unlimited use of the site.  You may continue to make changes and corrections to the site as long as you wish.  You can even use the site to modify your Agreement after the initial separation if you have minor children.

Q: Can we work on the site from two different locations at the same time?

A: Yes, you can.  You may discuss your choices by phone as you work from two different computers at the same time.  You would both login with the same password and you would designate one of you as the "entry person."  Each time the entry person makes a selection that you both agree with, the other person will click "refresh" on his/her browser and the entry will be displayed.  You may do this throughout the site.  Care needs to be taken that you are both not entering choices.  This will create conflicting results.

Q: Do we both use the same login ID and password?

A: Yes.  Each couple is treated as one "client couple."  You will need to share the same Login ID and password for the duration of your use of the site.

Q: Do we have to wait until we complete all forms before printing out documents?

A: No, you can print out a sample document with the items that you have completed at any time.  If you are printing the Agreement Document before completing all of the forms, you will receive a warning message, but you will be able to review your work at any point in time.

Q: Can I let a friend use my registration  by changing the names and other personal information?

A: The site is designed for use by one couple only.  Once you have entered your profile information, it cannot be changed without permission secured through our office.  One purchased use of the site is to be used by one couple.

Q: How can this site be used by unmarried couples with children?

A: Simply click the check box in the registration profile that is labeled, "unmarried/separating" and the proper language for your situation will be inserted in the Memorandum of Understanding.

Q: Can this site be used by Gay/Lesbian couples who are separating?

A: The range of issues and decisions dealt with on the site do apply to Gay/Lesbian/Transgender (G/L/T) couples.  We have crafted an Agreement format that should work for most such situations.  Follow the instructions above for unmarried couples.  Since the law is evolving in this area, it is particularly important for G/L/T couples to secure independent legal advice before attempting to file their Agreement with a Court in their jurisdiction.  

At the time of the development of this site, we are unfamiliar with terms that refer to the individuals of G/L/T couples in a way that "husband" and "wife" work for heterosexual couples.  Therefore, at the outset of the use of the form, a G/L/T couple will need to designate each as "husband" or "wife" and remain consistent throughout the site.  We are open to other ways of handling this situation in a way that honors all couples and all sexual orientations.  Please contact us at the email address below with your feedback. 

Q: Can I use the site to create an initial proposal that I can use to begin discussions and the separation process?

A:  OurHouseDivided.com is set up to handle such an application.  The partner who wants to use the site for creating an initial proposal needs to register, complete the guidelines agreement process by checking and initialing his/her box and checking the spouses box and placing "XXX" in the initials box for the non-participating spouse.  The participating partner then may place his/her email address in the client registration form for both partners so that no notice is sent to the non-participating partner upon registration.  The participating partner should then email us with the login and his/her name and state that the site is being used to create an initial proposal.  We will keep this statement on file.  The site may then be used to create the proposal. 

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