Step 4: Do it yourself or hire a lawyer?
DIY divorce (Free)
If your spouse and you agree on all the issues of your divorce, then you will not require a lawyer. You can file the divorce papers on your own and get a divorce. If you want any help with the paperwork and with the legal procedures during the filing stage, then the court will assign a counselor to help you.
All you need to do is fill out the forms, which come along with specific instructions on the information you need to provide. These documents have information regarding your family situation, division of assets, custody and support arrangements, etc. Once the forms are completed, you can file them with the county clerk.
Online Divorce Service (Low Costing)
If you’re not really sure about how to go about filling the right forms to file for divorce, you can use the services of an online divorce service which is a good solution for an uncontested divorce in Oregon. The best option on the market is 3stepdivorce.com as mentioned above (Read our review).
Online services prepare all your documents for you based on the information provided by you and also give you detailed instructions on how to complete your divorce case on your own, and also file your documents in the appropriate county court. And, all this is done by the online service at a nominal fee which they charge for their services.
Attorney Divorce Trial (Expensive)
If your spouse and you do not agree on the various issues of the divorce, then it is a contested divorce and your court will go to trial where it will be heard by a judge.
Your spouse and you will require a divorce attorney who will present and argue the case on your behalf in court and also present the evidence, witness testimonies, etc. Typically, divorce trials take a very long time and are quite expensive too as you need to bear the fees of the divorce lawyers, which can be quite high.