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Divorce is a court procedure that dissolves a marriage. When a divorce is finalized, each person is then free to remarry if they choose. All states require the spouse filing for the divorce to be a resident of that state. Understanding of the Divorce Chronology can better help you to understand the process.
Each state has their own procedure for divorce. The majority of states adopt the "no fault" approach to divorce, while some retain a "fault" divorce system.
Getting a legal separation may the first step when seeking a divorce. If spousal abuse, domestic violence or threatening behavior is an issue, a restraining order may be necessary. Spousal support or alimony are issue that may be best resolved in your favor is handled by an attorney; who may also be necessary if there is a need for an enforcement of decree. Any pre-nuptial agreement you may have entered into may have a bearing on your divorce settlement.