Guidelines for Divorce

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What Are Some Guidelines to Follow when Getting Divorced?

Divorce can often be a complex and highly emotional experience. Legal speaking, there are many issues that can arise during the divorce process. When getting divorced, here are some guidelines to follow when filing:

Also, divorce laws can be different from place to place. So, you may wish to check your local and state laws if you have any questions about the laws in your area. For example, the divorce timeframe and residency requirements may be different in each state.

Does Divorce Involve Other Legal Issues?

In most divorce cases, at least a few different legal issues will arise during the process. This is especially the case if the couple has been married for a long time now, such as 10 or 20 years. Some legal issues that commonly arise during divorce may include:

Divorce is a major life change and can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life. You may wish to enlist the services of a legal professional if you need guidance during the process.

What Is "No-Fault Divorce"?

No-fault divorce laws allow a couple to file for divorce even though neither party has any major fault with one another. Alls states have some form of no-fault divorce law, but the details of filing may differ slightly.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Divorce Laws?

Getting a divorce generally requires the assistance of a qualified family law attorney. You may wish to hire an attorney if you need help and representation for a divorce proceeding. Your lawyer can oversee the process in detail to ensure that all the necessary papers and forms are in order. Also, your lawyer can be available to represent you during the court meetings and hearings.

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Last Modified: 02-05-2014 04:31 PM PST

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