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Divorce is hard on all the family members. Division of assets, child custody, alimony, spousal maintenance, etc, all these issues can help to antagonize the situation and drive the couple further apart. Even with couples that start out on good terms, contentious issues like money and assignment of debt can create problems that can lead to splinters within a family and can have lasting implications. A capable divorce lawyer can handle these and other controversial issues so you and your former spouse do not have to come to blows.

The reasons for a marriages not working out can be as varied and as intricate as the couples themselves. For the most part couples try to iron out problems and disagreements, if not for the sake of their future relationship, for the benefit of their children.

Surprisingly the process of divorce is similar in every state. There are minute differences in protocol or terminology but for the most part, the procedure is identical. In any case, it is always a good idea to have an experienced divorce lawyer on your side to lookout for your best interests.

Some states suggest that the couple separate first before filing for dissolution of marriage. Legal separation is an option not a requirement but some families find they can resolve many issues during this time and even if they chose to continue with the divorce, they can proceed in a much more amicable atmosphere. A legal separation can include the same rights and orders from family court as a legal divorce.

Court orders from a family court for a legal separation can include:

  • Child custody
  • Visitation rights
  • Child support
  • Division of property
  • Assignment of debt
  • Spousal support
  • Spousal maintenance

A couple wishing to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage must meet the residency requiems in their jurisdiction. That means that the filing or petitioning spouse must have lived in the county where he/she is filing for the legally required amount of time. Residency requirements vary widely from state to state. The amount of time can be as short as 90 days or as long as two years depending on the state and if both spouses are in agreement with the petition for dissolution of marriage.

Do not try to face this difficult time alone, have a qualified divorce lawyer on your side if you are filing for dissolution of marriage. A divorce lawyer can bring clarity to divorce negotiations without the confusion of emotions or the hindrance of passion.

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