For same-sex couples that have been married, getting a divorce can provide unique challenges from those married to the opposite gender. The benefits of marriage for same-sex couples is particularly apparent in divorce. In divorce, the separating parties are able to transfer property and money completely tax free. The US government has adopted a position […]
How to Divorce: Getting Started
Because divorces in the United States are handled by individual states (usually through county courts) and not the federal government, the requirements for filing for a divorce vary depending on where the parties live. However, the process is fairly similar across most states. Although some states retain divorces for cause, all now also allow no-fault divorces. But “no-fault” doesn’t mean you can just walk into a courthouse, file your paperwork, and walk away divorced — most jurisdictions require mutual consent and/or a waiting period before a divorce can be granted. Knowing the requirements, the average costs, the timeline, and how to hire an attorney can help are all important factors in the beginning stages of the divorce process.
Getting a divorce can feel like finding your way out of a maze. Hopefully we can help. Unfortunately the best way to go through a divorce is with planning before marriage. A prenuptial agreement arranges most of the financial and child custody issues before marriage takes place. It’s like creating a map to get out […]