5 Basic Steps to Getting a Divorce
Posted on Jan 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
Admitting that you want a
divorce is never easy. However, the process of divorce itself does not have to
be a nightmare like it is often portrayed in the media. Based on what
state you reside in, there are five basic steps that you will need to
take in order to get divorced from your spouse. You must first prove that
you are a legal resident of the state in which you are seeking a divorce.
In addition to residency, you must have "grounds," or cause
for ending your marriage. In some states you may simply need to state
"irreconcilable differences," while in others you may have to
be more specific.
Next, the divorce papers must be served at your local courthouse and your
spouse and his/her attorney must receive copies. Once your spouse has
a copy, he/she will be given the chance to dispute the divorce. If he/she
contests the filing, you are likely to wind up in court once or several
times. And finally, you will have to discuss the division of assets with
your spouse along with important issues such as
child support, and/or
child custody. If you are going through a divorce and many of these matters are weighing
on your mind, get help today from a
Jacksonville family lawyer by
contacting Hutchinson Law. We can stand by your side throughout your divorce which may make the
process easier and less stressful for you.