Before you file for divorce, there are a few things you have to consider. Perhaps most importantly, you need to know if your marriage meets the divorce requirements of your particular state. Since the laws can vary by state, it’s imperative that you learn your state’s individual requirements for divorce and ensure that you meet those requirements before you try to take the process any further.
Military divorces bring myriad issues and concerns with them that most divorces do not, which can make it harder for courts to decide how things are divided if a married couple splits up. As with most divorces, the most highly contested issues in a military divorce seem to be money and children. More specifically, people are often concerned with: What custody arrangements will be reached, how military pensions will be divided, and how much child support they will have to pay, if any.
Not many people would describe divorce as an enjoyable process. Even if the divorce is in the best interests of everyone involved, and even if your life improves drastically after divorcing, the litigation process itself can be financially and emotionally draining. Divorce is different in each state, based on anything ranging from state specific laws, values or even cost of living. A divorce attorney recently wondered which states faced the most difficult divorces, and the results may surprise you.
Child custody is a difficult topic to tackle. No matter what custody arrangement is reached, your relationship with your child may never be the same.