Understanding the Basics of Divorce Law
If divorce is your first encounter with the legal system, you might soon feel overwhelmed by the court processes, dealing with lawyers, and other intimidating legal mumble jumble you want to get rid of as quickly as possible. Here are a few basics of divorce law to help you cruise through the process.
First, you need to know that you cannot divorce unless you meet the minimum state requirements.
For example, some states require you to have resided in the state for a minimum of six months before you file a petition for a divorce.
Additionally, couples should decide on fundamental issues such as property and debt division before the divorce is settled. Several complex laws relate to these issues, including federal tax and property laws. These laws must be adhered to during the divorce process, and couples must agree on these issues before a divorce is approved.
The couple also must adhere to statutory guidelines on determining child custody and the minimum amount required for child support after the divorce. Check out the video link above to learn more about divorce law.