In any divorce, it can be hard to know what to do first and what can wait. Your entire life is being upended and with so much to do, you might not even know where to start.
It's always interesting to know which areas have a high rate of divorce. Why? Knowing the cities where divorces take place can give you a good idea about the stress level and financial situations people are in there.
With your divorce, your preference has always been to be able to settle outside court. You don't want to have conflicts or to drag out the divorce because you and your spouse don't get along.
After you and your spouse divorce, you intend to move out of the area. Over time, you've realized that you're too far from your siblings and parents. Your family is hours away, and you don't feel like it's fair to you or your child.
It's probably not something most people think about when there are larger issues at play, but what do you think would happen if you were forced to quarantine with a spouse that you're divorcing? What would happen if you were forced to stay close to someone who you didn't get along with well anymore?
When you're getting a divorce, there is sometimes the reality that you could file in one of two different states (or more). Usually, the state where you hold residency will be where you file, but you might opt to file in the state where you got married or in the state where your spouse lives.
One concern you may have during your divorce is the risk of having to take on your spouse's student loan debt. The good news for some people is that student loans that their spouse took out before marriage will stay in that spouse's name. Unfortunately, if your spouse went to school while you were together, that could be a different situation.
Divorces are complex and difficult times in people's lives. Even if a person is happy to go through the divorce and to move on, it can be hard to take on the extra costs of living alone and the expense of a divorce.
When you think about divorce, you probably think of all of the emotions that come with it. In law, divorces are nothing more than the division of marriages on paper. Marriages are, at least in a legal sense, a kind of business arrangement. Marriage provides you with certain benefits, like tax deductions and certain protections, and divorce severs you from them.
During your divorce, it's normal to feel alienated, lonely and even depressed. You may have distanced yourself from your estranged spouse's family and your shared friends and started to move on.