Day: January 10, 2019

Major Steps That Every Divorce Follows

Although marriage rates across the United States have dropped in recent years, marriage is still popular. Currently, the United States marriage rate stands at roughly seven people of every 1,000 Americans getting married each year, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The divorce rate is roughly half of its counterpart, currently holding true at 3.2 people getting divorces each year for every 1,000 Americans. Whether you’ve been in a relationship for several decades or several days, every divorce will include a number of major steps that lawyers help clients with each and every day. Without further ado, here are the most important steps that divorces follow here in the United States.

Filing Petitions

Courts of law that oversee divorces in the United States must be petitioned for divorce proceedings to begin. Once both parties in a married couple agree that they want to go through with divorce, just one of them petitions a court of law to seek out the divorce. Not all states require one side of married couples to be at fault for getting divorced, though some require them to name things like cheating or abandonment. Most divorces are filed as being caused by irreconcilable … Read More

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