Divorcing from your spouse can be an emotionally traumatic and financially draining process. Not surprisingly, this is a tremendous source of stress, but this stress can be worsened when individuals are uninformed about these legal proceedings. Learning the answers to the following two questions about divorces will help you to be better informed during these proceedings, which can help you to feel less stress and more confidence through these proceedings.
What Is A No Fault Divorce?
It is an unfortunate fact that many states require couples to have a reason for divorcing. For example, it is common for these states to have adultery or irreconcilable differences as approved reasons. Unfortunately, this requirement further complicates the divorce process because you may need to show cause for the needing the divorce.
Luckily, there are many states that allow individuals to file for a no-fault divorce. With this type of divorce, there is no need to choose a reason for needing the divorce, and this can make the process more expedient because the other spouse will have fewer legal recourses to delay the divorce proceedings.
What Happens To Child Support If The Other Spouse Loses Their Job?
For couples with children, it is necessary to address the matter of child support. This is a form of financial payments designed to help the spouse with primary custody care for their children. Unfortunately, there can be many disputes that may arise over these payments. A common situation occurs when the spouse that is responsible for the payments loses their employment.
If the spouse qualifies for unemployment benefits, then these benefits can be used to satisfy the child support requirements. However, they may need to petition the court for reduced payments until they are able to secure stable employment. In instances where the spouse is not receiving these benefits, they may petition the courts for a temporary reprieve from these payments. Interestingly, the payments that are missed during unemployment are not forgiven, but rather, they are simply delayed until employment is reestablished.
Being involved in a divorce may be one of the most stressful experiences that you can go through, but if you are well-informed about this process, you should be in a better position to understand what is needed of you and what to expect throughout this process. By knowing what a no-fault divorce is and how child support is handled during periods of unemployment, you may find defending your rights during a divorce to be simpler than you originally thought. Talk to a lawyer, like the ones at Grenadier, Starace, Duffett & Keisler, PC, for more help with your divorce.Share
22 June 2015
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