The process of getting divorced involves much more than simply signing divorce papers indicating that you no longer wish to be married to your spouse. Ending a marriage also means the need to separate marital property and debts, determining if spousal or child support payments are required, and settling issues of child custody and visitation. It is these issues that often cause problems in a divorce case, even when both parties are in agreement regarding the need for a divorce.
17 May 2021
Marriage between same-sex couples is legally allowed in all parts of the U.S., thanks to the monumental Supreme Court ruling of 2015. Before the ruling, only 38% of same-sex cohabiting couples were married, compared to 61% in 2017. The divorce process for same-sex couples is, however, not as straightforward as that of heterosexual couples. Discussed below are some sticking points for same-sex divorce below: Duration of the Partnership Although gay marriage was legalized nationwide in 2015, some couples had been cohabiting for years.
20 January 2021