Breaking up is hard to do, and when two people are married, the process for becoming single again takes more than just one moving out. A legal divorce is the only way to restore you to single status in the eyes of the law (and the IRS). The roads to divorce may take many twists and turns, but you still must choose one to follow. Without getting a divorce, you may not be able to get remarried again in the future. Familiarize yourself with the most common types of divorce proceedings.
If your marriage resulted in no children and you and your spouse can agree on property division, a simplified divorce filing may work. During this proceeding, there are few requirements except for financial affidavits and how the spouses break up the property and money. Depending on where you live, you may be able to go through this process without the help of an attorney. The clerk of court usually has all the forms and paperwork for this type of divorce.
A divorce which the parties agree upon going through with, and which includes children, may go through an uncontested divorce Tampa. Much like the simplified action, the parties must agree on the terms of property division and provide appropriate documents to the court. However, when there are children from the marriage, the spouses must also agree on and provide documentation as to child support and parenting time. It may be helpful to have an attorney help with this type of proceeding.
The most normal course for a divorce to take is the contested route. This doesn’t mean one spouse is necessarily fighting to stay married, but rather that the parties cannot agree on the terms of the settlement agreement. This type of divorce usually involves children and issues like alimony and asset division. The parties usually each engage an attorney to help them get through the legal system.
Divorce may take time, patience and compromise to go through. The way your marriage ends may depend on how the spouses reached this point.