- Grounds for divorce
There are several grounds for divorce;
the most common are listed below:
- Irreconcilable differences
(also known as "no fault")
- Mental cruelty
- Physical cruelty
Alternatives to Divorce
- Legal Separation. Very similar to a divorce, but the parties remain legally married.
Child support or maintenance/alimony is available, but marital property is usually not divided.
- Annulment. A declaration that the marriage is invalid.
Child custody, support and division of marital property still applies.
Courts divide martial property and debt based upon what it believes to be fair.
Marital property is any property or debt acquired during the time that a couple is married
(certain exceptions may include gifts or inheritances.)
For more information on divorce, please contact us for details.
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