Going through a divorce can be emotionally draining, and often there are factors involved including financial future, child support, and child custody. In these cases, it’s absolutely vital to have an experienced attorney by your side to assist in the many facets of divorce. Quiñonez Law Firm will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for both you and your spouse. We will protect your assets and your rights as a parent.
Contested and Uncontested Divorce
There are four main factors at the center of every divorce:
- Division of marital property and/or community
- Division of debt
- Custody of any children
- Payment of child and/or spousal support
In an uncontested divorce, both spouses have reached a decision about the terms of the divorce without going to trial. On the contrary, a contested divorce refers to when spouses have not come to an agreement on their own outside of court.
Legal Separation and Separation Agreements
Legal separation is a court approved separation that defines legally enforceable rights and obligations, but does not permanently end the marriage. The marriage continued to exist during a legal separation, making easier for spouses to reunite if the decide to do so. Grounds for legal separation are similar to those for divorce.
A separation agreement outlines the parameters agreed upon by both spouses. This document usually covers child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, debt payments, property, and insurance.
Both divorces and annulments effectively dissolve a marriage. However, when two people get divorced, they are recognized as having been married previously. An annulment treats the marriage as though it never existed. Reasons to obtain a civil annulment include:
- Fraud or misrepresentation
- Lack of Consent
Military divorces differ in a few key ways from civilian divorces. Military divorce is governed by both state and federal laws. These laws can affect how military pensions are divided, how alimony and spousal support can be issued, and where divorcing couples may end up in court. Quiñonez Law Firm is well-versed in all aspects of military divorce and we are here to help your family throughout the process.
Contact Quiñonez Law Firm
Filing for divorce is not an easy decision, but we can at least make the process as simple as possible. We can give you the clear necessary steps toward an effective divorce based on sound family law advice. Contact us today.