Basics of a Divorce Process
Bearing in mind that each divorce tend to be surrounded by its own set of factors surrounding it, each one of them tend to be unique. It is essential to note that a divorce of a couple that is quite new, without children and little debts and property may be easier when compared to a divorce of a couple which has been married for a long period and with property and children while a divorce with children and property may a bit complex. It is also essential to note that in a case where the parties tend to agree by themselves, the process tends to be quicker and easier.
One would need to note that filing of a petition tends to be the first step of a divorce. The parties may have one of them file a divorce even when they have both agreed to divorce. The person presenting the petition would need to make sure to include the grounds of the divorce. You may need a lawyer to advise you on the appropriate grounds of your divorce bearing in mind that the grounds of a divorce tend to vary from one state to another.
One may also need to know about the temporary orders before the final decision by the court. Among the aspects that feature in temporary orders include custody of the children as well as in instances where one of the spouses relies on the other fully. The temporary order retains its powers till the full hearing. One would need to note that filing for temporary orders is best when filed within the shortest time. In case you are the one not filing a divorce, you would need to file for temporary order within the shortest time possible.
Service of process is also an essential step of the divorce process. One may also need to know of the dignified and the undignified service of process. In a case where both parties are cooperative and agree to meet with the attorney, the service of process is known as the dignified while taking the divorce to the place is work is the undignified service of process.
The respondent may consider disputing the divorce on the grounds it was petitioned. Negotiation tends to be the next step. In a case where there is an issue that is still hard for the parties to settle, it tends to be settled during the trial.
The order of dissolution tends to be the last step and tends to involve ending of marriage as well as spelling out how debts and property is to be divided. In a case where parties negotiate all the issues, they tend to draft the order of dissolution and present it to the court. It would be essential for one to make sure that he or she works with a divorce attorney right from the beginning.