Getting Divorced: The Divorce ProcessMore
Getting Divorced: The Divorce Process
Ten Things To Do If Divorce Is Imminent
If you’re convinced that your marriage is irretrievably broken and you’re headed for divorce, here are ten steps to take.
If You Have to Go To Divorce Court
If you and your spouse can't settle your divorce out of court, this judge has a few tips on how to handle yourself.
A Guide to Different Types of Separation: Trial, Permanent, and Legal Separation
What does it mean to be separated? What's the difference between trial, permanent, and legal separation?
Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First?
Even though you might not want to be the spouse who files for divorce first, it might benefit you to file the paperwork before your spouse does.
If you're in a contested custody trial, the judge may order a custody evaluation. Continue reading to learn more about the experts that prepare these reports.
The Best Interests of the Child: Factors Judges Consider in Deciding Custody
Learn what judges look for when they're deciding which parenting arrangements would be in the children's best interests.
Joint Child Custody: Do the Advantages Outweigh the Disadvantages?
Is it always better for both parents to have custody of the children after a divorce?
Enforcing Child Support Orders: Dealing With a Deadbeat Parent
Find out what happens when child support isn't paid, and how a parent can enforce a child support order.
How to Modify Child Support Payments
Whether you're paying child support or receiving payments, you might think the current amount should change. Learn when and why a judge will modify child support.
Divorce: Who Gets What?More
Divorce: Who Gets What?
Top 15 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your Divorce Settlement
Learn about the most common financial pitfalls in divorce settlement agreements—and how to avoid them when you're negotiating your own agreement.
Who Gets the House in Divorce?
This article provides a few tips to help you navigate through this difficult issue.
Other Divorce and Family Law TopicsMore
Other Divorce and Family Law Topics
Leaving an Abusive Relationship: How to Protect Yourself
Here are some steps to help protect yourself and your children when leaving an abusive relationship.
Can I Give My Spouse Our Divorce Documents, or Do I Have to Hire a Process Server?
If you've filed for divorce, you might—or might not—have to pay a sheriff or other process server to deliver the divorce papers to your spouse. Learn how service of process works and how the rules apply to different situations.