The way in which people dissolve their marriages has changed over the years,
with common divorce customs varying from religion to religion and country
to country. For instance, many Catholics seek annulment rather than divorce
and in countries outside the United States the process for getting divorced
is much different than experienced in America. Here at home the basis
for a divorce has seen many changes too, from a fault based system where
one of the parties must have done some act that caused the divorce, to
a no fault system in most of the states. These changes and differences
in customs have paved the way for an evolution of divorce and give family
lawyers a lot of historical data to draw from when identifying the issues
that impact you the most in your case.
Some may say these
changes in divorce processes are for the better, and others for the worse. After all, the implementation
of no fault divorce the instance of filings dramatically increased. Another
significant change over the years is that more and more dads are now being
granted custody, either full custody or at least a true 50/50 arrangement.
The requirement that the husband make large payments to his ex-wife for
alimony has seen reform in many states, with the Courts looking at the
earning capacity of both parties. Perhaps the most notable change of late
is the passing of laws that legalize same sex marriages.
Whether you favor therapy during divorce or want to engage in the relatively
new process of collaborative divorce, we are here to help make sure the
divorce customs you identify with are recognized. Every case is different
and deserves to be given individualized attention. We work with you to
develop strategies that work for your issues. Our goal is to reach results
that are satisfactory legally and emotionally.
For more information about
divorce, call an experienced family law attorney for answers to your questions.
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