Divorce Law: Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the commonly asked divorce questions and answers to them. Answers are in general nature and have been designed to assist you in understanding the divorce law and process.
Must I Pay Alimony in a Divorce? Alimony, also known as spousal support, is not mandatory in many states. However, the judge can order for it under certain circumstances. If a spouse goes through hardships without financial support, spousal support ought to be considered. The law recognizes that a wife or husband shouldn’t be forced to live at a level that’s below what they enjoyed during their marriage. Spousal support might not be considered if:
• The marriage lasted for a short period (less than two years)
• Both the spouses are working and self-sufficient
However, the two considerations don’t mean that the divorce parties can’t agree on spousal support. As there’s no dollar figure used to calculate alimony, both parties should decide the amount.
Can We Cancel the Divorce Upon Reconciling?
If a spouse reconciles, they can dismiss their divorce. You can request a form of dismissal from the county clerk anytime you wish before judgment. If no response has been filled, a petitioner can file the dismissal form alone. If a response was already filled, both spouses might be required to sign the dismissal form.
What is No-Fault Divorce?
A no-fault divorce policy implies that courts aren’t concerned with which party was guilty of marital misconduct. In the past, spouses had to prove that the other party was responsible for breaking up the marriage through sexual abuse, felony, insanity, adultery, and more. This made it hard to get a divorce, and much time and energy were spent in the process. Today, you can get a divorce regardless of whether you can prove fault or not. Divorce cases differ. If you want to understand your legal options and get a suitable representation, contact Slaughter Law Firm. We are ready to start you off with a free case evaluation and answer all your questions.