How are your assets divided in a divorce?

How are your assets divided in a divorce?

According to Divorce Net by Nolo, one of the leading websites for legal matters, “the courts will divide your assets under one of two basic schemes: community property or equitable distribution .”

Can a house be split in a divorce?

If one spouse bought the house before the marriage, however, that is considered separate property and will not be split. Because divorce is governed by state law as opposed to federal law, there are exceptions to these rules.

What does it mean when you only have one attorney in a divorce?

“When you’ve heard people say ‘We only got one attorney,’ it’s usually people who’ve reached an agreement on their own, and one of the parties hired the attorney who then represents that party and drafts the documentation. But, technically, the other party is pro se which means they represent themselves,” Powers explains.

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Why do people have second thoughts about divorce?

The reason people have second thoughts on divorce (in what I’d have to bet happens in almost all divorces) is that if you think about it, deciding to get divorced is the biggest decision you’ve ever made in your life—other than the decision to get married and/or to have kids.

What do you think when you are thinking about divorce?

If you are thinking about divorce, your thoughts can fluctuate, ranging from the mere, fleeting imaginings of what life might be like if you were single, to the repetitive, torturous thought process of “Should I or shouldn’t I divorce?”

Can you get a divorce if you live in one state?

Brette’s Answer: You can divorce in the state you live in, if you meet the divorce residency requirements. If he files in one state, you will need an attorney in that state, unless the attorney you hire in GA is licensed to practice in NY and you’re willing to pay for the travel. Good luck.

Where can I file for an uncontested divorce?

Brette’s Answer: Yes, an uncontested divorce is always an option. You need to contact the clerk’s office in the county you live in and obtain a divorce packet there. You file in the county of your residence. Your state may also have an online divorce help site you can read, on your state court web site.