Sunday, November 9, 2008

Types of Divorce

A divorce is a legal action which is taken by married couples to terminate their marriage relationship. This action can also be termed as the dissolution of marriage and it ends marriage before the death of either spouse. One has to take care of many legal formalities at the time of divorce like alimony, child custody, child support and distribution of property.

Here we will tell you about the different kinds of divorces.

1.Fault Vs No fault divorce
The no fault divorce is a very new kind of divorce, in this case a reason or a fault is not necessary for the divorce. This divorce results due to incompatibility, irreconcilable differences and irremediable breakdown of the marriage. An At-fault divorce is the kind of a divorce in which people having differences simply separate from each other.

2.Contested Vs Uncontested divorce
An uncontested divorce is when both parties in an ending relationship reach a mutual accord about the disposition of property, finances, children, and other often contentious issues. While a contested divorce is a situation in which an agreement can not be reached on every issue and the couples have to take the issue to the judge.

3.Simplified divorce
This kind of divorce is also known as summary divorce. Simplified divorces are uncontested, no - fault divorces where there is no conflict between the spouses. Usually these kinds of divorces are taken when the marriage is short and when there are no children. This type of divorce is less expensive and less stressful.

4.Default divorce
The default divorce is like all the other divorces but the proceedings of this divorce are very different. This divorce involves a lot of paper work and is a very lengthy procedure.

5.Missing spouse divorce
This divorce involves a procedure in which the person seeking a divorce does not know about the whereabouts of their spouse. If you do not know where your partner is at the present time, then you can file for this divorce. You can use this divorce even if your wife or husband in residing in a different state.

6.Limited divorce
Limited divorce is very similar to legal separation. This kind of divorce is used by those couples who wish to end their marriage but do not have grounds for an absolute divorce. People who want to settle their finances and other issues before separating can use this kind of divorce.

7.Absolute divorce
Absolute divorce is the legal end of a marriage and it ends all legal bonds between two people in regards to being a couple. The reasons needed for this divorce are different in different states.

8.Collaborative divorce
Collaborative divorce encourages divorcing couples to part in a more dignified manner. In this divorce you can take the help of financial specialists and divorce coaches.

These are the most common types of divorces. You can easily choose the one most suitable for you.

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