No Fault Divorce
A no fault divorce may be initiated by either spouse. In a No Fault divorce there is no reason to prove that either of the spouses did anything wrong. All that one must do is show that the marriage is "irretrievably broken". There is a move in many states to change this type of divorce. Some claim it makes marriage to easy to enter and get out of. But while the debate rages, it remains a viable legal option for couples who wish to split up.
One lawyer may represent both parties in this type of divorce. If the couple has figured out an equitable distribution of the marriage assets, then the court proceeding to enforce this choice is fairly simple and straightforward.
Your lawyer will prepare you for the hearing, reviewing the questions that the judge will ask you. All issues in the marriage must be resolved on the basis of the evidence submitted. In an uncontested divorce case, this hearing might only last a few minutes.
After the hearing, the judge will sign a decree dissolving the marriage, and distributing any property and child support arrangements. The decree becomes final one month after it has been signed by both parties. Neither party may re-marry for a period of six months after the decree.
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