Different states and sometimes counties found within those states have a stipulated set of laws about divorce and rules governing the whole process. These laws are unique to that State or county and they have to be satisfied so as to meet requirements for residency, reasons one has to file for a divorce and other factors. It is only when such requirements are met that the divorce file will be viewed as legit.Read through this divorce glossary to get a better understanding of what is unique about divorce laws for different states.
For a divorce to be deemed as legally legit, one has to meet the residency requirements of their respective state. These requirements are different for different states and sometimes for counties. Ideally, a person filing for a divorce has to be a resident of both the state and county where they are filing the divorce.
Basically this just means the reason why you would want to file for a divorce. The grounds are different for every state. Be sure to educate yourself on the requirements for your location before you begin the process of divorce. Most states have two grounds on which one can file for a divorce. They are termed as "Fault" and "No Fault" but the terminology may be different for different states.
Usually, no parent will get preferential consideration in the issue of who gets the custody of the child. The custody of the child is determined based on different things. They include joint or individual custody. When all is said and done, the decision is always one that will be in the best interests of the child or children.
The distribution of property can be done in many ways. Often, different states will do their best to divide assets and property as equally as they can between the two parties and have property that one owned before getting into the marriage reverting back to the owner. Sometimes, there are exceptions to this. Circumstances can affect the distribution of such assets and property.