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Top 10 Divorce Questions

Divorce is never easy, emotionally or legally. From court filings, fees, and paperwork, to even bigger questions about child custody, alimony, and property division, there is a seemingly endless amount of decisions to be made.

As hard as these questions can be, there are answers. Here are ten of the biggest questions people have regarding divorce and where you can find the answers, from our archives:

1. Is It Divorce Season Yet?

Love may be eternal, but divorces can come and go with the season. When do divorce rates go up?

2. When Is the Best Time to File for Divorce?

If not during divorce season, there may be better or worse times to file your divorce papers.

3. Can I Kick My Spouse out of the House?

You may not be divorced yet, but you know you and your spouse can’t live under the same roof. What are your options?

4. What Is a Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce?

You may have heard that you can still get a divorce, even if their spouse did anything wrong. But does fault make a difference?

5. Are There Advantages to Legal Separation Over Divorce?

Divorce isn’t your own legal option for ending a marriage, so find out if it’s the right one for you.

6. Uncontested Divorce: What Happens at My Hearing?

If you’re lucky enough to have a (relatively) amicable divorce — what’s left to do? Here’s what.

7. In Divorce, Am I Entitled to Half of My Spouse’s Retirement?

Maybe you stayed home while your spouse worked. Does that mean you can split the IRA?

8. How Will My Divorce Affect My Health Insurance?

This may be some divorcees’ biggest concern. If you have insurance through your spouse, here’s what might happen.

9. Bankruptcy and Divorce: Which Should You File First?

If you’re in financial trouble, does filing for bankruptcy first help or hurt your case?

10. Can I Seal My Divorce Filings?

Now that the divorce is final, you may want to keep the details secret. But can you do that with public court documents?

Every divorce is unique, so your best source of information regarding divorce questions is an experienced divorce attorney. You can contact one near you today.

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