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Annulment Vs Divorce |

Divorces are never easy, but in some cases, divorces are necessary for the safety and well- being of both parties. A divorce lawyer can help couples make the transition from marriage to divorce less complicated. Couples have lots of questions following a decision to get a divorce. These questions are best answered by an attorney that specializes in divorce cases.

No Fault Vs Fault Ground Divorce

Every state recognizes no fault divorces, but some states require a period of separation before the court will grant a dissolution of marriage. A divorce attorney can explain the court’s decision and ask the court to consider granting the divorce based on fault ground such as adultery, physical or mental abuse or incarceration.

Annulment Vs Divorce

Marriages that last less than a year can be annulled or voided. An annulment signifies that the divorce never took place, that the union was not legal, and it cancels out the divorce all altogether; whereas, a divorce acknowledges that a marriage did take place, but now the marriage is irretrievably broken. A divorce lawyer can explain the legal steps to getting an annulment verses getting a divorce.

Couples going through a divorce often lose focus on future benefits they may be entitled to receive, such as spousal support, child custody- support- visitation, and property division. These are all important factors to consider before signing the final divorce decree.

Justice and Fairness for All

The best advice is good advice. Couples are looking for someone to tell them what their options are, and help them to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. The first step couples should follow when working with a divorce lawyer is to convey their needs. At this point, the attorney can listen attentively, and recommend the best course of action to take, and work towards a peaceful resolution.

Mediation: Another alternative to Think About

Most divorce cases never make it to court, if both parties are willing to meet at the round table and negotiate, through a process called, “Mediation.” Mediation allows both parties to meet outside of a courtroom setting, with their attorney and a mediator, where both parties can present their terms, and hopefully, work out a settlement deal, that both parties can live with. If the mediation is successful, both parties can enter into a divorce agreement, with the assistance of their divorce lawyer, without going to court and facing the judge.