Family Law - Marriage Dissolution
Divorce (also called dissolution) is a way to end a marriage and
receive court orders for support, custody and visitation, and property
and debt division, as applicable. After you get a divorce, you will be
single, and you can marry again.
Separation is a way to remain married but receive the orders discussed
above if it applies to your case. It is for a couple who want to live
apart and decide money, property, and parenting issues but do not want
to get a divorce
Annulment is a way to have what you thought was a legal marriage
declared invalid for limited and specific reasons and have the court
make any necessary orders (such as support, custody and visitation,
property and debt division). A marriage may be declared void on various
grounds such as unsound mind, force, fraud, physical incapacity, under
the age of consent, or prior existing marriage. This is a rarely used
Divorce (dissolution), separations and annulment can be as much an
emotional experience as they are a legal process. This means that just
as you must handle the legal issues around legal separation, annulment,
or divorce, you will also find that the emotional issues can have a big
impact on you and, if you have them, your children.
Following are a few suggestions that may help you manage your family law case more effectively:
Get help with emotional issues, especially if you and your spouse can't
seem to get past arguing about how to share and divide your parenting
responsibilities or divide your money or other assets and debts.
- Protect your children from the conflict between you and your spouse. Learn how at: http://www.aaml.org/stepping.htm
Child Custody Recommending Counseling Orientation
and On-Line Orientation
is required prior to attending Child Custody Recommending
Counseling. This can be accomplished one of two ways:
- Attend in Person: Orientation will be offered every
Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
- Attend On-Line: On-line Orientation can be done anytime prior to your first CCRC meeting. To use the on-line system, click here