You may or may not have seen your divorce coming. It is one of the toughest things in life a person can go through. However, you should have an EXPERIENCED divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks on your side if you are choosing to divorce. Gibbons Law Firm is committed to providing legal counseling and advice that clients need in matters like this. Give us a call today at 573-348-2211 and get the questions you likely have about your divorce answered. Your first consultation will be free. In the meantime, keep reading this week's blog for information on divorces, annulments, and legal separations. It's important to know the difference and understand that you have options if your marriage becomes overwhelming.
Should I Get Legally Separated?
Everyone's situation is different. A couple may choose to separate when they're not ready to end the marriage in divorce yet. Separations don't always end in divorce, the couple may choose to reconcile. The main point here is to recognize the different options you have if you are experiencing issues with your marriage. If you have legal questions, it's best to ask an experienced attorney you can count on. That's where our Lake Ozark Firm comes in.
Should I Get Divorced?
You may find yourself asking this question if you and your spouse have been having marital problems for quite some time. Divorce is technically defined as the legal dissolving of one's marriage. When a divorce takes place, many important tasks need to be taken care of. For example, if you have children, you will need to come up with a parenting plan and establish proper custody of your minor children. You might also have to handles matters pertaining to:
- Property division
- Debt payment plans
- Alimony - Court-ordered payments made to a spouse after divorce, otherwise known as spousal support.
Do I Need An Annulment?
Annulments are very different from the other two options we listed earlier in this blog. When an annulment occurs, the marriage is considered void, like it never happened. In order to get a marriage annulled, certain conditions must be met. Different states have different laws regarding this, but typically you must prove that it wasn't a valid marriage in the first place. For example, anyone of the following reasons may constitute grounds for an annulment:
- The person you married was already married when you married them.
- The person you married was underage.
- Someone forced you into getting married.
- You were mentally impaired by drugs or alcohol when you got married.
There are many reasons some people have sought to get annulments. If you have questions about annulments, the best thing to do is to ask an experienced attorney in your area.
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