Important Divorce Issues
Ending a marriage often entails financial and emotional strain not only on the divorcing spouses, but on their children, too. Difficult decisions will have to be made. Significant lifestyle changes are often required after divorce. Having knowledge of all the issues involved prior to filing for a divorce will help you better navigate the divorce process.
The following are the basic issues that need to be addressed and resolved in a divorce:
- Division of property and debts
- Child support
- Residential Schedule/Parenting Plan for dependent children
If your and your spouse can come to an agreement on all of these issues, then the divorce will be "uncontested"
If, however, you and your spouse disagree on at least one of these issues, then your divorce will be "contested." In some circumstances, spouses do not want to argue, but they need some assistance and guidance in coming up with ideas to help reach their overall resolution. In such a circumstance, the parties are somewhere between an "uncontested" and a "contested" matter. In this situation, participating in mediation with a trained family law mediator could be a good option. If you and your spouse agree on all issues and your divorce will be uncontested, then you can use Washington State Divorce Online for your divorce process.