Divorce is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and privileges of marriage without altering the actual marital status of any of the parties.

Divorce is the legal process of dissolving a marriage. After a divorce is granted, both former partners are free to separate and continue their lives separately.

Most divorces nowadays don't necessarily end in a messy split, with both parties angry and bitter. Instead, most divorces are relatively quick and clean, with some (and, in some instances, the couple having) legal counsel. However, a small percentage of the population typically cannot get past their issues (no matter their mediator) and requires legal assistance to get out of this challenging situation.

These couples will hire a lawyer and engage their respective states' legal systems to file their divorce papers and provide legal representation during divorce proceedings.

Divorce Law is a type of Family Law dictated by state laws, statutes, rules, codes, and common law. Therefore, the laws and procedures can vary significantly from state to state.

In a Divorce, assets, and debts are typically divided, custody, visitation, and child support are determined, the receiving spouse may be required to pay alimony spousal support, and parents often come as part of a divorce settlement to agreements and arrangements about a variety of other issues.

Divorce Law refers to a body of laws that pertain to the legal ending of a marriage.

Divorce Law includes the areas of:
  • Property division
  • Child custody
  • Child Support/Alimony
  • Visitation rights
  • Legal representation

Child Support: A determination by a court of law that one parent is financially responsible for the support and welfare of a minor child

Child Custody and Visitation: Based on the child's best interests, it must be decided whether a child of divorce will reside full-time or part-time with each parent, trading schedules, and other holidays and parenting time.

Spousal support (also known as maintenance): is a type of monetary support that can be ordered during a divorce. When awarded, spousal support can be awarded to either the husband or wifeand is often ordered to be paid by the financially well-off party.

Division of Property and Debt: Whether one spouse will pay spousal support to the other is based partly on whether the spouses were married in a community-property state, an equitable distribution state, or a contractual state.

Separation: State law varies in recognizing legal separations and the topics listed above are relevant when a couple separates or when a divorce/dissolution is pending.