The court can look at things like the parties' contributions to the marriage, the length of the marriage and the needs of each party after the divorce.
Misconduct such as infidelity or domestic abuse can also play into the court's decision in terms of property and debt division and spousal maintenance. Similar to other forms of civil litigation, parties may work to gather evidence through depositions, interrogatories and subpoenas.
Based on the state in which the divorce is being filed, the rules and procedures may vary.
While all states allow for no-fault divorce, some states require a period of separation.
A prenuptial agreement is a contract that parties sign before they get married.
However, some cases that involve contested divorces, high-assets, and certain other factors may have to go to trial.
One of the most difficult issues in a divorce case is often maintenance and spousal support (previously referred to as alimony).
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