Divorce – The Basic Framework

 Filing for Divorce You may have heard of “grounds” for divorce or states that have “no-fault” divorce. Grounds for divorce typically consist of cruelty, adultery, or desertion. When you file for divorce on grounds, you are alleging that your spouse acted in a way that violated the obligations spouses owe each other in a marriage….


Why do lawyers and judges tell divorce clients that it is often better to reach a settlement in their case, rather than go to trial?

At some point you will almost certainly be told that it is better to settle your case rather than go to trial. In fact, the likelihood is that you will probably be told this several times by several different people, including your lawyer and the judge who ultimately hears your case. Why do we say this,…