There are several different kinds of divorce. In America, each state will also have specific types of divorce so be sure to find a Summary Divorce or an Arbitration for divorce in your specific state or country.
In this short article, we will cover the general nine different divorces. If you need assistance, contact this attorney to pave the way for a smooth divorce.
1. Summary Divorce
A summary divorce is the kind of expedited divorce for couples that want to separate after being together less than five years. The couple should also not have children, property or debts. If couples want to go down the route of a summary divorce, both of the spouses will need to agree to it and the papers will need to be jointly submitted.
2. Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce could be the best divorce for both parties. However, it can be difficult because both parties need to work together for an uncontested divorce to work. The divorce papers in an uncontested divorce needs to be submitted together, and the terms need to be uncontested.
3. Default Divorce
A default divorce happens when one spouse files for divorce, and the other fails to respond. The court then resorts to a default divorce. This can also be granted if one spouse does not provide a decent excuse for the lack of response, or even if one spouse goes missing.
4. Fault and No-Fault Divorce
This divorce results when the two spouses tell the court that, instead of providing faults, there are irrevocable differences and the marriage cannot be fixed.
5. Mediated Divorce
This type of divorce calls for a third party to act as a mediator. The neutral person will then assist in fixing disagreements and assisting communication.
6. Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative divorce means that both spouses will have a lawyer but the difference is that these lawyers have been trained to work together. The lawyers will reveal what needs to information is required for fair terms.
An arbitrator is hired by both spouses to make decisions that a typical judge would make and both parties will agree to comply with the decision reached by the arbitrator.
8. Contested Divorce
This type of divorce is what results when both parties are unable to reach an agreement about the divorce terms. In a contested divorce, negotiations and hearing will take place to settle the divorce. Failing that, the divorce case will be taken to trial. This type of divorce is difficult to navigate without the help of a lawyer.
9. Divorce for Same-Sex Couples
Although not every state in the US all same sex marriage, there is an increasing number of states allowing same sex marriage. Therefore, in these states, divorce is allowed as well. In other states, same sex divorce is allowed if the partners are in a civil union or registered domestic partners.
If you are facing a divorce, then you have to be aware of your options. By knowing what the different types of divorce are, you and your partner will be able to know which the best type of divorce to proceed with. If you are unsure, be sure to contact a divorce attorney that can help you.