What kind of court is divorce court?

What kind of court is divorce court?

Divorce Jurisdiction State courts have power (or "jurisdiction") over divorce proceedings, so the spouse seeking a divorce files an initial document called a divorce "petition" or "complaint" with his or her state court — usually in the county or district branch of the state's "superior" or "circuit" court.

What are the five stages of divorce?

5 Emotions During the Divorce Process. There are 5 common emotions people experience during the divorce process. They are often referred to as the 5 stages of grief. They include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

How does a judge decide a divorce case?

The Judge looks at sharing the 'fruit of the marriage' and providing for both parties. This may involve dipping into the pre marriage or post separation wealth of either party. The starting point is to consider what an equal split of the assets would look like and how this would provide for each party's needs.

What can I expect in a divorce court?

First, your divorce case must be filed with the court. The papers will ask that your marriage be dissolved, and for any other relief you may seek, such as spousal support, property and debt division, a restraint on the dissipation of assets, custody, visitation, child support, and attorney's fees.