What should I include in my divorce decree?
A divorce decree is a court document that is a final judgment from divorce court. It contains information about your case, including spousal support, child support, custody, visitation, property division, and other information.
Can I write my own divorce decree?
It is simply a matter of completing the paperwork, filing it with the court, and attending a hearing, all of which you can do on your own. A "do-it-yourself" divorce is not always wise, but it may be an option if money for an attorney is a concern and your divorce isn't too complicated.
What information is on a divorce decree?
Generally, the divorce decree will include information about any amount of money to be paid beyond the date that the divorce is finalized. That means it covers the division of property, disposal of debts, spousal support, and any obligations to children from the marriage.
How do you write an addendum to a divorce decree?
A request for a change is made by filing a "motion to modify" the divorce decree or judgment. This motion is usually filed with the same court where the divorce judgment was issued. Many states provide forms, check with your local state and county courts to see if they are available.
A divorce decree is a court document that is a final judgment from divorce court. It contains information about your case including spousal support, child support, custody, visitation, property division, and other information.
Is furniture an asset in divorce?
These types of possessions are rarely subject to property division in a divorce. However, shared items, such as household furniture, cooking utensils, tools, and so on, may be considered community property and are likely subject to division.
Are separate bank accounts considered marital property?
The law is actually very clear on this point: all property accumulated during the marriage is presumptively marital property. So, even if spouses keep separate accounts and pay bills separately, all income and property accumulated during the marriage is still considered a marital asset subject to division.