Divorce Guide

Divorce Guide


Columbia Divorce Rights


The United States of America is considered to be the most developed country of the world. The civilization of the United States of America is also considered to be very progressive. The government of the United States of America however has been concerned about the fact that the societal norms are becoming very complex and have changed over a period of time. The government has discovered that the United States of America records one of the world’s highest numbers of divorce cases every year. Hence the government has tried to make arrangements to minimize these cases; the efforts though have not been very impressive.

The process of reaching a legal settlement in which spouses agree to terminate their marital relationship and decide to part their ways for the rest of their lives is called divorce. The District of Columbia has made it mandatory that the party which files the case of dissolution of marriage in the District of Columbia has to be a resident of the district for a period of six months.

The grounds on which parties can file the case of divorce are many. If spouses have lived separately for a period of one year before filing the case for divorce, court may initiate the proceedings. The separate living may vary from separate cohabitation to a separate dwelling. The court can first separate the couple legally and then declare the absolute divorce.

The District of Columbia follows the principle of equitable distribution which can be termed an important Columbia divorce right. The equitable distribution of property means that the court will divide the property acquired by the couple during the marriage between both the spouses. The court may however consider a number of factors while deciding on the equitable distribution. These factors are the health, age and employability of the couple, length of the marriage, custody of the child, obligation of the parties towards previous marriage and children, the contribution made by any of the parties and the responsibilities as a homemaker and the tax considerations. It is to be noted that the property or debt acquired by either of the parties before the marriage will not be taken in account while deciding on the distribution of the assets.

Alimony support or the spousal support is considered very important by the court in any case of the dissolution of marriage. The factors which are studied to decide are also considered minutely. The court may award alimony to either of the parties for an unlimited period or for a definite period of time depending upon the length of the marriage, health and age of the spouses, sources and amount of income, occupation, vocational skills and many other factors. The party which had changed his/her name after the completion of marriage may request the court and the court may also allow the respective party to resume the birth name or the name that the respective party desires to use in future.


Divorce Guide

Divorce Advice
Divorce Laws
Divorce Mediation
File for Divorce
DIY Divorce
Getting a Divorce
Divorce Guide for Men
Divorce Guide for Women
Divorce Child Support
Divorce Questions
Divorce Counseling
Divorce Alimony
Divorce Custody
Divorce Support
Divorce Rights
No Fault Divorce
Divorce Settlement
Divorce Papers
Fast Divorce
Uncontested Divorce
Quick Divorce
Collaborative Divorce
Divorce Cases
Divorce Paperwork
Divorce Procedures
Low Cost Divorce
Divorce Court
Divorce Petition
Stop Divorce
Cheap Divorce Lawyers Divorce Court Records


Divorce in Australia


Divorce in Europe



About Us : Contact Us : Privacy Policy
© All Rights Reserved, Divorce Guide