Divorce Law

The end of a marriage can be a difficult and contentious time in the lives of two people in the midst of a divorce. How do you fairly distribute property and provide for the care and support of children? To attempt to make dissolution of a marriage go as smoothly as possible, states have enacted laws governing all aspects of divorce, from what the appropriate grounds are (most states now recognize no-fault divorces), to how child custody is determined (by looking at the best interests of the child), to how property is divided (either using community property rules or equitable distribution). This section contains information that will help you understand different types of divorce laws and guide you through the process of ending your marriage.