Introduction—Family Law Frequently Asked Questions

General information for those persons who are considering the filing of a legal action for divorce, separate maintenance, or annulment.

The purpose of the following pages is to provide general information to those persons who are considering the filing of a legal action for divorce, separate maintenance, or annulment. There is no intention here to cover every possible situation, as it is obvious that no two marital situations are exactly alike.

There are exceptions to many of the rules or ideas expressed herein; making the facts involved in any individual case very important. For these reasons it is important to consult an experienced attorney about your particular situation. Relying solely on the advice of well-intentioned friends or relatives regarding the issues involved in marital dissolution can be risky, at best.

While divorce and related legal proceedings should be a last resort to resolve marital problems, it may be appropriate to consult an attorney even if you have no plan to file legal proceedings immediately.

Please Note: The information presented here is an abridged version of our Facts on Divorce booklet which you can download in PDF format.

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