There are many reasons why people file for a divorce and some of them have to do with their children. But one of the most important reasons is because they can no longer recognize the interplay of events that led up to the filing of the divorce papers in the first place. This happens to many people, but it is especially true for those who have filed for a divorce after infidelity or adultery. The fact that you are reading this post means that you now know what the interplay is and that you are part of the majority. If you have not yet filed for a divorce, then hopefully you will by the time you finish reading this.
The idea of knowing what the interplay is important if you want to understand divorce, but what if you are not yet a sociology graduate? Do not worry. I am about to give you a piece of advice that will make it easier for you to recognize the interplay of events that lead to your spouse’s recent divorce. I am talking about using the divorce papers as a guide. Here is what I am talking about.
One reason that is so important to understand is that the 2021 amendments to the divorce laws were introduced in an effort to prevent judges from taking extreme measures when they ruled in favor of one spouse. For instance, in the past, a judge could force a wife to live with her husband, regardless of how difficult that is for her. The 2021 amendments prevent judges from doing this.
Another thing to note about the 2021 amendments is that they apply only to minor parties. So, if you are a minor, the 2021 amendments do not apply to you. This means that you can file for bankruptcy without having to acknowledge any wrongdoing at all. You simply file as if you are not responsible for anything.
However, the same amendments also have an effect on the way your divorce gets filed and handled in the divorce court. The amendments now require a spouse seeking a divorce to provide proof that he or she has misinformed the other spouse. This could be proof that you never told your spouse that you no longer wanted to be together, or that you lied about that. Basically, if you misinformed your spouse, you must prove it. Failure to do so could result in a motion to dismiss the complaint.
The court then requires that your spouse give you “credible” evidence of this. This is something like a police detective proving their case against a suspect. Your spouse, of course, will not be able to present any actual evidence that you failed to tell him or her. He or she will simply be required to list any support obligations that you failed to inform them of.
Here is where the real problem comes in. If your spouse was married for only a few years and you only started filing for bankruptcy around six months before the divorce, then most likely there are many non-mortgage debts that can be discharged through bankruptcy. If your spouse was married for twenty years and amassed forty thousand dollars of assets, then more than half of that would probably be able to be wiped out through bankruptcy. However, if you were married for fifteen years and accumulated a total of forty thousand dollars in debt, then that probably means that you have some degree of financial difficulties that will require a divorce.
As you can see, understanding how the interplay of assets and debts play into the divorce is critical. Without this understanding, you may be blindsided by what occurs during the divorce process. When you are involved in a marriage that is ending, it is very important to know what assets and debts are being distributed. Without this knowledge, you may be financially vulnerable to your spouse’s wants and needs even after you are no longer in the marriage.