There are typically Three Types of Divorcing Couples here in Memphis.
Divorcing Couple #1 is the couple who can’t agree on anything. One or both partners in this relationship are generally extremely unhappy and their usually hasn’t been any peace in this household for quite a while. Arguments are generally an every day, and often multiple times a day, occurrence. These spouses may, or may not have discussed getting a divorce, but if they have there was no way that they could come to an agreement on the division of their assets, alimony (aka spousal support), child custody, or child support. For these couples you know that divorce is going to be a fight.
If you’re in a situation similar to Divorcing Couple #1 then you’re looking at what’s considered a Contested Divorce and should continue reading in our Contested Divorce Information Section here.
Divorcing Couple #2 are getting a divorce here in Memphis because one of the spouses just found out that the other either: a) was cheating on them with someone b) has an addiction to something that creates a huge marital problem or c) has been lying about something; or all of the above. In this situation the spouse that had this occur to them is extremely upset an wants to get out of the marriage as soon as possible, whether or not the other spouse wants to stay married or not.
If you’re in a situation similar to Divorcing Couple #2 then you’re also looking at a Contested Divorce and should keep reading in our Contested Divorce Information Section.
Divorcing Couple #3 have decided that getting married to each other was a mistake. They’ve usually only been married a short time and generally have only a few assets . This couple often describe themselves as “good friends but a bad married couple”. Both agree that they want a divorce and they already know who is going to get what assets or debts and how their property will be divided. They don’t want to argue and they just want to get the divorce behind them as soon as possible.
If this describes the situation that you’re in then you need to go to our page about Memphis Uncontested Divorces and read more.
Look through these pages on Contested Divorce and Uncontested Divorce to find more information about the process of getting a divorce and the costs associated with it. Make sure that you take the time to also view the related information in the sidebars of those pages. A lot of additional information can be found there.