Note that state law is very different with respect to the specific requirements for initiation of a divorce case in the family court. To help you determine the specific forms and procedures you need to follow, contact a family or divorce administrator (often the court secretary) at the jurisdiction in which you will present your case. One of the most common ways to find a solution after adultery is through the mediation process to reach agreement on the terms of a separation or divorce. In divorce mediation, you agree to a meeting between you and your spouse and, in some cases, each of your lawyers. You call a third party who acts as a mediator. The Ombudsman is not responsible for making decisions on your behalf, but uses his experience to make proposals that will help you and your spouse reach a fair agreement on issues such as child support, child care and the distribution of your common property. If you and your spouse have not been able to reach an agreement on a divorce plan, you can decide – with the help of your lawyers or mediators, if you use it – to refer the contentious matter to a judge at a preliminary conference. This type of conference normally takes place in the judge`s chambers. One of the main roles of the agreement is to decide on the distribution of assets and liabilities acquired during the marriage. As a general rule, property acquired before or after separation remains the exclusive property of the person who acquired it.
However, assets can be distributed in any way. If you bought a home during the wedding, it is often the most important asset that needs to be shared. You can agree to sell the house and share the profits or have the house kept to one of the spouses, in which case that spouse may agree to buy the other spouse`s shares. If a spouse keeps the house and is under a mortgage, that spouse is responsible for changing the mortgage within 60 days of the court that issued a final divorce decree, for his or her individual name. Even if you don`t agree on everything, you can try mediation, arbitration, or even negotiate on a third party before taking your case to court. These alternatives often offer a cheaper and faster way to achieve an effective solution.