Is it easier to get a divorce after separation? 14 Answers as of May 05, 2011I just filed for divorce after 11years of being separated from my future ex wife. Will this be an easy divorce since we have been separated for so long and have no properties or assets? Child support has been established by the court which is money all she wants. Our 3 children are just a gold mine for her to get money out of me, since she doesn’t use the money on the kids it is mostly for herself.
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
Maybe and maybe not. It is the overall facts and circumstances that indicate what issues and potential complications may exist - not the length of physical separation. If there is truly no marital property to be divided and no disagreement on a parenting plan for the kids, it may be relatively easy to complete things quickly.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
The Davies Law Firm, P.A. | Robert F. Davies, Esq.
I understand that you have been separated for 11 years and you want to divorce. Yes, some things should be easier because you have been separated so long. You really need some good legal advice, so you can plan how to do this. Give me a call, make an appointment to come see me, and let's get moving on this for you. No charge for the first office visit. I know people worry about how expensive a lawyer is, so I am careful to be as inexpensive as I can for my clients. Before you spend a dime, you will know how much this is likely to be.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
The length of a separation matters little in a divorce. A divorce can be concluded whenever the parties to the divorce reach an agreement on the issues such as debt and property division. If an agreement is not reached, a trial must occur before the case can be concluded.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
It is no harder to get a divorce after 11 years of separation than it is after a short separation. The fact that your wife has survived without Spousal Support (alimony) during the 11 years of separation may aid you if she seeks Spousal Support in the divorce, supporting an inference that she has not needed and does not need Spousal Support. However, that does not guarantee that she will not receive a Spousal Support award in the divorce Judgment.
Answer Applies to: California
Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
There is nothing "hard" about getting divorced in Washington in any circumstance because it's a no fault state. Dividing assets, calculating child support and devising a parenting plan cause problems. The fact you've been separated a long time may or may not affect all those things.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
Getting divorce isn't terribly difficult in California. It is a no fault state so you don't have to prove anything other than you don't want to be married. The separation date doesn't necessarily make it easier. If you are looking for an attorney and are in my area, please contact me for a free consultation.
Answer Applies to: California