The subject of Catholic marriage is now being hotly debated at the present session of the Synod on the Household. It will also normally outline the terms of the divorce that the petitioner is requesting—for instance, joint custody of kids, youngster help, alimony, or half of the couple’s monetary assets. Divorce Laws of the Fifty States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico This page links to the divorce laws of the states and to tables summarizing some of their salient points.
On the other hand, if your spouse continues to be uncooperative, it is most likely that the court will turn out to be involved in some way. If your spouse is responsive to divorce papers, but is continually late and contests most of your requests, the court could possibly ask you and your spouse to attend mediation. Apply for a decree nisi If your spouse agrees to the petition, you will get a document saying you can apply for a decree nisi. If you are unemployed or can’t afford the filing fees, talk to the clerk of the court.