Divorce cases allow couples to go through the process of deciding on marital issues. They can do this in court with a judge’s discretion or in mediation by making decisions between themselves. Mediation allows them to work together to make compromises regarding their issues. These marital issues can consist of alimony, child support, the division of assets, child custody arrangements and more. Since these issues are made upon divorce, they can be modified later on in the future. This can be important for some families. Upon divorce, certain circumstances are in place. After a divorce is finalized, the agreements for these issues can be followed. However, changing circumstances may lead to an eventual change for the marital issue.
What are marital issues?
Marital issues are aspects of the divorce process that must be decided on before a divorce is officially finalized and considers the couple to be newly single people. These issues can be resolved in mediation or in court by a judge who makes decisions. When a judge makes decisions for the couple in court, it may not be a favorable outcome for the spouses since they do not have much control over the issues. Couples do not have power in these situations, but rather are somewhat powerless to a judge’s decision on their matters.
In mediation, however, they have the power to make decisions together by compromising with one another. Although they may have to make compromises with one another, it may give them more favorable outcomes in regards to their marital issues. These marital issues can include alimony, the division of assets, child support and child custody arrangements. Before a couple goes their separate ways, these issues need to be resolved so that they know what orders to follow after their divorce is deemed to be official. Court-mandated decisions need to be followed since you may be deemed in contempt of court if you fail to do so. If a spouse fails to follow the right order, they may be held in contempt of court. They can face penalties for failing to follow a court mandate regarding marital issues. Therefore, they must do so in order to avoid facing consequences after divorce decisions are made.
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