- Published: Monday, 15 December 2014 16:02
According to a recent news article in the Huffington Post, one couple has gone viral on the web after making a video celebrating their upcoming divorce. In the video, the couple state that after being married for three years, during which they traveled around the world, they realized they are ready to take the next step in their marriage. That next step is getting a divorce. This video which was clearly done in a parody style, combined the excitement of announcing of a pregnancy with getting a divorce.
The creator of the video said that he is a point where all of this friends are either getting pregnant or getting divorced so this was a fun way to combine the two very different types of announcements.
While many divorces in real life are not happy occasions, many couples do see it as way to get out of a marriage that isn't working and get on with the rest of their lives. If both parties feel this way, a divorce doesn't have to be a bitter fight that ends in lengthy court proceedings where nobody walks away happy.
As a Washington, DC divorce attorney, I have dealt with situations involving hostility between the parties, arguing over money, child custody, and other marital issues. However, there are also cases where the parties came to a mutual agreement to get divorced, agree to the distribution of property, and child custody/visitation.
In cases were the parties are willing to work together, the law in Washington, DC allows the parties to create a settlement agreement, file the appropriate paperwork, have a short hearing that lasts less than half an hour, and have the judge grant a divorce. In cases like this, your divorce attorney will be able to get you the results you desire without protracted fighting or high legal bills. It should be noted that if the parties have minor children together, the court will still need to make sure that any agreement reached between the parties is in the best of interests of the children. However, the court will take into account the parties wishes when making a custody decision.
Of course, in cases where your spouse does not agree with your decision to get a divorce, or if he or she does, and there will be a lot issues with spousal support (alimony), division of property, child custody and visitation, you will need a lawyer is prepared for these situations as well, and will be on your side, and fight for your rights during the complex process.
The point is when one or both spouses decides to get divorced in Washington, DC, the issues they face will vary as no two cases are ever the same. You want to hire an attorney who can explain the relevant law, and will take the time necessary to help get you the results you desire.
If you are considering getting a divorce in Washington, DC, contact the Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC, for a confidential consultation by calling 202.596.5716