What is divorce law?
The term divorce refers to the dissolution or legal termination of a marriage. Divorce law includes negotiation, resolution, and/or litigation of the terms of a divorce, and can encompass some related elements of family law.
Each state has its own requirements governing when a divorce may be granted, including residency and the grounds or reasons for the divorce. There are fault-based and no-fault-based grounds for divorce. These, too, vary from state to state, although "irreconcilable differences" and "irretrievable breakdown" are common no-fault grounds for divorce.
An attorney who specializes in divorce law can facilitate even the simplest divorce, and is essential in resolving the complex issues that a divorce can involve. These may include timing, financial issues, disclosure, and family law issues.