Can I get divorced before we finalize all the details?

Can I get divorced before we finalize all the details?

In many states the answer is “yes”. The typical case is one in which one spouse wants to remarry before all the other issues such as child custody and visitation, support, distribution of property and attorney fees are resolved. In states permitting this “bifurcation”, the court will handle the end of the marriage separately from the other issues. This permits the parties to remarry while providing them additional time to resolve the remaining issues. If the parties cannot negotiate matters themselves, the court retains the ability to resolve all remaining issues at trial.

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