Perfect Timing? When To File For Divorce

Are You Emotionally Prepared to File for Divorce?

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Timing Considerations When You File for Divorce

Important Timing Related Issues in Divorce

RETIREMENT

CHILDREN

  • Stick it out a few more years but have them exposed to two people who clearly do not want to be together?
  • Stick it out a few more years and pretend like everything is fine leaving them in utter shock when the time does come?

MAINTENANCE AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT

  • less than 5 years (.20);
  • 5 years or more but less than 6 years (.24);
  • 6 years or more but less than 7 years (.28);
  • 7 years or more but less than 8 years (.32);
  • 8 years or more but less than 9 years (.36);
  • 9 years or more but less than 10 years (.40);
  • 10 years or more but less than 11 years (.44);
  • 11 years or more but less than 12 years (.48);
  • 12 years or more but less than 13 years (.52);
  • 13 years or more but less than 14 years (.56);
  • 14 years or more but less than 15 years (.60);
  • 15 years or more but less than 16 years (.64);
  • 16 years or more but less than 17 years (.68);
  • 17 years or more but less than 18 years (.72);
  • 18 years or more but less than 19 years (.76);
  • 19 years or more but less than 20 years (.80).
  • 20 or more years: the court, in its discretion, shall order maintenance for a period equal to the length of the marriage or for an indefinite term.

So when is the perfect time to file for divorce?

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