How to get a divorce? One of my close friends (Male) is married for last 14years.?

They have two sons aged about 11 years and 7 years. However, the husband and wife are not getting along since many years. They are still living together. If the husband has to seek divorce what are the implications? What is the compensation, if any, that he has to pay to the wife for divorce. How much time does it take to settle in the court. What will happen to their two sons? The Wife is not employed. Could someone help with more details on the divorce.

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  • jude
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    if she is a stay at home mom he would have to pay her alimony because they have been married over 10 yrs. he will have to pay child support, divorces can take years if the wife doesn't agree with what he offers her or he doesn't agree. the courts don't like to decide so they will make them go into mediation which could take time. your friend needs to see an attorney to find out about his rights, but when u have children and have been married over 10 yrs they usually award alimony along with the child support.

  • 1 decade ago

    First off he needs to file for divorce secondly she can go for alimony if she wants and if they have 2 kids he will be paying child support. Saying "she is not employed" tell me nothing. She could be a stay at home mom, she could have been laid off due to the slow economy, you need to elaborate on that but you can basically count on this guy will be paying child support and will have visitation rights with the children. He could file irreconcilable differences when he does file. Most people use that as the cause of the divorce. And how long it takes to settle is totally up to them. If they fight it out it could take months even years. If they are in agreement it could be over in weeks. A lot of your questions are kind of vague because we don't know the details but basically file, she responds and it goes from there. No one can say what the monetary value of what the wife would get is without actual knowledge of the facts, the figures and every other detail.

  • 1 decade ago

    re: They have two sons aged about 11 years and 7 years. However, the husband and wife are not getting along since many years.

    >> Gee that's really too bad for the poor sons!

    They are still living together. If the husband has to seek divorce what are the implications?

    >> Their sons will finally be free of the burden of two unhappy parents!

    What will happen to their two sons?

    >> They will be beside them selves with JOY AND RELIEF!

    Could someone help with more details on the divorce.

    >>> Set the sons free to live a more happy, hopeful life and pray they make better parents than theirs are!

    Source(s): Child wellbeing
  • 1 decade ago

    Just because he divorces does not mean the wife will automatically will receive alimony. It does often depend on how long they've been married, if she works or has stayed at home, etc. The amount oif spousal support depends on each state's rules and how much the husband makes.

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  • Grace
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    He'll have to pay child support for each kid, and maybe alimony to her. Yes, has to. If he doesn't he'll either have it taken out of his paycheck and be labeled a dead beat dad. Permanent record, btw. Or he goes to jail. He should get his own place. Depending if they own, a judge could make them sell and split it, or because of the kids, she could get it.

    Divorces could be short and sweet, or they can drag out. All depends how willing the participants are.

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