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Filing for divorce as a newlywed

When many people picture newlyweds, they think of a couple that is in love and happily married. However, there are all sorts of reasons why people decide to file for a divorce, whether they have been married for decades or a matter of months. For example, a couple may find that they are incompatible after living together after their wedding. Or, someone may have an affair in the early stages of their marriage, or a spouse may discover certain habits their partner has that they cannot tolerate. Moreover, a spouse may even become abusive after they tie the knot.

If you recently got married but regret this decision and no longer want to stay in the marriage, it is equally important for you to approach the divorce process sensibly and be prepared for some of the hurdles that you may encounter. Even though your marriage may be very brief, you may still have a number of legal issues to go over, from property division to topics involving children, such as custody and child support. Moreover, you should be aware of the different divorce options that may be in front of you (such as collaborative divorce) and try to discuss the situation with your spouse if you are able to.

Every divorce is unique, and some can be far more difficult than others. However, people should never feel stuck in a marriage because they do not want to upset family members (who may have financially contributed to the wedding) or for any other reason.

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