I can’t imagine anything more worrisome to a woman than being faced with divorce while expecting a child, yet sadly enough, it happens far more often than you’d think. In fact, a friend of mine is currently going through the hardest time of her life, as just days after discovering she was pregnant, she decided it was time for a divorce. What prompts a woman to consider divorce when she’s pregnant and is it difficult to get a divorce when a woman is with child?
Can a Couple Get Divorced When Pregnant?
While it may seem peculiar to grant divorce when a person is pregnant, in most states a couple can file for divorce if the wife is pregnant. But since the laws are different in every state, it’s important to check the laws where you reside to find out whether you can file for divorce in your particular state. For example, those living in the state of Florida cannot file for divorce while the wife is pregnant whereas in Texas, you can file for divorce if you are pregnant, but the divorce cannot be finalized until the child is born. This law is in place so as to assure child support and child custody issues are handled appropriately. In other states such as Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri and Arizona, a divorce will not be granted if the woman is pregnant. Divorce can occur in many states, with areas of most concern surrounding legalities involving paternity, custody, visitation and support.
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