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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Bifurcation of marital status—to separate (bifurcate) the issue of the parties’ marital status from the other issues in the divorce itself. In other words, the parties can divorce and return to the status of single persons prior to resolving the remaining divorce issues, including property division, support, custody, and visitation.
The current question that comes to mind is: what about the 18,000+ same-sex couples who DID marry during that brief six-month window in 2008? The good news is that they are all legal marriages, recognized and completely valid. This means that all the rules of marriage apply, including divorce.