Ending a marriage is not easy. If the divorce may be the solution to resolve conflict situation, it also requires a lot of energy, as well as the new life that you need to prepare. In any case, initiate divorce proceedings can be a challenging step. For this reason, it is better for you to be assisted by a lawyer.
First, discussions will be conducted. When it does not lead to a suitable result, the lawyer may intervene to support the negotiations.
If conciliation is not progressing, it then goes through the mediation procedure (discussions before the courts). The judge will decide on divorce conditions.
Finally, if the mediation solution is not satisfactory, it remains the judicial divorce. This, divorce will be pronounced by the Court.
Considerations in divorce
Main issues during the divorce include the child custody, the child support, the visitation and the property division.
While legislative systems in many countries establish a shared custody, such a system does not exist in Japan, where there is a strong tendency for the court to attribute the custody to the mother.
A parent without custody has a right to visitation. However, the parent with custody may not always be co-operative. In such a case, an attorney will try to find a common ground between the father and the mother, in the best interest of the child.
The non-custodial parent has to pay the child support. The amount of the support depends on the age of the child, the number of children as well as the income of the two parents.
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