Getting divorced has it’s obvious impact: you are no longer married. Once divorced you may marry someone else.
However, getting divorced has other consequences. Let’s review them:
- Once divorced you may no longer file married joint or separate tax returns. This may cost you and your ex-spouse money.
- Once divorced you may no longer be covered on your spouses health insurance (and you may no longer carry your spouse on your insurance once the divorce is final).
- If claims have not been made for alimony, postseparation support and equitable distribution prior to the entry of the divorce judgment, THEY ARE LOST FOREVER.
Scott Allen is a divorce attorney in Raleigh, NC with over nineteen years of experience in all areas of family law litigation and settlement. He can be reached at 919.863.4183.