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:

  1. Once divorced you may no longer file married joint or separate tax returns.  This may cost you and your ex-spouse money.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.