Divorce is the process of ending your marriage. There are usually also other issues or “claims” that need to be resolved along with your divorce. Those claims may include Equitable Distribution (the process of splitting up your marital property and debts), Support (including child support and spousal support/alimony), and Child Custody. Some of these issues must be resolved before you can be divorced, (e.g., equitable distribution). Other issues can either be resolved separately or in connection with your divorce (e.g., support and custody). Any claim that you want the court to resolve must be raised through a Complaint. These claims can also be resolved through mediation or arbitration.
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