When couples start discussing divorce, it may seem like someone has opened up a can of worms. Anything and everything that occurred during the relationship can be scrutinized. It’s easy to get caught off guard. If you are thinking about divorce or are at the beginning stages, here are some issues that may come up in divorce:

Financial Issues

Financials can often be classified under before, during, and after divorce.


  • Income Earned
  • Bank Accounts
  • Real Estate
  • Investment Accounts, Stocks, and Bonds
  • Retirement & Pension Accounts
  • Credit Cards
  • Loans
  • Business Interests
  • Gifted Items
  • Spousal Support
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Healthcare Expenses
  • Lost Economic Opportunities
  • Division of Assets

Relationship Topics

  • Engagement/Wedding Matters
  • Fidelity/Infidelity
  • Desertion
  • Relationships with Other Parties
  • Physical or Emotional Abuse
  • Past Disputes
  • Family Relations
  • Who’s At Fault
  • Substance Abuse
  • Imprisonment
  • Social Behavior
  • Contribution to the Marriage
  • Marital Lifestyle

Family Issues

  • Child Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Visitation Schedules
  • Relocations

More on Issues That May Come Up in Divorce

Don’t be surprised at the number of issues that may come up in divorce. As you and your spouse grapple with the realization of divorce, you’ll likely dispute anything and everything. Although unpleasant, it’s perfectly normal. By being prepared for the worse, you will better position yourself to deal with the issues. Every relationship and divorce is unique, so you may even encounter some things that we have not listed above. Contact us for some help and guidance on how to manage the many issues and protect yourself during divorce proceedings.