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Accidents and Their Impact on Divorce Proceedings

Posted by Drama Free Divorce | Jan 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Unexpected accidents can have far-reaching repercussions, both directly affecting those involved as well as their relationships. When accidents happen within marriages, this can have several complex legal ramifications which could significantly complicate divorce proceedings. Let's explore these impacts further:


Financial Fallout

A marital accident can have lasting and profound financial repercussions. Even those with the strongest finances may find their stability tested by medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, or loss of income as a result of disability, straining finances even further and intensifying tensions during divorce proceedings; making negotiations over spousal maintenance and asset division increasingly contentious. When making equitable asset distribution decisions, courts must take account of any financial burdens caused by accidents when allocating them equitably.

Accidents can have a dramatic effect on parental ability. Any injuries sustained from accidents could limit one spouse's ability to care for and raise children effectively. An essential consideration when making custody and parenting arrangements decisions in divorce proceedings must consider not only what's in the best interests of the child but also their physical and mental well-being before reaching any decision regarding custody and parenting arrangements.

Accidents can create immense emotional trauma for all those involved, leading to stress and strain on a marriage that ultimately ends in divorce proceedings. When making these decisions, courts may consider the emotional impact an accident had on each partner when making their rulings on dissolution proceedings.


Insurance Complications

Accident claims often include insurance claims, and their complexity can add an extra level of contentiousness during divorce proceedings. Deciding how to divide insurance settlements among spouses as well as dealing with ongoing medical care can often become contentious issues between the divorcing couple. For an equitable and fair resolution of insurance issues between the spouses, there must be open dialogue.


Legal Liability 

Legal liability is often an important consideration in divorce cases when one spouse is responsible for an accident that results in financial settlement decisions. A court will need to assess each party's relative involvement, and then assign financial responsibilities accordingly.



Accidents can be unwelcome surprises that have a devastating impact on marriages and legal proceedings, compounding their already complex separation. From financial difficulties to custody battles and emotional turmoil, accidents have the power to cause havoc for married couples in every aspect of their relationship's ending process. Navigating this legal terrain takes careful thought and dedication from all involved. Collaboration among parties involved and commitment are required in order to reach an equitable solution that benefits everyone involved in order to reach a positive result for all concerned.

If you have questions regarding accidents and its implications on divorce or if you want to hire a divorce lawyer that will surely help you go through the process easily, contact Drama Free Divorce today at (816) 615-5555. Do not let your budget or your limited resources stop you from having an amicable divorce, call Drama Free Divorce now. 

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