What’s the difference between divorcing in England and the USA?

    What’s the difference between divorcing in England and in the USA?

    Divorce falls under the jurisdiction of state, rather than federal, government. The outcome will therefore vary depending on which state proceedings are issued in.

    In California, for example, the court will divide all property earned during the marriage equally, without exception, unless one party can show that the other has misappropriated assets. In New York, on the other hand, the court has a broad discretion to divide and distribute assets between the parties.

    The outcome, relative to England, is therefore very much dependent on the US state which has jurisdiction. Anyone contemplating divorce who might be have jurisdiction in the US or England would benefit from detailed advice relevant to the specific facts of their case.