Divorce while pregnant?

Divorce while pregnant?

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Helping a friend

United States

#1 Sep 28, 2008
I have heard many things about not being able to obtain a divorce while the woman was pregnant is this true? Does anyone know first hand? Also does it depend on if the child is the husbands or not? Thanks in advance for the help!
Hope it helps

United States

#2 Sep 28, 2008
You can't get a divorce while you're pregnant, doesn't matter if the kid is the husband's or not. You have to wait til kid is born.
Amiela

Kennett, MO

#3 Sep 28, 2008
the baby has to be at least 6 weeks old...sorry ive been there 2:)
Wrong

United States

#4 Sep 28, 2008
Hope it helps wrote:
You can't get a divorce while you're pregnant, doesn't matter if the kid is the husband's or not. You have to wait til kid is born.
You can get a divorce some sort of paperwork can be signed.Ask an attorney.
Helping a friend

United States

#5 Sep 28, 2008
See I read today that the woman had to go before the judge and confess that the child wasn't her husbands and that he had to have someone orally testify or have an afidavit (sp?) saying that they were physically seperated. Just didn't know if it applied to Arkansas Divorce Laws and couldn't find verification.
Insert Name

Newport, AR

#6 Sep 28, 2008
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>You can get a divorce some sort of paperwork can be signed.Ask an attorney.
Don't bother with slamming me with criticism after reading this comment; it won't do any good. At Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro they are doing a series on "Fireproof Marriage". Divorce is only allowed by the Bible if you are the victim of adultery...these sermons can be viewed FREE via iTunes or by going to http://www.centralbaptist.com
I don't know your situation, but it would not hurt to check this out...
Helping a friend

United States

#7 Sep 28, 2008
I think my friend is past help with this marriage but thank you anyways maybe it will help others on here.
guest

United States

#8 Sep 28, 2008
That is correct,according to AR Law a couple cannot divorce, if the woman is with child. I have experience. It is terrible. I am sorry.
You can go to a lawyer and if you have assets and liabilities they can be frozen for your protection, financially speaking. Go see Stacey Ryall.
Amiela

Kennett, MO

#9 Sep 28, 2008
unless the laws have recently changed Arkansas will not allow you to divorce while you are pregnant!!! no lawyer and no paper work will help because a judge will not grant the divorce on any grounds...its a state law
Amiela

Kennett, MO

#11 Sep 28, 2008
hey!!! there is alot of issues that can lead to a divorce!!! i agree that some can be worked through but others cant...i dont think any one really wants to divorce their husband or wife...it comes to the point to where you have to because it hurts the kids:)
guest

United States

#12 Sep 28, 2008
I got a divorce when I was pregnant in 2004. There are legalities that will have to be taken care of as far as the paternity of the child, but it can be done.
guest

United States

#13 Sep 28, 2008
guest wrote:
I got a divorce when I was pregnant in 2004. There are legalities that will have to be taken care of as far as the paternity of the child, but it can be done.
Ask Charlie he should know. You know him (bail bondsman , rescue squad member, NEWLY elected JP.) Think he has the answer.
i know

United States

#14 Sep 28, 2008
a friend of mine just went through tis. She was told there is no way until after the child is born. As the above poster stated you can have assests frozen for your protection but Arkansas dosen't allow it during pregnancy...no matter who the father is.
college grad

United States

#16 Sep 29, 2008
i know wrote:
a friend of mine just went through tis. She was told there is no way until after the child is born. As the above poster stated you can have assests frozen for your protection but Arkansas dosen't allow it during pregnancy...no matter who the father is.
NOT TRUE!!! I went through a divorce while pregnant and all we had to do was file additional paperwork. No big deal. My divorce was finalized before I gave birth!! Best thing I ever did!

“GDPC 1937-2008”

Since: Aug 08

Paragould, AR

#17 Sep 29, 2008
KUDOS Insert Name wrote:
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If anyone slams you for making that post, they need their eyes jabbed out of their head.
I think it is very commendable and noble for you to post this.
A lot of people wouldn't even take the time to consider something like this as a viable alternative to divorce.
It is amazing, when you think about it, how 98% of the world won't think twice about getting a divorce and act like it's no different than taking out the trash.
Divorce has consequences, people! If not only MORAL, try RELIGEOUS, too. If children are involved, whether born or unborn, why don't you try thinking about how divorce is going to affect them, rather than just thinking of your own happiness? If you were careless enough to run out and get married, then you have a moral and religious responsibility to do everything in your power to try to make it work.
So, what are the religious consequences?

I just sat through an entire service on this issue, and he too said "adultery" is the only excuse for divorce.

So, what about a drunken piece-of-crap husband who comes home and beats the hell out of his wife every night, or cusses her out until she cries herself to sleep?

Or a wife who is poisoning her husband's food, or verbally abusing him into the ground?

I know those are extreme hypothetical situations, but I guess my question is this:

What's morally worse?

Putting on a fake mask of happiness in public, then going home and DESPISING each other with a seething hatred, to the point where you see each other and want to throw punches?

Or getting a divorce, saving your sanity and cutting your losses?

For me, as a once-divorced man, the question isn't "When is it acceptable with God to get a divorce?"

The question should be, "Why would you want to get married in the FIRST place, when there's at least a 50 percent chance that it's going to get REEEEEEEALLY OOOOOOOOOLD, but by then it's too late because you're trapped by scripture verses?"

Like a LOT of things in the Bible, marriage and divorce are one of those "Catch-22," damned if you do, damned if you don't, kinds of things.

“GDPC 1937-2008”

Since: Aug 08

Paragould, AR

#18 Sep 29, 2008
And this is one of those things where after I type it, I instantly have a guilty concience...

Because I know I shouldn't be questioning certain things in the Bible, but..... At the same time....... HOW CAN YOU NOT?

Seriously, the more I learn about religion (and I've been through TONS of training growing up), it sounds like to me that the ONLY way to keep from sinning, is to sit in a dark room praying all day while drowning out your naturally-sinful thoughts in blaring, level-10 "Kenny G" music until you can no longer hear yourself think.

“Opinionated Momma”

Level 1

Since: Sep 08

Paragould

#19 Sep 29, 2008
Coxxx, I think you hit the nail on the head with that one... I began reading the posts regarding this topic and could not help but ask the same questions you posted... I believe that if your heart is in the right place, then God will forgive the fact that you were divorced... UNDER extinuating(sp?) circumstances... I don't believe that someone should just get married and then change their mind, but I do believe that some marriages aren't worth saving!
VERY WELL STATED!!!
nat

State University, AR

#20 Sep 30, 2008
ok, first of all... that law sounds very outdated just like a bunch of other laws still taking place. Someone should have every right to a divorce. You do not see a law keeping people from getting married because they are having a baby, which would make just as much sense to me because too many people get married just for that reason. That child is not going to have any better of a life if their parents are unhappy. I know this coming from a household with parents that were miserable being with each other, it was much better for me after they were apart. Why put an innocent baby in the middle of arguing and fighting. Why is marriage still looked upon as this "holy" thing. Come on people with the divorce rate the way it is who actually believes in a marriage lasting a lifetime (not saying that wouldn't be nice), marriage is just a sheet of paper that the state gives you... If you really love someone you do not need a piece of legal document to show it.
people talk

Collierville, TN

#21 Oct 1, 2008
CALL an attorney! We all have opinions,but sounds as though we do not know. I have always heard that you could not. But what if the judge does not know? I think it is stupid, because I have known of one that wanted a divorce to marry the dad. OOPS!!! Call an attorney for your best answer. Is this person that keeps on bringing up Charlie Henson the Same person every time? What do you know, that we do not?
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Gregory, AR

#22 Oct 2, 2008
I got divorced a year ago. I'm not sure if the laws have changed since then. But I was pregnant at the time. My husband cheated on my, and got another woman pregnant. I went to three different lawyers for consultations, and I was told at all of them that I'd have to wait until after the baby was born.

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