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One of the spouses must be a resident of american samoa for 90 days before filing for dissolution of marriage. The dissolution of marriage should be filed in the county where the Petitioner resides. In addition, there is a 30-day waiting period after filing before a dissolution of marriage will be granted.
There is really only one reason for getting a divorce in american samoa. The legal ground for getting a divorce in American Samoa is:
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.
Joint or sole custody is awarded based on the best interests of the child and upon con-sideration of the following factors:
Domestic violence against a child is a bar to custody. No preference is to be given because of parent’s sex, age, or financial status, or the child’s age or sex. There is now a legislative encouragement of joint custody or arrangements which will encourage the parents to both share in the decision-making responsibility of caring for the child. An award of joint custody must include a joint custody plan. A parent not granted custody is entitled to reasonable visitation. [Annotated american samoa Statutes; Title 30, Chapter 452, Sections 375 and 400 and american samoa Case Law].
american samoa is an “equitable distribution” state. Each spouse retains his or her separate property obtained prior to the marriage, including any gifts or inheritances. In addition, any property exchanged for separate property or interest obtained from holding separate property remains as separate. Commingled property does not become marital solely by virtue of the act of commingling. Marital property (all property acquired after the marriage whether held jointly or individually, except if:
Either spouse may be awarded maintenance if that spouse can show:
The following factors are considered:
The court may order the payments to be made through the circuit clerk.
Either or both parents may be ordered to provide child support. Marital misconduct is not to be considered as a factor. The following factors are considered:
A parent may be required to provide health insurance coverage for any children if such coverage is available at a reasonable cost from an employer, union, or other organization. There are official child support guidelines contained in the statute which are presumed to be correct unless shown to be unjust or inappropriate under the particular circumstances of the case. The court may order the payments to be made through the circuit clerk.
The court can delay a divorce proceeding for 30 to 180 days and suggest that the spouses seek counseling.
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