Illinois Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

An Illinois divorce forms service is the perfect way to save time and money when filing an uncontested divorce in the state. An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse agree on the major issues and that there will be no trial needed to complete your divorce. An Illinois divorce forms service can provide you with all the paperwork needed to meet the grounds of your uncontested divorce action in one easy download right in your own home. Couples facing an uncontested divorce in...

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Louisiana Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

If you want an uncontested divorce in Louisiana, you will have to live apart from your spouse for 180 days after filing, and have been living separate and apart for at least six months prior to filing. The best way to handle the documentation involved is to let a Louisiana divorce forms service provide you with all the paperwork needed to meet the grounds for your uncontested divorce action as well as any other documents that might be required by the state. The prices can vary slightly...

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Divorce Court TV

Dec 20, 2012 by

DIVORCE COURT is not your typical courtroom show. With each 30 minute episode, you’ll find powerful human drama, suspense and a resolution – making for a compelling 30 minutes of Television. Each half-hour show features real people and real stories delivered by couples who have either already filed for divorce or have been living together, including same sex partnerships, and have been in committed relationships. Judge Lynn Toler’s decisions are legally binding. Unlike the other...

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South Carolina Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

If you are seeking an uncontested divorce in South Carolina, you may be able to utilize the services of a divorce forms service. It is now possible to download and complete all the paperwork and documents necessary to file for a divorce. After your forms are complete, all that’s left to do is file them with your local courthouse. The State of South Carolina requires the use of specific divorce documents and you cannot substitute generic forms. The cost of downloading a complete forms...

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Pennsylvania Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

Because Pennsylvania allows irretrievable breakdown of the marriage as a ground for divorce, residents facing divorce in the state may want to save time and money by gathering and preparing their own divorce forms with the assistance of a Pennsylvania divorce forms service. A Pennsylvania divorce forms service will furnish you with a complete downloadable package of all the paperwork needed to meet the grounds for an uncontested divorce action as well as any other documents required by the...

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North Carolina Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

North Carolina allows living separate and apart without cohabitation for one year’s time, or living separate and apart due to incurable insanity for three years, as legitimate grounds for a no-fault, uncontested divorce. Instead of paying an attorney to file the action, now there is a far more affordable alternative available in the form of a North Carolina divorce forms service. Divorce laws are state-specific and a divorce forms service will provide North Carolina-specific documents...

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Missouri Online Divorce

Dec 20, 2012 by

Since Missouri is a no fault divorce state where the only accepted grounds for an uncontested divorce is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship, residents facing an imminent divorce may want to prepare their own divorce forms with the assistance of a Missouri online divorce service. Online divorce document services are designed for couples who are in agreement on most issues and want to get divorced with the least hassle and expense possible. Most uncontested divorce actions...

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Michigan Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

Because the divorce process varies according to state-specific laws you will need to gather the required documents, filing instructions, and state law information before you can complete a divorce in any state. In Michigan, the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage is the only grounds for divorce recognized by the state and that makes a Michigan divorce forms service the perfect solution for any uncontested divorce that will be filed in the state. You can file an uncontested divorce in Michigan...

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Prenuptial Agreements

Dec 19, 2012 by

What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A prenuptial agreement or prenup, is a contract made between a husband and wife before they get married specifying what will happen to assets, etc in the case of a divorce. Are Prenuptial Agreements Always Binding? Not always. Some courts do not recognize them and enforcing one can be difficult if the other party decides to fight it in court. A Prenup Isn’t Very Romantic. Do I Have to Have One? Yes, it can be difficult to discuss divorce before a marriage...

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Almost Divorced

Aug 8, 2012 by

Due to economic pressures in the ongoing recession many unhappy couples are choosing to live separately instead of going through with a divorce. The number of people who choose to live separately has risen as many couples find that they cannot afford to obtain a divorce when it means selling off real estate, paying off debts and hiring attorneys. While there are still many couples that try out a period of separation in order to address the reasons their marriage might be falling apart, the...

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Connecting the dots: Alcohol, Drugs, Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Part I: What it Looks Like One of the things that surprised me when I was doing research for my book The Divorce Lawyers’ Guide to Staying Married (Volt Press, 2006) was how little information there was about the correlation between alcohol and drug abuse and divorce. One attorney who I interviewed thought that up to 30% of the divorce cases were either directly or indirectly related to a spouse’s alcohol or drug abuse. Yet, rarely does one come across any information about this all...

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Divorce Checklist

Aug 8, 2012 by

Before filing for divorce you might want to set some goals as what outcome you desire. Take a look at all your options when choosing how you file, whether or not you will need an attorney and whether or not you will try mediation, a marriage counselor or other divorce-related professional mediator before you throw in the towel or start drawing up papers. Once you know where you want to end up, it will be easier to choose your course of action. If you are planning to utilize an online divorce...

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Divorce for Love of Country

Aug 8, 2012 by

When we last visited Guatemalan president Alvaro Colum, he had plans to use divorce as a legal tool for the purpose of getting around article 186 of the Guatemalan constitution which stated that he could not run for re-election and none of his relatives or extended family could run for the presidency either. Colum and first lady Sandra Torres de Colom devised a crafty plan to get divorced so that she could run for the office once she was no longer legally related to her husband, the current...

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Divorce Terms – C

Aug 8, 2012 by

CAPIAS - An arrest warrant that instructs an officer to take a person into custody for failure to show up in court. CHANGE OF VENUE – The transition of one judge to another when one plaintiff feels that the judge holds a prejudice. CHART CHILD SUPPORT METHOD – A process that takes gross income, certain adjustments, to come to a monetary value on how much child support should be paid in each month. It is up to the court to decide whether or not this method is appropriate for each...

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Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Aug 8, 2012 by

When a couple is contemplating a divorce, each spouse obviously has the option to hire a divorce lawyer. The cost of a lawyer will vary depending on the complexity of the case, as will the value of the services they provide. In very simple cases, neither party might actually need a lawyer, in more complicated instances, legal representation could be extremely important to each side. The fact that divorce laws vary from state to state also affects the complexity of a divorce. In Washington, for...

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Getting It Together Before a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The financial issues surrounding a divorce are some of the most important and lasting items than need to be examined and addressed, hopefully before anyone starts filing papers in court. If you are considering a divorce, you’ll need a good picture of your financial obligations and assets before you start dividing things up. You’ll need to organize your financial paperwork, including all bills, bank statements and any other permanent records related to money. It will be much easier...

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Looking Out for Number One

Aug 8, 2012 by

When we last checked up on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s upcoming divorce from wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, the former California Governor had just filed papers with the California courts requesting that he not be required to make any alimony payments to Shriver as well as indicating that he did not want to pay any of her attorney fees for the divorce either. It appeared Arnold was already anticipating the financial pinch for the day he would have to split his estimated $400 million net...

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Ohio Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce laws in Ohio are similar to most other state’s and allow both at fault and no fault as sufficient grounds for divorce. Residency requirements do differ from most states that allow a person to file for divorce in either the state where you or your spouse lives though, with Ohio requiring anyone filing to be an Ohio resident for at least six months and a county resident for at least 90 days. In Ohio, the spouse seeking a divorce must first file a complaint and summons at the...

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The Recession Might Save Your Marriage

Aug 8, 2012 by

The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia performs a lot of studies on family issues and divorce is obviously a component of any study that looks at marriages in the United States today. The most recent undertaking published by the Marriage project is the Survey of Marital Generosity, which apparently shows a trend where many couples who had been considering a divorce before the recent recession, changed their minds and postponed their breakup for economic reasons. The survey...

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Splitting the House

Aug 8, 2012 by

Two years ago Simon and Chana Taub made news headlines when the separated couple literally “split” their New York home when they divided it with a physical wall running right through the middle of it. The wall was the result of millionaire Simon Taub’s effort to avoid having to give it to his estranged wife, Chana. Taub convinced a judge to let him split the couple’s Borough Park brownstone with a wall. The wall divides the first-floor living room from a staircase...

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