My brother in law is in the army and his wife served him divorce papers. But she will not sign them now.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My brother in law is in the army and his wife served him divorce papers. But she will not sign them now. He has two kids and I was wondering what he could do to have her sign them? And when he was in Iraq she was sleeping with other people and her bills were getting paid by that other person. My brother in law had proof. Could he use that some how? He is in Texas at Fort Hood but he got served the papers in Hawaii. State:  Washington ...

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The judge sent me the divorce paperwork again stating that some of then were signed too early.

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Question:  My wife and I filed for divorce on April 14 of this year. After filing the last of the paperwork and waiting for the divorce decree. The judge sent me the paperwork again stating that some of then were signed too early. My wife and I have both moved on yet she refuse to sign the papers again because my girlfriend and I are going to have a baby. She told me she is going to be a (B) as long as she can and she doesn’t care. I don’t know what to do next it has been 3...

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Question about separation and divorce?

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Question:  What is the difference between separation and divorce?- Megan **Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. State:  Alabama ...

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What are the grounds for annulment?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What are the grounds for an annulment?- Daniel State:  California Answer:  Daniel, the legal grounds for an annulment differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but most states allow a marriage to be annulled where there was some type of fraud, or where the marriage should not have occurred in the first place such as where one of the parties is under the legal age of marriage, or where one of the parties is married to someone...

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What is abandonment, as it pertains to marriage, separation and divorce?

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Question:  What is abandonment, as it pertains to marriage, separation and divorce? **Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. State:  Alabama ...

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I don’t want to spend a lot money on a divorce. Deadline is coming up.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I want a divorce. Have the paper for her to sign. She want sign the paper. I don’t want to spend a lot money I don’t have. I am about to come up on deadline for my paperwork to be signed. What can I do? (GA) State:  Georgia Answer:  Contact a professional process server or your local sheriff and send a copy of the divorce papers using certified mail. If she cannot be located or won’t sign, place notice of the...

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What happens when my wife will not talk to me, nor wants to call back, nor gives me her address?

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Question:  What happens when my wife will not talk to me ,nor wants to call back,nor gives me her address. State:  New York ...

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Am I able to continue seeing the guy that I was seeing during the divorce process or should I lay low for now?

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Question:  Both my husband and I have been unfaithful. I have filed for a divorce recently. Am I able to continue seeing the guy that I was seeing during the divorce process or should I lay low for now? Are there any consequences if I see him? Will my soon to be ex-husband have the upper hand if I see this guy? State:  New Hampshire Answer:  Whether or not there are consequences in continuing to see your new boyfriend depends on your...

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Husband missing for 18 years. What do I need to do to get divorce?

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Question:  I’ve was got marry in 1991 and two months later I moved ,I don’t know the where abouts of my husband is been 18 years,what do I need to do to get divorce? State:  Pennsylvania ...

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Trust vs will how do you decide which one is needed?

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Question:  Trust vs will how how do you you decide which one is needed? **Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. State:  Alabama ...

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Is there a time limit on how long a divorce can go on from beginning to end? Texas

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Question:  Is there a time limit on how long a divorce can go on from beginning to end? (in Texas?) State:  Texas Answer:  Texas, like most all states, has a waiting period BEFORE you get divorced. The state requires 60 days between filing and finalization. The amount of time the actual divorce itself takes is not determined by time limit, but procedure. The more complicated and contested your divorce is, the longer it will take as a...

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Thinking about divorce and need some advice.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  HEY MY NAME IS PAULA.. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 12 YEARS NOW. AND WE DO NOT SEE EYE TO EYE.. JUST SEEM TO NOT GET ALONE WITH ONE ANOTHER. BEEMN GOING THROUGH THIS FOR A WHILE NOW. MAYBE SINCE I LOST MY JOB LAST YEAR. I FOUND WORK THIS YEAR IN MARCH. I LOVE MY JOB BUT MY HUSBAND THINKS I NEED TO WORK IN AN OFFICE.??? I AM WORKING AT A DAYCARE RIGHT NOW, I LOVE MY JOB.. BUT IT DOES NOT PAY ME ENOUGH… WE DO NOT AGREE ON THIS EITHER. TO ME A JOB IS A JOB.....

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After being married for 22 years what am I entitled to?

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Question:  After being married for 22 years what am I entitled to? He has taken care of me for 22 years. He’s taken care of all the household bills etc. We have 3 girls but the baby is 15. State:  Virginia Answer:  Without knowing any specifics, it sounds like you have a very good case for alimony and support. A long marriage where the husband has been the sole earner will be a big factor in the court’s determination of...

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Does Virginia have the sunset clause?

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Question:  Does Virginia have the sunset clause and if so, if a marriage has lasted 10 years, can the prenup be questioned, or even disregarded? State:  Virginia Answer:  Interesting question. Technically, no state “has” sunset clauses. Sunset clauses in divorce usually refer to an expiration or “end date” at which time a prenuptial agreement ceases to be in effect. Individual states do not create or end prenuptial...

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I wanted an no-fault divorce but in fear that my wife would cause problems

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Hi – I want to know what would be my situation if I wanted an no-fault divorce but in fear that my wife would cause problems in order to just agreeing what would be mostly i would be looking at going through i don’t have much money to just fight in court over anything she could have everything I’ll agree to pay child support no problem(1 child) please let me no what turn i would have to take. State:  Mississippi ...

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I want to stop a divorce in Pennsylvania?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I want to stop a divorce in Pennsylvania? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  It is very unlikely that you can stop a divorce by yourself if your spouse is determined to make it happen. You can probably slow it down, but in Pennsylvania (a mixed “fault” divorce state) you will have a hard time halting a no-fault divorce initiated by a spouse who’s determined to see it through even over a spouse’s objections....

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What is a status hearing?

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Question:  What is it and should I go even though I have an attorney? (CO) State:  Colorado Answer:  Your attorney should tell you whether or not you need to attend the Status Hearing. Someone should probably attend and although hearings are usually informal settings, the judge will still need to know your position on the divorce up to that point. This is something your lawyer can usually take care of without your presence. The importance...

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I’ve decided to get a divorce so how do I start the process?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’ve decided to get a divorce so how do I start the process? State:  Wyoming Answer:  The first step towards obtaining a divorce is to contact a lawyer. This can be done right here on Divorce.com by using the “Find a Lawyer” section. After you have retained an attorney, the attorney will file the papers necessary to begin the divorce process.      I hope this helps! Wendy Jaffe   Wendy...

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How do I get a divorce when spouse has left the USA?

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Question:  How do I get a divorce when spouse has left the USA? Most Sincerely, Lee H. in OR State:  Oregon Answer:  Since Oregon is a no-fault divorce state you do not have to prove the abandonment to get a divorce. Your desire to get divorced due to the “irreconcilable difference” created by the abandonment is sufficient grounds to be granted a divorce in Oregon. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com...

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What if a spouse does not want to sign divorce papers? Contesting

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Question:  What if a spouse does not want to sign divorce papers? What other options are there for getting the divorce? (NC) State:  North Carolina Answer:  In cases of abandonment and desertion of marriages it is very common that there is no “other” spouse to sign and acknowledge receipt of divorce papers. In cases where the spouse simply refuses to receive or sign, there are remedies. You can sometimes hire a sheriff to...

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