Guaranteeing Fair Property Division in Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce is never easy. But it’s an even more stressful process when the parties involved struggle to reach a fair compromise on property division. Fortunately, there are steps everyone involved in a divorce proceeding can take to divide their property so that everyone is satisfied. The key is for couples to decide early in the process to work together to divide their assets in a way that is fair to everyone. This can take much of the unnecessary stress out of a divorce proceeding. Before...

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Tiger Woods Short on Divorce Cash

Aug 8, 2012 by

Despite nearly universal reports in the media that Tiger Woods’ divorce from wife Elin is going to cost him a cool $750 million and that Elin will also get full custody of couple’s two children, it look like the numbers may be wrong. It has been said that Woods had offered to settle for the exorbitant amount in exchange for a lifetime confidentiality clause that would prevent Nordegren from discussing his multiple affairs in the media. Various sources are now speculating that Elin...

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Does it Matter Where You Live? – State Residency Requirements for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, but you can make the situation less stressful for yourself by understanding a few basic rules concerning divorce in your own specific area. One of the areas that causes a lot of confusion is understanding the state residency requirements for filing for divorce. Some people mistakenly believe that they must file for divorce in the same state where they were married. This is not the case unless they do in fact still reside in that state. Any person can...

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You Need a Divorce Decree to Get Remarried

Aug 8, 2012 by

A divorce decree is a formal legal document issued by the divorce court that terminates a marriage. The decree is proof that a divorce has been finalized. It contains the terms and conditions of the divorce, such as the court’s instructions on how property is to be divided, child custody and support, alimony, etc., and is signed by the judge that presided over the case. It is preferable for both of the divorcing spouses also to sign the document, but it is the judge’s signature that...

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Divorce in the Animal World

Aug 8, 2012 by

It appears that giant turtles are very much like humans when it comes to their long-term love relationships. And like many unhappily married humans who grow apart and eventually divorce their partners, two giant turtles at an Austrian zoo have called a halt to their 115-year long relationship, and now refuse to have anything to do with each other. Despite their keeper’s best attempts at “turtle counseling” in order to help the aging couple reignite their marriage, the turtles...

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Welcome to Divorce.com

Aug 8, 2012 by

Thank you for visiting Divorce.com, the fast, free way to find a good divorce attorney. By entering only your zip code or city, the Divorce.com search engine will instantly provide you with a list of local lawyers who specialize in divorce. Read through their profiles and you’ll quickly find the one that is right for you. In addition to our Find a Lawyer search, we have articles written by industry leading professionals that will help you get through the divorce process and move on...

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European Nations Move to Stop Divorce Shopping

Aug 8, 2012 by

Couples in 14 different European countries will soon be able to choose the divorce laws that will apply to them under a new system of cooperation introduced last year after justice ministers in Luxembourg reached an agreement to stabilize divorce law across the 27 EU member states. The European parliament has yet to rule on the agreement, but Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain have all signed on...

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Single Parenting After Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Suddenly discovering that you are a rookie single parent after a divorce can be a stressful situation. Not only do you no longer have the same financial security as when married, you no longer have the emotional support either. However, it might help to remember that you are not alone in your struggle and there are many avenues of support available for newly divorced parents in every area of the country. Adjusting to your life as a single parent can be a little easier if you approach the...

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Divorce Papers Accuse Nevada Governor of Infidelity

Aug 8, 2012 by

An affair with a Playboy model was one of the charges levied against Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons by his estranged wife Dawn. The accusation hit the news yesterday when the Washoe County Family Court unsealed the records on the case giving journalists plenty to talk about. The divorce documents allege that Gibbons had two affairs, one with a former Playboy model and another with a women to whom he sent over 800 text messages. Governor Gibbons says both women are “just friends” but...

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Gay Marriage on Hold in California for Now

Aug 8, 2012 by

Gay rights supporters in California are debating when the next assault on the state’s Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban should be launched. Although many Prop. 8 opponents are eager to get to work before the 2010 elections, Equality California, the state’s largest gay-rights group, is setting its sights on 2012. Other gay-rights groups, like the Courage Campaign, are moving ahead with plans for the 2010 ballot. The question of when to go back to the polls has been a central issue...

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Texas Blocks Same-Sex Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Even though same-sex marriage is not legal in Texas, a Texas appeals court has ruled that gay couples cannot get divorced in that state. Same-sex couples married in other states do not have the legal right to get divorced in the Lone Star State and must seek their relationship remedies elsewhere. It appears the Texas appellate court was worried that if the state recognized same-sex divorce, it would also have to recognize same-sex marriage and that is something the Texas legislature does not...

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Divorce at the Top

Aug 8, 2012 by

When the former governor of California and his wife recently announced their separation in a joint statement there was no mention of a specific cause for the separation. Arnold Schwarzenegger was widely quoted at the time as saying “We both love each other very much,” and the split at first looked like it might be temporary. Maria Shriver was less forthcoming and made no public statement, leaving the press to speculate that if even she had been unhappy in the marriage, she had made...

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Same-Sex and Marriage in the Census

Aug 8, 2012 by

New Census Bureau data released Monday from the American Community Survey of 3 million households shows that 76% of those who have ever been married, have been married just one time. The figures are 20% for those who have been married twice and 5% have been married three or more times. The new data also shows almost 200,000 fewer same-sex couples than the previous year with 565,000 same-sex couples in 2008 and 754,000 in 2007. Census officials stated there was no intention of altering the...

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Online Divorce is Up

Aug 8, 2012 by

A look at the latest news headlines from around the country shows the current economic squeeze is having a definite effect on divorces in the Midwest. The lack of cash hasn’t stopped couples from divorcing, it is changing the way they get divorced though. Couples currently considering divorce now must cope with cash problems resulting from owing more than their homes are presently worth or high credit card balances they can’t make the payments on. The result is more people are...

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A Lesson for Parents: Arguing in Front of Your Teens Has Lasting Impact

Aug 8, 2012 by

Exposure to family arguments during adolescence has a lasting impact on an individual’s mental health and functioning as an adult. The longitudinal study, published in the March edition of The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, led by Simmons School of Social Work Professor Helen Reinherz, shows adolescents who reported increased arguments at age 15, compared with their peers, had an elevated risk of major depression, alcohol abuse/dependence, drug...

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Do You Really Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you are considering divorce, it may pay to talk with a divorce lawyer first. It can give you valuable time to  explore your options and can decide if divorce really is the best your best option. A divorce lawyer can explain what filing for divorce really means, what the legal system requires, how long your divorce might take and what paperwork will be needed. Often, a failing or troubled marriage can stress you out and leave you depressed and angry. A divorce lawyer is someone who can...

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Senator John Kerry Backs DOMA Lawsuit in Massachusetts

Aug 8, 2012 by

On July 9th, 2009, Senator John Kerry released a statement supporting Massachusetts’s court challenge of the Defense of Marriage Act.  Kerry is backing the lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Senator Kerry was the only Senator running for reelection who voted against the DOMA in 1996, and he has continued to rail against the DOMA since then.  â€œDenying same sex couples the same...

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80% of Caregivers Report Strain on Their Marriages

Aug 8, 2012 by

Caring.com and the ‘marriage doctors’ share tips on how to keep love alive while caring for aging parents Eighty percent of baby boomers caring for an aging parent say that it has put a strain on their marriage. This insight is one of many garnered from a new research study conducted by Caring.com to measure the impact of caregiving on spousal relationships. The Caring.com study of baby boomers caring for aging parents uncovered the following: — 80% of baby boomers...

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N.Y. May Finally Get No-Fault Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

New York has been the lone hold-out among U.S. states allowing no-fault divorce. As the only state remaining without no-fault divorce on the books, New York has always required someone take the blame for a split even if both spouses have mutually agreed to the divorce.  One spouse or the other had to allege a fault such as cruel and inhuman treatment, adultery, abandonment, or the couple must have been legally separated for at least one year before they could file. Critics of the New York...

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Do Social Media Sites Increase Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket and others are becoming the latest weapons in divorce and child-support battles. Private investigators searching for information on a client’s wayward spouse or ex-spouse are quickly catching on to the fact that the websites are often a quick and easy way to catch people doing things they don’t want others to know about. Divorce and family law firms are increasing their reliance on information gathered...

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