Divorce Common Sense

Aug 8, 2012 by

Because divorce laws vary from state to state and must be processed by the court according to the rules of the state you live in, if you can afford it, it might be a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before you decide to start filing papers. You don’t want to create a legal and financial nightmare for yourself. Even if you do retain a lawyer, you will still have many decisions to make and it helps to understand how the process works. The easiest way to research the topic of...

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Easy Divorce Education

Aug 8, 2012 by

Getting divorced is one thing, doing it without creating a legal and financial disaster for yourself is another. Since all divorces are basically civil lawsuits, they must be pursued in court according to the rules of the state you live in. Because the divorce laws vary from state to state, it is always a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before taking the plunge on your own. If you do decide to obtain legal representation in your divorce case, you will still need to understand...

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Divorce Filings Up Worldwide

Aug 8, 2012 by

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is back in the news again. This time it’s not a press release indicating more social media websites being utilized in divorce cases, instead the Academy members are noting that as the American economy picks up, so does the rate of new divorce filings. As the nation’s economy slowly recovers and people have more disposable income, more unhappy couples that were previously unable to afford a costly divorce are apparently now deciding to take...

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Divorce Lawyer

Aug 8, 2012 by

The importance of finding the right divorce lawyer cannot be overstated. If the other party in your divorce has the representation of a lawyer, you will need one too. Going to court without a good divorce lawyer can be a disastrous mistake that could affect your quality of life for many years to come. You need an experienced divorce lawyer on your side to help you navigate the legal technicalities and get through the paperwork as smoothly as possible. Once you have determined that you are going...

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The Divorce Process

Aug 8, 2012 by

It can be a good idea to make sure you know the basic facts about getting a divorce before you jump in and make decisions that could create a legal and financial disaster for yourself. What many people don’t understand is that divorces are basically civil lawsuits, and must be pursued in court according to the rules of the state you live in. The divorce laws vary from state to state, and it is always a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before taking the plunge on your own....

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Divorce Reform in India

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent article in the Globe and Mail in Toronto, Canada addressed the state of women in India who are trapped in abusive or broken marriages by archaic divorce laws and a dysfunctional court system. Divorce and separation are both increasing along with India’s rapid economic growth and social changes, but a combination of social factors make divorce especially difficult for Indian women. The country has no laws governing the division of marital property in a divorce and since Indian men...

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Divorce in Stages

Aug 8, 2012 by

There are usually specific areas of a relationship or family situation that occur leading up to a divorce. Some of the most recognizable sources of marital discord leading to a divorce or separation can include: * Children and other relatives in the home such as in-laws, step-children and grandparents can be sources of problems that can grow worse over time.* Sexual problems in the marriage like attraction, frequency and quality can drive a wedge into a marriage.* Financial problems will always...

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Divorce Steps

Aug 8, 2012 by

Making the decision to get a divorce is never easy and there are often many obstacles to overcome along the way. Before you file for divorce you might think about setting some basic goals as to what outcome you want from the situation. Consider 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 services before you start drawing up any legal documents. If you...

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Facebook & Divorce Down Under

Aug 8, 2012 by

By now almost everyone has heard that social media websites have been cited as a big factor in many recent divorces in the United States. Popular social media websites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket and others have become the latest battlegrounds in divorce and child-support contests due to the fact that Attorneys and private investigators can so easily find incriminating evidence on the Internet. Last year, over three quarters of the attorneys surveyed in an American...

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iPhone Divorce Application

Aug 8, 2012 by

From the Daily Mail in the UK comes news that a group of family lawyers has created a new iPhone application offering legal advice and guidance to people contemplating divorce in Britain. The phone application program sells for £9 (about $16 U.S.) and is titled Divorce? – A Comprehensive Guide to Divorce in England and Wales. The application features chapters and sections that claim it will intuitively guide users through the many different options available if their marriage or...

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Leveling Alimony

Aug 8, 2012 by

Family law issues are getting an overhaul in New York State as lawmakers there have recently made some big changes in several important areas including the adoption of no-fault divorce and the legalization of same-sex marriage. While those two changes received most of the attention in the news, there was another big change made that did not get the same attention but could turn out to be just as important in the long run. New York State legislators adopted a formula that was created by the...

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Mutual Consent Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The adoption of no fault divorce laws in all 50 states has gone a long way toward reducing the time, expense and difficulty of getting a divorce today. However, there is another method that does not require a contested trial at all in the form of collaborative divorce. A collaborative divorce is a way of handling a divorce dispute where both parties are represented by an attorney, but they do not go to trial. Instead, both spouses obtain collaborative attorneys and sort the divorce out through...

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No Consent Divorce South of the Border

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Supreme Court of Mexico recently caused a bit of controversy by backing up divorce laws changes that allow one spouse to request and obtain a divorce without the agreement of the other. The Supreme Court waited until March 2011 to declare the reforms set down in October 2008 by the Mexico City Legislative Assembly to be constitutional and enforceable laws in Mexico. The oddly structured law requires only that divorce petitioners be married for at least one year, one of them wants a divorce,...

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Organizing for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone considering initiating a divorce with the complications of a large amount of assets to be divided and children involved in the breakup, might want to talk to a divorce attorney before signing any papers. An attorney is a must if your case is a contested divorce involving any type of abuse, dishonesty or illegal behavior as well. If one spouse already has an attorney, the other will surely need one too. Negotiating a complex divorce without legal representation can hurt your position in...

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Real Cost of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

A divorce is never quite the cheap and easy fix for an unhappy marriage that people might think it to be and anyone who thinks divorce is a trivial matter has a few surprises coming their way. Getting a divorce is more likely to be a stressful event that causes upheaval in every part of your life. Far from solving all of life’s problems, divorces can be expensive and if you are unrealistic or unprepared, they can be emotionally devastating too. Study after study has shown that happily...

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Retaining a Divorce Lawyer

Aug 8, 2012 by

While it is true that you are not required to hire a divorce lawyer in order to get a divorce, there are certain instances where the importance of obtaining the right divorce lawyer is paramount. Obviously, in any type of contested divorce case where the other party has representation by a lawyer means you are probably going to need one too. You could try to wing it yourself but showing up in court without a good divorce lawyer could affect your quality of life for years to come. Any divorce...

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Royal Marriage Pressure

Aug 8, 2012 by

As Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare to tie the knot on Apr. 29 in a royal wedding ceremony that will be watched by a global television audience of nearly two billion people, there growing speculation as to whether the royal marriage will bring the couple closer together or have the opposite effect. Despite the fact that of the seven British royal marriages since 1947, four did not survive, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said preparations for nuptial event were going well during a...

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Simplifying Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone who thinks a divorce is an easy solution to a rocky marriage will quickly find that a divorce is far more likely to be a very stressful event instead. Divorces can be quite expensive and they can be emotionally taxing as well. Many studies have shown that married couples earn more, live longer and are happier than singles that have gone through a divorce. In fact, when you add up all of the costs, obtaining a divorce might be a bigger problem than an unhappy marriage. Those unsure of how...

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Top Dollar Divorce Ahead

Aug 8, 2012 by

The slow motion train wreck that is the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver break-up shows no sign of halting anytime soon as rumors of yet more secret illegitimate children are now surfacing. It appears the Schwarzenegger divorce could end up as one of the most expensive Hollywood break-ups ever recorded depending on whether or not a prior pre-nuptial agreement is tossed out. The Schwarzeneggers have an estimated net worth somewhere between $200 million and $400 million, and some court...

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UK Women Face End of Divorce Loans

Aug 8, 2012 by

News from the UK in the Daily Mail reports that women dealing with paying for a divorce are now facing a money crisis of sorts with the availability of divorce loans shrinking dramatically due to the financial uncertainty spread across the current global economy. Unhappy English housewives used to be able to get loans to fund their legal counsel and other related divorce costs through the banks. Now due to the current financial squeeze, many divorce lawyers in the UK now report that most of the...

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