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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Divorce Mediation – Mediators Can Be A Low Cost Alternative

Aug 8, 2012 by

Initiating a divorce can be a costly proposition. A court contested divorce can drain your bank account, take up all your time and destroy your peace of mind in short order. You can hire a divorce lawyer to represent you and eliminate some of the work, but it will still be an expensive ordeal at the very least. Your family and children will still be impacted in unpredictable ways, and there is no guarantee a court proceeding will go in your favor. You might want to consider utilizing the...

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Divorce Mediation Solutions

Aug 8, 2012 by

When a divorce becomes imminent many couples choose to hire a divorce lawyer to do much of the work, but it can still be an exhausting and expensive ordeal. A contested divorce in court can also take quite a bit of time to resolve. Your family can be impacted in unpredictable ways and there is no guarantee things will go in your favor once you’re actually in court. There is a lower cost alternative available if you consider using the services of a divorce mediator as an alternative to...

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Divorce Online

Aug 8, 2012 by

You might gain your freedom and a new life with a divorce, but you will surely also gain what seems like a new full-time job of researching, completing and filing your divorce forms. Even if you have an attorney, it is impossible to get through a divorce in any state today without having to deal with the mountain of paperwork that comes along with the process. The various forms, affidavits and legal documents associated with a divorce start needing your attention as soon as you initiate the...

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Divorce Pre-Planning

Aug 8, 2012 by

Many estimates say the divorce rate in the United States has increased to the point where nearly half of all current first marriages will end in divorce. The numbers are even higher in some Western states like Nevada and California where over 60% of first marriages fail. Nationwide, first marriages have 50% failure rate, second marriages fail about 65% of the time and 75% of all third marriages end in divorce. However, the numbers for divorce rates in different individual cultural, economic and...

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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 Stress & PTSD

Aug 8, 2012 by

In a sad commentary on the state of divorce and the stress it causes in our society, a depressed Texas man and his wife were finalizing their divorce last week when he pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot himself or his wife. He said was angry over his divorce and barricaded himself for several hours in a downtown lawyer’s office before eventually surrendering to police who took him to a hospital pending a psychological evaluation. The experience of going through a divorce is...

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During a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Coping with the challenges and difficulties presented during a divorce can be a bit like waging a war. Your divorce is a conflict between two opposite camps and comes with all the negative baggage necessary for a heated battle. The conflict can raise feelings of anger, regret, remorse and depression. You’ll need ample resources to stay positive and use the divorce as an opportunity for growth. It takes a calm approach to handle the financial matters and complex legal issues raised during...

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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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Fault or No-Fault?

Aug 8, 2012 by

It can take a long time to get to New York from California, especially in the case of no-fault divorce laws. California became the first state in the country to adopt no-fault divorce law back in 1969. In the decades that followed, most other states in the nation adopted similar laws. That is, most states except for New York, the last state in the union to require at-fault divorce grounds.  It took over 40 years, but the situation finally changed when the New York Senate and Assembly put...

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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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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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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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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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Top Five Ways That Money Problems Cause Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Everyone knows that money problems lead to divorce, right? Well, yes and no. Most people think that the stress of living on a tight income is what causes divorce. Sometimes that is true, but typically a tight budget alone does not cause a couple to split. So what types of money issues do cause a marriage to implode? Check to see if you recognize any of the five money dynamics below that are kryptonite to a marriage. 1) The Financial Roller Coaster: Everyone is familiar with anecdotal stories...

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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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Understanding the Difference – Fault and No-Fault Divorces

Aug 8, 2012 by

In 1953, the State of Oklahoma changed America’s divorce laws forever when it became the first state to pass a “no-fault” divorce law. Later, in the 1970s, California followed suit and enacted its own no-fault divorce law. Today, almost all states grant no-fault divorces. Before no-fault divorces were permitted, one spouse had to prove to a court that the other spouse had done something wrong. He or she had been at fault in some way. The usual grounds were adultery, abuse,...

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When Hard Times Get Harder: Divorcing with an Upside Down House

Aug 8, 2012 by

Domestic attorneys have begun to see the same general problem day in and day out:  A once happy couple gets married, buys a house, starts their family, and then hard economic times hit.  Maybe one spouse loses their job or the family’s adjustable rate mortgage adjusts to a dramatically higher rate.  The bills begin to mount and stress takes a toll on the marriage.  Perhaps the couple realizes something needs to change, so they decide to take a line of equity out on...

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About getting a divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I am married to a U.S citizen and I am Filipino. After our wedding last 2004, he left for the states (GA) and up to now i haven’t seen him in person for almost 6 years now. We do not have a divorce in Philippines, can i file a divorce online? State:  Georgia Answer:  Maybe. Even though divorce is not recognized under Philippine laws, divorce decrees secured outside the Philippines are recognized in certain instances. You...

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