I experienced abandonment in 2003 when I was told he left the country.

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Question:  I experienced abandonment in 2003 when I was told he left the country. How do I divorce this man? This person to be divorced is living out side the country ( Bangladesh ) now a uncontested divorce would be fine but will this person need to be served papers on this ???? address is unknown . How would she know that he received such a letter ? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  You can divorce that man in Pennsylvania quite easily by...

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Child custody

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Question:  Hi, A friend of mine (a female) is married, and they have a 5 year old son. She has fallen in love with another man, and has told her husband this. He is threatening that, if she leaves him for this other man, he will get custody of their son, and she will not. She has not cheated on her husband, but I wonder if that even matters in court. She is afraid that her husband will try to prove otherwise, and she will lose her son. She works full time, makes about 30K a year,...

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How can I find out if someone is divorced?

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Question:  How can I find out if someone is divorced? (IL) State:  Illinois Answer:  If you are trying to find out if someone you are not related to is divorced or not, you will have to know the county and court in which that person got divorced in. If you don’t know which court to search, you can hire an online records search company to perform the search for you. The cost of the online search service will probably be less than the...

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Divorce and child custody with non us citizen

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Question:  Divorce and child custody with non us citizen? **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 any way I can get a divorce from him without paying for it?

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Question:  I have been separated from my husband for over 20 years. Is there any way I can get a divorce from him without paying for it. (WI) State:  Wisconsin Answer:  Probably not. As much as your marriage might seem like a foregone conclusion after 20 years of separation, your marriage does not simply evaporate. You will still have to get a divorce and that will cost money. You can save some money by gathering and filing the paperwork...

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What should I do about the house?

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Question:  Me and the wife have been legaly separated for about 7-8 yrs, we were separated in Arizona,but have been living in Minnesota for the past 4-yrs now, I’ve been paying child support, thats all good.about 2yrs ago she wanted to take her name off the mortgage so she can divorce me and move back to Arizona to buy a house. Well shes off the mortgage but never moved,i believe the both of us are on the deed/title. My question is she moved out 2wks ago into a apartment,i live in...

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I would like to divorce my wife but only if she doesn’t get anything. How do I know what she will get?

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Question:  I want to divorce my wife. But I won’t do it if she is going to get anything. How will I know what I am going to lose… State:  Wyoming Answer:   Thank you for your question. I can give you only a general answer to your question because what you are required to pay your spouse in a divorce differs between states. But in many states, property acquired during the marriage may be split up to 50/50. If you have...

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NEVER RECEIVED DIVORCE PAPERS

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Question:  My brother signed papers for his wife to divorce him. He has never received any papers to say it’s over. She won’t give him a copy of the papers. What should he do?       State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  Your brother should go to the courthouse in the county where he lives and check the records for files in his name. If a divorce action has been completed the records will show that and he can get a copy....

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How can I get a quick divorce in Florida?

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Question:  If I have been seprated for the last seven years and have not lived in the same state as my spouse how can I get a quick divorce in Florida? State:  Florida Answer:  In Florida you can file for a divorce based on abandonment or desertion as grounds. You will have to wait one year after the event of desertion before you file for a divorce. For a voluntary separation, you also must have been voluntarily separated for at least 12...

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who gets owership of the house when the husband comits adultry?

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Question:  who gets owership of the house when the husband comits adultery? **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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My husband is not making alimony payments on time or in complete amounts

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Question:  I got divorced 7 years ago, my ex-husband has to pay alimony until I re-marry or die, that is what the divorced decree says, but lately he is not making the payments on time or complete, what can I do about it? (South Carolina) State:  South Carolina Answer:  Regardless of the state in which you reside, the procedure for non-payment of court-ordered alimony is pretty much the same everywhere. You must go back to the court and...

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What is the percent of fathers who get their kids in divorces?

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Question:  What is the percent of fathers who get their kids in divorces? State:  Texas Answer:  Figures from the US Bureau of the Census and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services show how the numbers stack up. In the United States there are 11,268,000 custodial mothers compared to 2,907,000 total custodial fathers. The figures indicate that about 25% of custodial families are headed by men. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe...

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What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce?

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Question:  What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  A divorce is the termination of a legal marriage. Annulment is a void or voidable marriage that was never legal in the first place. Many people incorrectly assume they can obtain an annulment if they have only been married a short time. Annulment is never used to terminate a valid marriage no matter how brief it was. Annulment refers to...

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I signed divorce papers 2 years ago. How do I know it’s finalized?

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Question:  I signed divorce papers couple years ago but did not get any info as to whether its final. How do I find out? State:  New York Answer:  In New York, you can access divorce decree and divorce certificate records through the New York State Department of Health. You can order them by telephone, internet or mail and there are small processing fees associated with the service depending on what you want. Generally, the records cost...

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Filing a divorce from out of the U.S.

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Question:  Is it possible for an American living in the Philippines to file for a divorce there in the US? Can a lawyer file for him? State:  Alabama Answer:  If your soon to be ex spouse is an American citizen and currently lives in the United States, the answer is most likely “yes.” – Wendy Jaffe, ESQ. Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S...

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How long will my divorce process last?

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Question:  How long will my divorce process last?- Theresa State:  Florida Answer:  Theresa, sometimes the process is clean and fast, and sometimes it can be a very difficult process. Several factors determine the amount of time necessary to obtain a divorce. If you and your spouse have been married for a long time, have minor children, and have accumulated a lot of marital or community property, it may take several months to resolve your...

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Can I obtain a divorce from here or do I need to return to Alabama? Long Distance

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Question:  My husband and I have been seperated since November 2004. No formal seperation papers have been drawn. I now live in Pennsylvania while he still resides in Alabama. Can I obtain a divorce from here or do I need to return to Alabama? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  No need to file in Alabama. You can file for divorce in the state where you now reside. As long as you have been living in Pennsylvania for at least 6 months you can...

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POSSIBLE DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY

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Question:  MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 17 YEARS AND SHE DECIDED SHE NO LONGER WANTS OUR MARRIED FOR MANY REASONS. WE WERE MARRIED IN FLORIDA AND HAVE BEEN LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY. WE HAVE A HOME, CAR AND TWO CHILDREN ONE FROM HER FIRST MARRIAGE AND THE OTHER IS OURS. SHE HAD CONTROL OF ALL THE INCOME OF THE HOME AND I JUST FOUND OUT SHE WAS NOT PAYING THE MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF THE HOME. WHAT CAN I DO? IF IT COMES DOWN TO A DIVORCE I DON’T WANT TO LOSE CUSTODY OF MY 12 YEAR...

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

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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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Is there a way through divorce to take one of our names off the deed to our house?

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Question:  Is there a way through divorce to take one of our names off the deed to our house.We have no kids together (she has one of her own still living at home)were spliting everything 50/50,this house seems to be the big issue.To sell our house and cover our second mortage is almost impossible right now,I`m sure our house will sell one day but when???She does`nt want the house but wants her name off the deed so were both stuck here living together because we both can`t afford to...

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