How long do you have to be married to receive alimony?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How long do you have to be married to receive alimony? (In Tennessee) State:  Tennessee Answer:  There is no set minimum length you must be married in order to qualify for alimony in Tennessee. The court will take the duration of the marriage into consideration along with many other pertinent factors when determining alimony awards, but there is no minimum time requirement. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and...

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What is the difference between separation and divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What is the difference between separation and divorce? State:  Wyoming Answer:  The differences between separation and divorce are significant. The biggest difference is that when you are “separated” you are still married, and cannot remarry. Once you are divorced, you are free to remarry. However, there are often serious legal consequences to separating that many individuals fail to consider. For example, the...

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Can a man still get a divorce if his wife doesn’t?

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Question:  Can a man still get a divorce if his wife does not? And how would he go about doing it?   State:  Texas Answer:  A man can get a divorce anytime, even in Texas, but it would be hard to complete one without the wife’s participation. If you are talking about the wife not wanting a divorce and the husband does want one, that is another matter. If the woman does not want a divorce and will not agree to it, it will be...

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divorce dismissed

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Question:  On 6/22 our divorce was dismissed due to the fact that my husband did not produce his paperwork on his business – is this something that you are familiar with? State:  New Jersey Answer:  It sounds like this may not be the full story. If someone does not produce documents after a legal request was served on them, the party who requested the documents then goes to court and gets an “order to compel the production of...

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How do I file if one of the parties is living in another state and is he liable for his step children?

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Question:  How do I file if one of the parties is living in another state and is he liable for his step children? State:  Florida Answer:  You can file in Florida regardless of where your spouse is living now. Whether or not he will have to pay child support will be determined by the court in Florida. If the kids are not his own it may be more difficult to get support for them. If they are minor dependents and he was supporting them in...

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How do I go about getting a divorce? I was married in New Mexico and now I’m residing in North Carolina.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How do I go about getting a divorce? I was married in New Mexico and now I’m residing in North Carolina. State:  North Carolina Answer:  You file for divorce in the state and county in which you currently reside. North Carolina permits you to file after six months of residency. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S...

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Living Apart

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have been living out of the home for about 18 months still pay the mortgage and money to my son totaling about 1600 a month my son will turn 18 on dec 29 my wife threatens to not let me come to the house unless i pay and i loan her money to fix her car but does not pay back am i stupid or is she in the right for me to be paying this much? State:  California Answer:  You didn’t say whether you are divorced already or...

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Pension. How many years to get half?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How many years to get half? State:  New York Answer:  In New York, all retirement plans and pensions are marital property and subject to equitable distribution. The division requires a Qualified Domestic Relations Order be drawn up and the court will use a mathematical formula where the accrued benefit is multiplied by a fraction to calculate the split. The number of months of the marriage, and the number of months of...

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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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I want to known what’s the price for a quick divorce – no fault

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I want to known what’s the price for a quit divorce, also how quick is the process, I’m figuring a no fault? State:  Mississippi Answer:  Without knowing more about your specific divorce case, it is hard to establish a “price range.” If you are looking at completing an uncontested, no-fault Mississippi divorce, it could be quick and inexpensive. Mississippi does allow do-it-yourself and online divorce...

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Maryland – how long do you have to wait after a divorce before you can re-marry?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  In the state of Maryland how long do you have to wait after a divorce before you can re-marry? State:  Maryland Answer:  You don’t have to wait any specific length of time in order to get legally remarried after a divorce in Maryland. As soon as your divorce is final, you can remarry. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS....

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How can you file for a divorce without paying for it?

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Question:  How can you file for a divorce without paying for it? State:  Arkansas Answer:  Wait for your spouse to die. That’s about the only free “divorce” available. Otherwise, you can keep costs down by preparing and filing your own documents with the court. You may also qualify for free legal assistance in your state. In Arkansas, low-income persons needing help in non-criminal matters, should visit...

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I live in Kansas – my soon to be ex lives in Alabama – can I still file for divorce?

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Question:  I live in Kansas – my soon to be ex lives in Alabama – can I still file for divorce? State:  Kansas Answer:  You can file for divorce right there in Kansas if you have lived there for at least 60 days. There is also a 60 day waiting period after you file before the first hearing. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS....

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How can I get my husband to pay the divorce and abandonment?

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Question:  How can I get my husband to pay the divorce and get him for abandonment? State:  Tennessee Answer:  You have several options in Tennessee as to the grounds of your divorce if you are considering abandonment as a reason. Getting your spouse to pay for the whole thing could be difficult though, especially if you are the one filing. Depending on your situation, Tennessee allows two years of living apart without cohabitation as...

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I BEEN MARRIED FOR 1 1/2 YEAR NO CHILDREN AND NO ASSETS

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Been married for 1 1/2 year. No children and no assets. Im afraid to get divorce ecause my income is not enough to survive by myself. He have a good income. Do I have any rights to get any monetary help from him even do we been married for only this time? I live n California. Thanks State:  California Answer:  California statutes dictate that in ordering spousal support the court shall consider the duration of a marriage, the...

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If I ask for a divorce will I have to make mortgage payments? Michigan

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Question:  If I ask for a divorce will I still have to make payments on the mortage untill the house is sold or can I walk away from it all? (MI) State:  Michigan Answer:  Filing for a divorce does not automatically remove an obligation to pay your mortgage even if the house is currently for sale. Someone has to make the payments, and if you don’t the bank will. That is, after they have foreclosed on the home and you lose whatever...

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Divorcing if wife lives in U.S. and husband lives in South America

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My wife and I were living in Venezuela for several years. my wife decided to call it quits (we had been married for 22 years) and returned to the U.S., to the state of Oregon where we were originally married. At this point, I have no intention of returning to the U.S. How do we obtain the least expensive divorce that is legally recognized by Oregon. Our children are grown and live on their own, we do have credit card debt in the U.S. and almost no property. My wife is...

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

Aug 8, 2012 by

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

Aug 8, 2012 by

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

Aug 8, 2012 by

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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