Can one parent take children out of town?

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Question:  Can one parnet take childeren out of town? **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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Should I get divorced or work on my marriage?

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Question:  My hubby and i have been married for 15 years and we are having problems and i want a divorce should i get one or work on my marriage? (Mississippi) State:  Mississippi Answer:  Divorce or reconciliation in a 15-year marriage? Our recommendation is that you attempt to reconcile your differences and try to get along. Our basic premise here at Divorce.com is that marriage is always preferable to divorce unless there is abuse or...

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How long before you can get married again after a divorce?

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Question:  How long before you can get married again? State:  Tennessee Answer:  About 25 seconds…or as long as it takes to “pop the question.” Humor aside, if you are “legally unmarried” as in “divorced” you can get married again anytime you like. There is no waiting period for marriages if the parties are of legal age and single. Being single is the key for second marriages though, as some are...

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What happens in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

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Question:  what goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets? State:  Wyoming Answer:  Great question, If there are no assets, then there is nothing for the court to divide. And if you and your spouse can agree on a custody arrangement, there is not much left for a court to do besides grant the divorce, and determine child support. When you say “no assets” you had better be certain...

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How can I get an online uncontesed divorce?

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Question:  I married in Harris county TX on 7/23/09, my new husband sold my house and moved me here from Florida. I have a bad injury and am on disability, I am not able to move my neck or drive. How can I get an online uncontesed divorce? State:  Texas Answer:  Texas does allow no fault divorce based on destruction of the marriage beyond any reconciliation. You can prepare and file your own divorce paperwork in Texas as well....

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IMMIGRANT WIFE ABANDONS ME 5 DAYS AFTER ARRIVING

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  1 year and 10 months ago, I married my wife in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 3 days later I moved back to the USA so I could work here and get her to immigrate here.( I saw her only for 2 days when she was still in Santo Domingo. She arrived here on a non-immigrant visa 7 days ago, on Friday, August 28th. Yesterday, 6 days after arriving, I got home from work to find that she (and her daughter) abandoned me. Dominicans in a car picked her up and drove them off. ...

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My husband has been in jail for three years. We have no kids and property.

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Question:  My husband has been in jail for three years and there are no kid’s and property. State:  Virginia Answer:  No kids, no property and a husband in jail for three years equals a divorce in Virginia where you live. You can file a no-fault divorce based on the fact that you have been: Living separately and apart without cohabitation and without interruption for six months without children. Or you can file a fault-based action...

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Separated for 2 years

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have filed for divorce, My husband and I have been separated for 2 and a 1/2 years and have been married for a total of 5 and a 1/2 yrs. I do have a lawyer, but feel he is not doing his job, but I could be wrong. My husband wants 50% of the equity that is in the home that is in my name. I have been paying the mortgage and all bills by myself for the past 3 years. Is he entitled to 50%? and also the 2 yr separation mark was this past May, the lawyer tells me that we will...

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What to expect from divorce financially

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Question:  I’ve been married 30 yrs, kids grown, have home – he left – just walked out, I have only worked part time during the whole marriage, domestic violence pending. Will I keep the home? Will he provide me with alimony, insurance, and pay the home mortgage along with the alimony I may receive? State:  Alabama Answer:  Without knowing the details of your assets and debts, it would seem you are likely to stay in...

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affidavit for divorce if it has been more than two years since filed other person hasnot signed yet what to do?

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Question:  Affidavit for divorce. If it has been more than two years since filed other person has not signed yet what to do? **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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What does a counter-petition look like?

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Question:  What does a counter-petition look like? State:  Arizona Answer:  Generally speaking, a Counter Petition looks very similar to the original Petition which is the form that states in legal terms that a party is seeking a divorce (or some other relief). Different states may use different terms for such a document. In most states, the Counter Petition will simply be a pre-printed form containing various boxes which the respondent...

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Got divorced and would like to be reinstated back on husband’s pension.

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Question:  Under much duress, my husband made me sign off his pension benefits as a beneficiary. Is there any way I can get that paperwork changed and get reinstated back on the pension. We live in Georgia and have been married for 17 years. State:  Georgia Answer:  Unfortunately, there is no quick or simple answer to your question since it involves several “sticky” issues simultaneously. You’ve been in a long...

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I aquired property at a arms length transfer. Is my husband entiled to it in a divorce?

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Question:  I aquired property from my mom at a $5.00 arms length transfer is my husband entiled to it in a divorce? (NJ) State:  New Jersey Answer:  New Jersey is an Equitable Dsitribution state where marital property is divided according to what is fair, not neccessarily equal. Just because he is your husband does not mean he automaticallly gets 50% of the assets, the court will make that decision. The specifics surrounding your...

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Dont want to pay taxes on alimony-can mothly payment be put under something else. Husband wants to pay house paymt after divorc

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Question:  Dont want to pay taxes on alimony-can mothly payment be put under something else. Husband wants to pay house payment after 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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how do i find out if a divoece has been filed i want a divorce

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Question:  how do i find out if a divoece has been filed i want a 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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Can I file for divorce if he does not want to agree?

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Question:  Can I file for divorce if he does not want to agree? He says he will sign for the papers in five yrs – he said he would but now he changed his mind because he thinks we will get back together – I just need some time but I know for sure that I want a divorce . State:  Illinois Answer:  In Illinois the courts require legal reasons for wanting a divorce. There are two types of grounds allowed. The first is...

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In my divorce I have to pay medical and dental. Do I have to pay for orthodontics too?

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Question:  In my divorce I have to pay medical and dental. I was wondering since it doesnt state orthodontics do I have to pay that too? State:  Alabama Answer:  The state of Alabama Rule 32 of Judicial Administration regarding additional awards for child support states that “In addition to the recommended child support order, the court may make additional awards for extraordinary medical, dental, and educational expenses if the...

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Ex-husband stopped paying court-ordered spousal support. How do I collect?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My ex-husband decided to stop paying the court-ordered spousal support. How do I collect $5700.00 arrears and make sure I receive future support payments as ordered by the court? (Calif) State:  California Answer:  Go back to the court and notify them of the non-payment of court-ordered support payments. Your husband is in contempt of court at this point and there are specific remedies for the situation, like jail time and...

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Are annulments easier and more affordable?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have been married to a man since June of 2002. I left him in October of 2004. I have been on my own and I have a daughter who was born in March 2003. I want to either get a divorce or possibly an annulment. I do not know which one I should ask for. I hear annulments are easier and more affordable. We have a low to middle income so I need all the help I can get with making it fall into my budget. Here is why I think my situation may qualify for annulment. I know annulments...

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My husband vanished without a trace. How do I go about a divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband left me in 2006, without saying a word. I have not heard from him since, it’s like he vanished without a trace. How do I go about a divorce? State:  North Carolina Answer:  In North Carolina (and most states) abandonment is not much of an obstacle to divorce. Since North Carolina is a “no-fault divorce” state, there are two grounds for divorce that apply to your case: separation for 12 months or...

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