Domestic Violence & Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The stress and tension of divorce causing episodes of domestic violence is unfortunately all too common in the U.S. and Canada today. The statistics show that women are far more likely to be victims than men and some studies have estimated that as many as 30% of all divorces in some U.S. states will involve domestic violence of some kind. A survey from Canada showed that about one in five women said marital breakdown was the cause of domestic violence in their relationships. The emotional and...

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Same-Sex Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

After the New York State Senate recently voted to approve the same-sex marriage equality legislation introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, same-sex couples across the state celebrated their newfound right to marry. One additional benefit of the new legislation that many of those couples might have over looked is the fact that after the state recognizes same-sex marriage, it will also recognize same-sex divorce and the right to divorce for same-sex couples will be governed by the rules according...

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Length of Divorce Process

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is impossible to predict exactly how long a divorce will take to complete, but the process always begins when one spouse notifies the other of their intention to seek a divorce. In most jurisdictions the legally mandated method of notifying a spouse of an impending divorce is to furnish the other party with a Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The petition will specify the particular arrangements a spouse is seeking from the divorce and issues like property division, child...

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