Who Gets the House When No One Can Afford to Keep It? Keeping and Sharing the Home in a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The changes that families encounter while going through a divorce are troubling, and often times quite emotional. Deciding who will get to keep the house in a divorce settlement can be one of the toughest obstacles, especially when there is emotional attachment to the home by either spouse or the children. It is always best for the couple to come to a mutual decision about who will get to keep the house. Often times, the home serves as a settlement tool, where the couple will be satisfied with...

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Divorce Events

Aug 8, 2012 by

Going through a divorce in a modern western country today is usually not a time when most people want to think about having a big celebration. Terminating a multi-year marriage can be an emotionally and financially exhausting experience for most people. However, the Times of India, reporting on event trends on the island nation of New Zealand, recently noted that an increasing number of Kiwi women are now holding separation or divorce parties that transform the end of their relationship into a...

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Divorce Still Morally OK

Aug 8, 2012 by

According to the results of the Gallup Poll’s annual Moral Acceptability poll completed on May 10, 2009, the moral views of most Americans have changed very little in the last year. The poll found that the morals of the nation might have shifted ever-so-slightly to the right, but that overall the average was still left of center. Questions on moral issues showed Americans are still generally supportive of traditionally liberal viewpoints. The poll noted that most Americans still feel...

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State Divorce Forms

Aug 8, 2012 by

The old saying about marriage has always been that it’s easy to get into, but difficult to get out of. That is true for a number of reasons, most of them having to do with all of the work that goes into preparing for a divorce. Unfortunately, you can’t just wake up one day and decide to legally split and be done with it. You have to go through a rigid process, and it’s one that includes tons of different forms. The difficult and confusing part of this is that these divorce...

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What are the reasons to have to file a divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What are the reasons to have to file a divorce? State:  Alabama Answer:  The biggest reason most people seek divorces for…is remarriage. Money and revenge might seem to be the biggest motivators in many divorces, but those factors can be addressed without a divorce decree. If you want to get married again, you’ll need a valid divorce decreee in your hand. Your divorce is not really complete until you have a divorce...

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What if my spouse refuses to give me a divorce and I want to remarry?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What if my spouse refuses to give me a divorce? I want to remarry. I am in California. State:  California Answer:  The grounds for divorce in California are incurable insanity or irreconcilable differences which have caused a breakdown of the marriage. In your case, it sounds like you’ll have to go for the latter and file for divorce based on your obvious differences since your spouse will not agree. Your spouse cannot...

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Husband has a problem with drinking drug use.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Me And my husband been married for 6yrs.It started going bad about the 4yr, In the relationship.Not wanting to keep a job.Wanting to put all his problems in to drinking,drug use. I say that was to much for me to have to deal with. State:  Texas Answer:  Not sure exactly what your question here is, but no one should have to live in a relationship that has “gone bad.” Alcohol and drug addiction are both grounds for a...

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What You Need to Know About Spousal Support

Aug 8, 2012 by

When most people talk about spousal support after a divorce they are actually referring to is court-ordered payment from one spouse to his or her ex-spouse for living expenses. The legal term for this form of spousal maintenance is alimony and it is not the same thing as child support. Alimony is awarded at the discretion of the court and many factors can influence the structure of the award. The rules for awarding alimony differ from state to state and the judge in the case has most of the...

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How long do we have to get an anullment in Mississippi?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and have only been together for 3 months. How long do we have to get an anullment in Mississippi? State:  Mississippi Answer:  Mississippi law allows incurable impotency, insanity, or idiocy; incapable of consent from lack of understanding, force, fraud ; pregnancy by another man and husband did not know, as grounds for annulment. The state allows couples to annul marriages within the first 6 months, but usually only...

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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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Military Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I recently divorced in July 2009. He is in the Army Reserves. Out of guilt, shame and other emotions, I signed and agreed to everything he had listed in the divorce papers. We used a mediator. I signed away the house and all retirements. I recently read an article that states that I am entitled to 50% of his military retirement because we were married more than 20 years. Is it too late since the divorce was final July 30? State:  ...

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What state can I file for Divorce in?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My wife and I have been married for 14 years. We were married in San Diego County, California. Because of my job we move around the country. We are currently residing in Arkansas. Do I need to file back in California or can I file here in Arkansas? State:  Arkansas Answer:  You do not have to file in California. You can get divorced in the state in which you currently reside. In Arkansas, a spouse must be a resident of the...

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How can he get a divorce without getting an expensive lawyer?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My fiance’s wife currently lives in New York. He lives in South Carolina. they were married in South Carolina but lived as husband and wife last in New York 3 years. How can he get a divorce without getting an expensive lawyer? I got my divorce by doing the papers myself and it was cheap – we were told that he would have to get a lawyer. Can you help please? State:  South Carolina Answer:  Your fiance’ can get...

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filing

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have filed for a divorce and sent a registered letter by mail, which came back unopened because he no longer lives at that address so my question is what’s the next step that I should take and if its running an add in the paper how should it be worded? State:  Arkansas Answer:  Normally, if you know where your spouse lives, a copy of the Arkansas divorce complaint and a summons must be personally delivered (by someone...

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How soon can I be divorced after submitting the papers, if both of us agree on everything?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How soon can I be divorced after submitting the papers, if both of us agree on everything. There is no properties or anything to divide. It’s a friendly divorce. Thank you very much. State:  Florida Answer:  In Florida, couples who have no minor children, own no property together and have no major joint debts can get divorced rather quickly. If children are present and significant property divison issues are part of...

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Divorce & PTSD

Aug 8, 2012 by

Getting divorced can be one of the toughest life-changing events anyone can experience. Everyone knows it can be emotionally and financially problematic, but fewer recognize that divorce can make existing health problems flare up, and it can also cause new health problems too. The toll it takes on your health can be immediate, and starts as soon as the divorce begins. However, one of the single most serious health problems that can afflict people getting a divorce is depression. No one is going...

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Do It Yourself Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you have decided to legally end your marriage you might be considering a do it yourself divorce, or pro se dissolution. Pro se means “for yourself” and dissolution is a word is used by the court meaning divorce. Do it yourself divorces can help you save both time and money if you are able to communicate and negotiate with your spouse. A pro se divorce is best used in uncomplicated cases where both spouses agree on the basic terms and conditions of the divorce. If there are...

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Before a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Preparing for a divorce is a big job. There are many things to be done before you initiate divorce proceedings, including gathering documents, researching the legal issues and exploring your options. You may need to find a divorce attorney or brush up on divorce laws. You will need to take control of your divorce right from the beginning in order to protect your finances and maintain your lifestyle. The more prepared you are for your divorce, the smoother the whole process will be. Here are...

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Divorce Affects Children

Aug 8, 2012 by

Over a million American families will experience divorce this year and half of the children born to married couples will experience their parent’s divorce before they turn 18 years old. The effects of a divorce on the family are many and the negative physical, emotional, and financial effects can have especially large consequences for the children. Any divorce with children involved puts a lot of stress on the fundamental unit of American society, the family, and has a profoundly negative...

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Death & Divorce in Turkey

Aug 8, 2012 by

Despite national campaigns, political condemnation and legal reforms, a recent meeting in Turkey uncovered the shocking statistic that the murder rate of women in that nation had skyrocketed by 1,400% between 2002 and 2009. The statistic recently revealed by the Turkish Justice Ministry has put new focus on the government’s spotty record of supporting women’s rights to marriage and divorce. Even though Turkish women’s groups and the European Union (EU) have acknowledged recent...

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