Cohabitation is not Marriage Practice

Aug 8, 2012 by

Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, says young men and women in their 20′s today suffer from the effects of modern hedonistic lifestyles that have shattered traditional family values and replaced them with a relationship wasteland instead. Wilcox’s research has led him to conclude that today’s “spring-break sexual liberation” promises only increasing costs for the practitioners and their unfortunate families. Wilcox...

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The King is Back

Aug 8, 2012 by

Despite filing dual divorce actions within minutes of each other just a month ago with accusations of infidelity on both sides, CNN talk show host Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick, have apparently reconciled their “irreconcilable differences” and called off their divorce for now, according to King spokesman Howard Rubenstein. Southwick had accused King of committing adultery with her sister but “They have resolved their issues and he’s moving back in,” said...

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Children of Divorce Get Help in Florida

Aug 8, 2012 by

It’s no secret that children are negatively impacted by the break-up of a family. Divorce is always a huge headache for most couples, but the experience can be even worse on the children in the home. Many states offer support resources including legal and financial assistance for divorcing parents, and therapy or counseling for the whole family after the divorce is final. But very few states provide any assistance or guidance for the dependants during a divorce unless there are specific...

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Life & Death Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

A greedy Long Island mom who didn’t feel like haggling over her divorce and instead hatched a plot to take it all by force received an unpleasant surprise in criminal court recently. The judge in a Nassau County, New York courtroom summed up the situation when he said “She didn’t want a divorce by consent decree, she wanted a divorce by murder.” Susan and husband Peter Williams were already embroiled in a bitter divorce battle before she came up with the plan that would...

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Divorce in the Military

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you or someone you know is in the service and planning to get a divorce, you should know that military divorce proceedings differ from divorces taking place between two civilian parties. When one or both parties are of active duty military status, including Guard and Reserves, and retired military, there will be additional dispositions of the divorce decree which will be taken into consideration. It is vitally important that you educate yourself in military divorce law and its effects on...

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I have been separated for so long does it matter if my husband contests?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have been separated from my husband for over 10 years. I met someone recently and we are talking about getting married. Since, I have been separated for so long does it matter if he contests it? And also what if I can’t locate him? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  Upon filing your divorce petition, your spouse has 30 days to respond if he lives in Pennsylvania. He has 60 days if he lives outside of Pennsylvania, and 90...

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Divorce Finalization – Texas

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I filed for divorce in March. I sent my husband the stamped and notarized documents I got from the courthouse after the 60 days was up in June. He signed the original papers, and now he refuses to sign a waiver stating he does not want to be present at the final hearing, and also refuses to sign the final papers. We will be apart a year on December 31, 2009. What should I do next? I want this over with so I can get on with my life. No kids are involved, just a list of some...

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Can I file a suit on a woman who had an affair with my husband? Child custody question.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband recently had an affair and I have filed for divorce. The lady had a baby and my question is -can I file a suit on her? State:  Mississippi Answer:  The answer would be yes, you can file suit on nearly anyone – if you have a valid reason for doing so – otherwise, it will be a waste of time and money. In this case, the terms of your impending divorce agreement will more likely be the source of any revenge...

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Texas Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is often said that everything is bigger in Texas. However, the Lone Star state is actually only the second largest state in the U.S. in both size and population. That distinction does make Texas the state with the most people in the most places though, and many of the over 25 million Texas residents are getting divorced each year. According to the state’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, a steady rate of about 100,000 Texas divorces per year have been recorded over the last five years. Half...

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What age is it in Tennessee that a child can say who she wants to live with?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What age is it in Tennessee that a child can say who she wants to live with? State:  Tennessee Answer:  The state of Tennessee will “listen” to the wishes of a minor child once they reach the age of 12. Like most states, Tennessee bases child custody and support decisions on what is in the best interests of the child. A child 12 or older can give their opinion as to which parent they would like to stay with....

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Paying Child Support to Ex-Spouse Who Is Relocating To Another State

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Paying Child Support to Ex-Spouse Who Is Relocating To Another State? **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...

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Need a free uncontested divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Do you know of anyway in New York where I can acquire a free uncontested divorce? I need it bad my wife and I have been separated since 2004 when she abandoned the children and I. To this day I dont know where she is, after I took custody of our child she vanished. State:  New York Answer:  If you have not seen or heard from your wife since 2004, you have a classic case of abandonment. In most states abandonment for a year or...

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If i file for a seperation but living in same house am i responsible for any debt she might run up after the filing date?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  if i file for a seperation but living in same house am i responsible for any debt she might run up after the filing date State:  Wyoming Answer:  Thank you for your question, Because the law dealing with the effect of a legal separation on debt may differ by state, I will give you a general answer. In many states, filing for separation would protect you from debt that your spouse accrued on her own behalf such as buying an...

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How much does it cost to get divorced in California?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How much does it cost to get divorced? State:  California Answer:  It has been said that a divorce will cost as much as you can afford. Of course, the true cost of a divorce depends on many variable factors and not all of them are financial. The more complicated your case is, the more expensive it will be. For couples who don’t have disputes over children or a vast estate to divide, there may not be any reason to hire...

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Incorrect date of birth

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I am starting the process for filing for divorce and i noticed that my spouses date of birth is incorrect on the license. Is the marriage license valid? We were married in the state of California, but i now reside in Texas and have not had any contact with him for over 4 yrs. State:  Texas Answer:  The fact that there is a minor birth date error on the marriage license is not likely to be enough of a reason to invalidate the...

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Husband moved to different state

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I live in Florida. husband moved to IN last week, and now says he has to wait 3 mths to establish residency before he can start a divorce. The mortgage has not been paid since May, nor the equity. He gives me $100/week for our daughter. He says that he will initate the divorce as long as I stick to the $100 and take on half his credit card debt. If he starts a divorce up there would I be made to go there for court. Would it be better if i initiated it?? Any info would be...

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Now you are divorced. What next?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Now you are divorced. What next? Your legal divorce may have ended in court, but your overall divorce experience can last a lifetime. Ending a marriage that has lasted long enough for two individuals to combine their hopes, dreams, money and finances can be tough to get over. No one gets married with a divorce included as part of the plan. Even though marriage is intended to last a lifetime, divorce can be the only option when the situation cannot be resolved without physical and emotional...

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Divorce Settlement

Aug 8, 2012 by

The divorce settlement is one of the last legal actions in a divorce proceeding and is the final agreement between spouses that sets forth the terms and conditions of a divorce. Divorce settlements cover the division of property and the court’s assignment of ongoing responsibilities concerning issues such as custody, visitation, and support. Divorce settlement agreements must be signed by both parties and accepted by the court before they can be incorporated into the final divorce decree....

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After the Divorce: A Woman’s Guide To Dating

Aug 8, 2012 by

Dating after divorce can be an intimidating, tricky concept for some women. For others there is nothing tricky about it. They’re ready to get back out there and see what the dating scene has to offer. It is kind of funny how the dating advice crawling all over the web paints a picture of women on some sort of assembly line. They’re nicely wrapped in generic advice that is supposed to apply to each woman. The word “divorced” is firmly stamped on the outside of...

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Divorce Common Sense

Aug 8, 2012 by

Because divorce laws vary from state to state and must be processed by the court according to the rules of the state you live in, if you can afford it, it might be a good idea to at least consult a divorce attorney before you decide to start filing papers. You don’t want to create a legal and financial nightmare for yourself. Even if you do retain a lawyer, you will still have many decisions to make and it helps to understand how the process works. The easiest way to research the topic of...

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