The Path to Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone who is considering divorcing their spouse has a big task ahead of them. Divorces are not quick and easy fixes, quite the opposite in fact. Divorce is more often a traumatic event affecting every facet of a person’s life than it is likely to be a walk in the park. Divorces can be costly too, and not just financially. The process of going through a divorce can also cost a lot of time, emotion and effort, and there is no guarantee you’re going to be happy at the end of the...

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No Fault Filing

Aug 8, 2012 by

Now that all 50 states have adopted no fault divorce laws a growing number of unhappy couples are choosing to skip the battles in court and file the papers for their own mutually agreed, uncontested divorce. Obviously, one of the first things you will need to do is to obtain the proper forms and documents applicable to the county or state you live in. Each state in the nation has its own specific rules, requirements, and paperwork required to complete a divorce. Although the divorce documents...

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Request a divorce case evaluation right now.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Considering divorce but not sure of the next step? A local divorce lawyer can answer your questions and explain the divorce process to you. Schedule a divorce consultation right now and find out how a divorce attorney can help you protect your future.  

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Driving to Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

According to a recent study published by Erika Sandow of the UmeÃ¥ University in northern Sweden, a long commute to work can enhance job prospects and provide other economic benefits but it could also increase the commuter’s risk of divorce by up to 40%. The UmeÃ¥ study was based on statistics collected from over two million Swedish households between 1995 and 2000. Study author Sandow said in her dissertation that long-distance commuting delivers more benefits for men than women...

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Montana Balks at Mandatory Divorce Counseling

Aug 8, 2012 by

Efforts to mandate that couples with minor children undergo counseling prior to getting a divorce in Montana have been defeated be a 60 to 40 vote in the GOP-controlled State House. More than two dozen Republicans joined minority Democrats to reiterate that the state has no business telling adults they have to get counseling before they can get a divorce in the state. State legislators from both parties agreed that people getting divorced can make their own decisions on counseling, and that...

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What Grounds for Divorce are Allowed in Your State?

Aug 8, 2012 by

The grounds for obtaining a divorce vary from state to state. Some states allow both fault and no fault divorces while others allow only one of the two. Fault divorces require proof that one spouse is at fault; no fault divorces hold neither spouse responsible. No Fault Divorce No fault divorce holds that neither spouse is at fault. The spouse seeking divorce need not prove the other spouse committed a wrong. In many states, a no fault divorce is the only option. A spouse can’t object to...

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Trial Marriages Proposed

Aug 8, 2012 by

Lawmakers from the Party of the Democratic Revolution in Mexico City recently proposed a controversial new bill that would allow temporary marriage licenses, which can be discarded or renewed after a minimum two year period. If the legislation allowing temporary marriages is fully approved it would allow Mexican couples to get a marriage license with an expiration date of a minimum two years. The bill would then allow couples to terminate the marriage if they do not renew their marriage...

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Government, Marriage and Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

After President Barack Obama recently endorsed same-sex marriage it appears that changes to the nation’s laws will not be far behind as the inevitability of nationwide same-sex marriage is a almost a given at this point. The recent developments have caused some people to take notice of the fact that the level of government involvement with marriage and divorce may decrease in the future as our culture moves farther toward championing individual choice over traditional marriage...

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Divorce in the Animal World

Aug 8, 2012 by

It appears that giant turtles are very much like humans when it comes to their long-term love relationships. And like many unhappily married humans who grow apart and eventually divorce their partners, two giant turtles at an Austrian zoo have called a halt to their 115-year long relationship, and now refuse to have anything to do with each other. Despite their keeper’s best attempts at “turtle counseling” in order to help the aging couple reignite their marriage, the turtles...

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Does Your Pet Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Uncontested divorces without children or large assets to divide are usually considered the least expensive and least complicated type of break-ups. However, a couple in New Jersey is finding out that even if you aren’t married and have no children, breaking up can be very costly and time consuming if you are a pet lover. A landmark ruling by a state appeals court in New Jersey mandates that a couple who spent some $40,000 battling over the custody of the pet pug they once cared for...

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What is the percent of fathers who get their kids in divorces?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What is the percent of fathers who get their kids in divorces? State:  Texas Answer:  Figures from the US Bureau of the Census and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services show how the numbers stack up. In the United States there are 11,268,000 custodial mothers compared to 2,907,000 total custodial fathers. The figures indicate that about 25% of custodial families are headed by men. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe...

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Can I get divorced while pregnant? How does this affect child support?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I am about 10 weeks pregnant. Can I get divorced while pregnant? How does this affect child support or do i have to wait until after the child is born to get divorced. I live in Texas. State:  Texas Answer:  You can get divorced any time you like and it does not hinge upon when the child is born. What matters more is that the child is proven to be your husband’s kid and there is no question of paternity. If you expect...

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What are Your Options Before You File for Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Filing for a divorce should never be taken lightly. Dissolving a marriage is a serious decision that often leads to unforeseen or unintended consequences. Before you file for divorce, you might want to consider some other options that are available. Seek Counseling Try counseling to resolve differences, either as a couple or individually. Relationships go through many stages. Often the daily stress of work or child rearing creates tension within a relationship. Learning to deal effectively with...

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UK Review Backs Grandparents Rights after Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

According to a government review in the U.K., the legal role of grandparents should be changed when dealing with their own children’s divorces and any grandchildren that might be involved. The government review included proposals for family law reform that said relationships with grandparents need to be included in agreements concerning the future of grandchildren following a divorce, but the grandparents would not have rights of contact set down in law. The review supports a faster...

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401k Retirement

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My wife and I have been married since may of 2004 and we are currently getting divorce. Is she entitled to part of my 401 retirement that I have been contributing to through my employer and if not how can I remove her? State:  Massachusetts Answer:  In the absence of any other legally binding agreements to the contrary, your spouse does have a right to all or part of your 401K benefits in a divorce. Most likely she will only be...

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Is it relevant as to who should file divorce first?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I am trying to understand the importance of filing for a divorce. Is it relevant as to who should file first? Does this action mean that one party will pay more than the other? State:  Wisconsin Answer:  The first task in the process of getting divorced is the filing of a divorce petition, also known as a Petition for Dissolution of the marriage. One spouse must file the petition with the divorce court even if both parties...

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Am I able to continue seeing the guy that I was seeing during the divorce process or should I lay low for now?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Both my husband and I have been unfaithful. I have filed for a divorce recently. Am I able to continue seeing the guy that I was seeing during the divorce process or should I lay low for now? Are there any consequences if I see him? Will my soon to be ex-husband have the upper hand if I see this guy? State:  New Hampshire Answer:  Whether or not there are consequences in continuing to see your new boyfriend depends on your...

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I’ve decided to get a divorce so how do I start the process?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’ve decided to get a divorce so how do I start the process? State:  Wyoming Answer:  The first step towards obtaining a divorce is to contact a lawyer. This can be done right here on Divorce.com by using the “Find a Lawyer” section. After you have retained an attorney, the attorney will file the papers necessary to begin the divorce process.      I hope this helps! Wendy Jaffe   Wendy...

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How to get divorces from two different women at the same time

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I would like to learn how to go about obtaining a Divorce Attorney in AR that will be able to get divorces finalized from two different women at the same time. I know it sounds bad…but my first wife walked out on me around 7 years ago and I didn’t know where she had disappeared to, got involved with another after a while after she had left & got married to this woman on a “whim” without really thinking….a Las Vegas type of deal if you know...

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My wife soon to be my ex will get her father’s farm that we have been farming for 17 years.

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Question:  My wife soon to be my ex will get her father’s farm that we have been farming for 17 years. She said it will be all hers after her dad dies, then selling it and taking all monies from sale. She wants to wait for divorce after her father dies. We’ve been married 22 years, I hope i am entitled to half sale of the land? State:  Montana Answer:  Montana is an equitable property state where assets are not split equally...

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