No Abandonment Relief in Mississippi

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Mississippi Senate proposed a bill that would change Mississippi’s grounds for divorce as pertains to cases of abuse and abandonment. It was argued that under present Mississippi law, the abandonment statute serves to benefit an abusive spouse who stays in the home. The party who had been abused and decided to exit the home was left in a compromised position of not having abandonment as a grounds for divorce. This created situations where abusive husbands had the upper hand because...

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Stable Marriages & Single Parents

Aug 8, 2012 by

Whenever researchers study the effects of divorce on a family, they usually discover two main components, with the first being that divorce puts an end to any positive effects a functioning marriage might have had on the lives of the family. The second component is that divorce is usually the result of pre-existing marital conflicts. The benefits of a healthy marriage come from the emotional, social, and physical bonds formed in a secure relationship. Studies have shown married people have less...

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Final Steps

Aug 8, 2012 by

Your divorce settlement agreement is one of the last legal actions in a divorce and is the final binding agreement between spouses that legally defines the terms and conditions of the action. Divorce settlements cover the division of property as well as important issues like custody, visitation, and support. Settlement agreements must be signed by both parties and accepted by the court before they can be incorporated into the final divorce decree. When a divorcing couple cannot come to...

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Marital Settlement Agreement

Aug 8, 2012 by

What is a Marital Settlement Agreement? A marital settlement agreement is a divorce document or contract that outlines the terms of a divorce and the requirements of both parties after the divorce. The agreement should cover issues such as child custody, visitation, handling debt, paying mortgages, and spousal support. Do I Have to Have a Marital Settlement Agreement? Legally, no, but it’s a good idea. First of all, it shows the court that you through this through and it cuts down on the...

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Life after Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce in the United States no longer carries the social stigma it once did when divorce was viewed much more negatively and was thought to be the ultimate disaster that could befall a family. When the divorce rate began to rise after the widespread adoption of no fault divorce laws in the 70′s, many people began to propose that perhaps divorce was not such a bad thing after all and certainly better than staying in an unhappy marriage. Many people at the time felt divorce was a viable...

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Kids with Two Homes

Aug 8, 2012 by

With divorce rates soaring, many parents are faced with the obstacle of deciding who will get custody of their child. Fortunately there are several different custody options available, and today most parents at least have the opportunity to remain in an active role in their child’s life. Legal custody is the situation where a parent has the right to make both long-term and short-term decisions for their child. In most custody cases, both parents are awarded legal custody. This makes it...

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Making the Best of it for the Kids

Aug 8, 2012 by

There has always been talk of how the children will be better off when the parents who no longer are able to be civil to each other separate, but there is cause for concern when we look at so many statistics that tell us differently. Crime rates have been proven to be highest among children raised in single-parent homes, just for one instance. When there are children considered in the divorce proceedings, it is important that this kind of rationalization for wanting to dissolve the union not be...

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Sandra Bullock Ready to File for Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

The gossip continues to swirl around Sandra Bullock’s possible divorce and now her abrupt cancellation of a scheduled appearance in a U.K. film premiere has only added fuel to the fire. In a statement from Warner Brothers UK, Sandra apologized for not going to the London premiere. The statement said “Due to unforeseen personal reasons, a trip abroad has been deemed impossible at this time.” Bullock was also recently photographed hiking in Northern California, and more...

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You Need a Divorce Decree to Get Remarried

Aug 8, 2012 by

A divorce decree is a formal legal document issued by the divorce court that terminates a marriage. The decree is proof that a divorce has been finalized. It contains the terms and conditions of the divorce, such as the court’s instructions on how property is to be divided, child custody and support, alimony, etc., and is signed by the judge that presided over the case. It is preferable for both of the divorcing spouses also to sign the document, but it is the judge’s signature that...

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I am not on any of my husband’s stuff.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  hi i have been married since jan 12 2008 i am not on any of my husbands stuff for some reason if he divorces me for any reason i dont get anything thats what i am hearing can u tell me? (NY) State:  New York Answer:  Property division in a divorce is not quite as simple as that. Whether or not your name is listed as owner of various marital property does not establish ownership. The court will do that for you if the two of you...

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HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN NORTH CAROLINA?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I GOT MARRIED IN FLORIDA IN THE YEAR OF 93,MY HUSBAND I HAVE SPLIT UP OF AND ON FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS,AND I MOVED TO NORTH CAROLINA IN 2007.WE SPLIT UP FOR THE LAST TIME IN JANUARY OF 2008.HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN NORTH CAROLINA NOW? State:  North Carolina Answer:  You can file for divorce in North Carolina after you have been a resident for 6 months. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and...

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What happens first when getting divorced in Florida?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What happens first ? State:  Florida Answer:  Well, in Florida the first thing you must do is establish 6 months of residency prior to filing for a divorce. After that, you’ve got a lot of paper work, starting with filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the clerk at your county courthouse. Notice of that petition will have to legally served upon your spouse and then there are a dozen other documents associated...

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Understanding Property Division in Your Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

When a married couple determines that dissolution of marriage is the best decision for them and their family, there are many issues for which agreeable resolutions must be found before the divorce can be finalized. Property division is one of the more complicated and arduous issues that arise as a result of divorce proceedings and includes not only the division of property but the division of debt as well. How property is divided between divorcing spouses varies from state to state, and it...

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Can one parent take children out of town?

Aug 8, 2012 by

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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Do the final papers of a divorce document have to be done in ink?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Do the final papers of a divorce document have to be done in ink? State:  Tennessee Answer:  Yes. The instructions for all divorce forms usually include the requirement to use black ink only. This is common to most legal documents. The use of pencil or ink in any color other than black can invalidate the forms. Using red, blue or purple ink might be legible, but it would be incorrect. If you need to make changes, use a pencil...

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Question about divorce in North Carolina

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My friend has been legally separated from his wife for over 1 year but she keeps contesting the divorce. Earlier this year she called her lawyer and told the lawyer they had intercourse, which is not true, and her attorney told his attorney. I was told that when this happens, in the state of North Carolina, its another one year waiting period. Well now she has gone to boot camp, she enlisted in the Army. Is it possible for him to still get his divorce. My understanding...

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What is our best option for a smooth divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My Wife and I have no kids and very little money or property. What is our best option for a smooth divorce?-Kevin State:  Iowa Answer:  Kevin, since you have few assets and did not have children together, your divorce is likely to go quickly and smoothly. If you and your spouse are able to agree on how to divide the few assets that you have, obtaining a divorce should not be costly. However, you might want to consider...

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How can I get divorced?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I was married in New York in 1993. I have not seen or contacted my wife for 14 years. I have no contact information for her now. How can I get divorced? State:  New York Answer:  You can file for a divorce in New York based on the grounds of abandonment, all that is required is one year apart and you’ve certainly got that covered. The court will need proof that your spouse was served with notice of the impending divorce,...

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I want to divorce my wife. How will I know what I am going to lose.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I want to divorce my wife. But I won’t do it if she is going to get anything. How will I know what I am going to lose? **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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If your still buying a house and its not paid off. What will happen if you get a divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  If your still buying a house and its not paid off:what will happen if you get 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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