No Divorce Day

Aug 8, 2012 by

You know something is up in Iran when a national holiday traditionally celebrated for years as Marriage Day has been renamed No Divorce Day. This year authorities in that country have renamed the holiday in response to a rising divorce rate that some are claiming is a national threat on the same level as drug addiction and prostitution. The alarm comes from the fact that marriages in Iran are slowing down to the point where 30 divorces occur for every one marriage. Marriages in Iran are also...

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Second Thoughts on Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is not unusual that people who are thinking abut getting a divorce might feel they are stuck in a relationship that is just not working any longer. Many people get trapped feeling that their relationship may not be worth all the trouble it will take to fix it. Perhaps you and your spouse have already grown apart from each other, but you are considering one last attempt at salvaging the situation. Whatever your thoughts about getting divorced are, perhaps you should examine the results and...

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Hidden Costs of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Recent studies show that the number of children of divorce living in single parent households compared to those living in two parent families has risen steadily in the last decade to the point that now nearly 50% of all children live with one parent only. At the same time, the number of divorces in the United States has risen to a near 50% level as well and the number of children touched by divorce in has increased right along with the number of divorces in the country. All those kids living...

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Long Term Care after Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Danny Mensh, president of Mensh Insurance in Winston-Salem, North Carolina put out an interesting press release related to divorce recently. Mr. Mensh’s part in the equation is providing insurance of course, but he also makes some interesting observations concerning the need for long term care insurance and divorce. He notes that the rate of divorce has been rising slightly despite a weakened economy and when older couples in between their 40s and 60s get divorced it can bring about...

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Kids & Custody Options

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is always less expensive, time-consuming and troublesome when both parties involved in a marital split can resolve problematic issues by themselves without having to result to litigation. When a couple can make their own decisions, it is almost always better than having the court mandate them. This is especially important when it comes to people who have children that they will be caring for and sharing time with after the divorce is finalized. However, if both parents cannot agree on the...

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Update: Tiger Woods to Remain Celibate During Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Recent reports have surfaced in the Chicago Sun Times and the New York Daily News indicating that Tiger Woods’ divorce is going anything but smoothly and wife Elin Nordegren seems to have upped her demands. In addition to pressure from his wife’s camp, now Woods’ own legal team has told him he can’t date until his divorce is finalized. Sources had previously said Elin would settle for $500 million and share joint custody of their two children with Woods. It was also...

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Booklet Helps Women Navigate the Terrain of Dividing Retirement Benefits

Aug 8, 2012 by

Non-profit Guide Explains How Women Can Avoid Losing the Pension and Save Themselves From Additional Pain During a Split The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) today released Divorce and Retirement: How to Take Control of Retirement Benefits, a short, commonsense guide on a complicated topic: splitting the financial assets — all of them — during a divorce. For hundreds of thousands of couples, this Valentine’s Day is only another reminder of the fraught...

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Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth – Late-Stage Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The recent announcement that Al Gore and his wife Tipper (right) are divorcing after more than 40 years of marriage has caused people to take notice of the fact that more seniors seem to be getting divorced now than ever before. Statistics from The Office of National Statistics show that the overall rate of divorce in the United States is dropping within every age group studied except those over-60. Senior divorce is not news to professionals who deal with marriage, separation and divorce...

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Get Divorced?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Doubts about your marriage can be confusing and stressful. If you have doubts about your marriage and are considering divorce, it may pay to talk with a divorce lawyer. This way, you can explore your options and can decide if this really is the best decision. The following are some things that a divorce lawyer can offer you. The legal system is often complicated for people who want to do everything from file for divorce to sue a business. Thus, it pays to talk with a divorce lawyer. They can...

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How Expensive Can a Divorce Get?

Aug 8, 2012 by

A Saudi prince is about to join the exclusive ranks of people with the most expensive divorce cases in history. Saudi Arabian royal family member Sheik Mohammed Al Fassi was held liable for $81 million in a 1983 divorce judgment awarded to then wife, Sheikha Dena Al Fassi (now known as Diana Bilinelli). The $81 million settlement may be a staggering amount, but it is not nearly enough to propel one into the ranks of the top five most expensive divorces of all time. Sheik Al Fassi’s...

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What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  A divorce is the termination of a legal marriage. Annulment is a void or voidable marriage that was never legal in the first place. Many people incorrectly assume they can obtain an annulment if they have only been married a short time. Annulment is never used to terminate a valid marriage no matter how brief it was. Annulment refers to...

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I signed divorce papers 2 years ago. How do I know it’s finalized?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I signed divorce papers couple years ago but did not get any info as to whether its final. How do I find out? State:  New York Answer:  In New York, you can access divorce decree and divorce certificate records through the New York State Department of Health. You can order them by telephone, internet or mail and there are small processing fees associated with the service depending on what you want. Generally, the records cost...

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divorce and child support

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  If my wife had an affair and she has one son and I have the other – should I still have to pay her child support? State:  Louisiana Answer:  Even if you and your wife have agreed that each parent will have custody of one child, you may still be liable for child support if you have not agreed on how costs are to be divided and the issue is brought to court. Fault of the parents in the divorce or separation does not have...

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Streamline Your Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce laws in the United States vary according to the laws of the state and county a divorce tales place in, but there are some legal issues and responsibilities that are common to most divorces regardless of the jurisdiction. Many of the common elements of divorce deal with following the rules of the court and using common sense to make sure a divorce is completed quickly, legally and with as few complications as possible. Applying some of these common divorce steps and guidelines will allow...

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How can one get a cheap divorce? We have no children.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  HOW CAN YOU GET A CHEAP DIVORCE? (THERE ARE NO CHIDREN INVOLVED OR ANYTHING) (TX) State:  Texas Answer:  The least expensive way to get a divorce in your home state of Texas is to gather, prepare and file your own divorce paperwork with the court. If you and your spouse agree on the basic terms of the divorce and (as you said) there are no children or complicated issues involved, you should be able to wrap up the whole affiar...

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Parent Alienation

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My wife’s children of a previous marriage are showing extreme signs of alienation to the point in which they indicated they will not be coming home during her placement. Ages 14 and 15. Will Wisconsin courts do something? We have additional evidence of poor choices of the other parents alienating behavior. State:  Wisconsin Answer:  The Wisconsin courts will do something if you ask for a modification and review of the...

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Need to divorce but cant afford to. What can we do?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I are looking to get a divorce. We live in sioux Falls, SD, but we can’t afford to pay a lawyer to do it. Is there some kind of help or someone that might be able to help us file for little to nothing? (SD) State:  South Dakota Answer:  South Dakota allows grounds for divorce as no-fault with “irreconcilable differences which have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.” You...

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Is not calling the children and not seeing them considered abandonment or desertion?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Is not calling the children and not seeing them considered abandonment or desertion? State:  Hawaii Answer:  Abandonment and desertion is when a person leaves a child with the intent of permanently giving up child care and custody and provides no emotional or financial support. Although all state laws differ, Hawaii considers abandonment of two years as sufficient grounds for divorce. Contact your local Division of Youth and...

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If we divorce, then does that mean that he gets the home even though I am the legal guardian of our 5 and 3 yr old?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I own our home and it is in both of our names but he wants to go to the court house and take my name off of it. If we divorce, then does that mean that he gets the home even though I am the legal guardian of our 5 and 3 yr old? State:  West Virginia Answer:  First off, overall, the court will assess both you and your husband’s situation and decide who should keep the house.  The court does this under...

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I’m trying to get a divorce.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Trying to get divorce is hard for me. I needed to know what to do I’ve been separated from my husband for 3 years now – he abandoned me and my three children. He took off because DSS got ahold of him for abusing the kids and now he owes back child support so hes running from the law and hes no where to be found. How can i get divorced from him – is there a way to do it???? In South Carolina. State:  South Carolina ...

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