Pre-Divorce Considerations

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone who might think getting a divorce will be a quick and easy fix for the problems in their life has a few surprises ahead of them. A divorce is more likely to be a traumatic event affecting every part of your life than it will be a walk in the park. Divorces can be expensive and if you are unrealistic or unprepared, a divorce can be emotionally devastating too. Far from solving all of life’s problems, studies have shown that married people make more money, live longer and are happier...

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Statistics – Pieces of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Some have said “The happiest time in anyone’s life is after their divorce.” Are long-lasting love stories disappearing, to become only a movie you can rent on a Friday night? The recently announced 2008 divorce rate shows that American’s are choosing the route of long-term separation rather than putting the time into making a long-term commitments successful. With only 11 out of our 50 states having divorce rate less than 10%, it is enough to make one think that if...

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Rising Rates & Mandatory Classes

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although the United States has had a divorce rate estimated to be hovering around 50% for several years now, new data shows that many other countries in the world are catching up fast. This has proven especially true in many emerging nations in Asia and the Middle East where the fast pace of modernization has taken a toll on the cohesion of married relationships. Recent reports from Malaysia show that the rate of divorce increased dramatically in that nation in just one year.  Statistics...

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Do You Need a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

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Couples looking forward to getting married are often confused about pre-nuptial agreements. Do they need one? Isn’t a pre-nuptial agreement just for rich people? How do you get one? Can you write it yourself? Addressing the five W’s should clear up any confusion. Who It can be a good idea for a couple to have a pre-nuptial agreement but it is especially critical for individuals with children from a prior marriage or with previously acquired assets that they’d like to keep as...

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Mediation & Collaboration Divorce Alternatives

Aug 8, 2012 by

When it comes time to seek a divorce there are a few different options to the traditional method of battling the matter out in a courtroom. There are two lower cost alternatives available in the form of divorce mediators and collaborative lawyers that both spouses can share. Instead of each spouse hiring their own traditional divorce representation, divorce mediation and collaborative law can be good options for reasons of reduced cost and increased convenience.   Divorce mediation...

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Facebook Cited in 1/3 of Divorces

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed his own status to ‘married’ on the social media site recently, a recent survey in the UK says his website may be causing a full one-third of all new divorces filed in that nation. The survey found that the practice of unhappy couples complaining about their spouse’s behavior on Facebook is growing exponentially and the many inappropriate messages posted there seem to be the biggest source of complaints. The latest survey’s...

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Especially When Kids Are Involved

Aug 8, 2012 by

Two people who have fallen in love and gotten married are rarely pleased that the original plan of death do us part didn’t come to fruition. This already emotionally challenging process is multiplied tenfold when children are involved. Deciding on custody and visitation can be a painful process for everyone, and could easily put damaging factions inside any family. With a topic that carries as much weight as this one, it’s important to study the statistics to see what this process...

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4,600 Divorces a Day

Aug 8, 2012 by

International news readers will recognize that news reporting in India is frequently concerned with the goings-on of their more populous neighbor to the North, China. This week the Times of India newspaper is reporting that the rapidly rising divorce rate in China is due to mounting social pressures caused by the country’s rapid economic growth and an overall decline in fertility rates across the world’s most populous nation. The recent Times report states that nearly, 850,000...

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V-Day or D-Day?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Cupid’s arrow might be doing more harm than good. Even though the present state of the economy has forced many unhappy couples to either put off a divorce or reconcile their differences, LegalZoom.com predicts a jump in the number of couples finally calling it quits in the weeks immediately following Valentine’s Day. The end of 2008 saw a rough economic landscape. While couples might have been having an equally rocky time in their marriage, it was simply much too costly to get...

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Online Divorce is Up

Aug 8, 2012 by

A look at the latest news headlines from around the country shows the current economic squeeze is having a definite effect on divorces in the Midwest. The lack of cash hasn’t stopped couples from divorcing, it is changing the way they get divorced though. Couples currently considering divorce now must cope with cash problems resulting from owing more than their homes are presently worth or high credit card balances they can’t make the payments on. The result is more people are...

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Question about my divorce agreement.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I was divorced 5 years ago. Nothing was said in the agreement about putting the house in my name(we have a joint loan) or changing the utilities. I received child support for our five children but still could not make ends meet even with a job myself. My credit suffered. He wanted to decrease the support earlier this year and we agreed, mostly because I could not afford to go to court. He added in the agreement that I would get the house refinanced in my name and change the...

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I live in Kansas – my soon to be ex lives in Alabama – can I still file for divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I live in Kansas – my soon to be ex lives in Alabama – can I still file for divorce? State:  Kansas Answer:  You can file for divorce right there in Kansas if you have lived there for at least 60 days. There is also a 60 day waiting period after you file before the first hearing. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS....

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West Coast Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

California is a big state with more people than any other in the country; it is also in the news quite often for the numerous celebrity marriages and divorces that take place there. Despite its image as a hotbed of marital distractions, California does not have the highest measured divorce rate in the nation, Nevada wins that contest. However, California could have the highest divorce rate in the country, but it would be a hard statistic to prove, since the state is one of four in the nation,...

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Tripling Divorce Parties

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although divorce has generally been considered a social taboo in Japan, the weakened economy there has been taking a toll on marriage relationships in that country and the number of divorces has definitely been on the rise. Along with the growing rate of divorce in Japan came the idea for divorce celebration ceremonies where couples celebrate their divorces as a more positive way to end a marriage than a typically depressing divorce hearing in a courtroom. Now, following the March earthquake...

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Your Day in Divorce Court

Aug 8, 2012 by

Obtaining a divorce is never a simple task and the court process can often be complicated and confusing for most people. Marriage and divorce are both governed by individual state statutes and the rules will vary depending on where you live but many of the general processes are similar. A period of legal separation might provide some temporary relief, but a marriage is not considered to be legally terminated and you can’t get remarried until you have a divorce decree signed by a judge in...

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A Question

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have been married for 24yrs but we have been seperated for some time now, she has a boyfriend that she lives with and they have a son who is four. we have three boys together. 23,17,and14. that i have had for the last five years. my live in girlfriend and i have takin care of the boys together fro almost three years now. my question is about alimony. will i have to pay? i dont get child suport and wont even file for it. and i still help her out when she needs it. shhh dont...

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My brother in law is in the army and his wife served him divorce papers. But she will not sign them now.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My brother in law is in the army and his wife served him divorce papers. But she will not sign them now. He has two kids and I was wondering what he could do to have her sign them? And when he was in Iraq she was sleeping with other people and her bills were getting paid by that other person. My brother in law had proof. Could he use that some how? He is in Texas at Fort Hood but he got served the papers in Hawaii. State:  Washington ...

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If I file for a separation am I responsible for any debt she might run up after filing date?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  If I file for a separation, but living in same house am i responsible for any debt she might run up after filing date? State:  Colorado 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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Dont want to pay taxes on alimony-can mothly payment be put under something else. Husband wants to pay house paymt after divorc

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Dont want to pay taxes on alimony-can mothly payment be put under something else. Husband wants to pay house payment after 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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IMMIGRANT WIFE ABANDONS ME 5 DAYS AFTER ARRIVING

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  1 year and 10 months ago, I married my wife in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 3 days later I moved back to the USA so I could work here and get her to immigrate here.( I saw her only for 2 days when she was still in Santo Domingo. She arrived here on a non-immigrant visa 7 days ago, on Friday, August 28th. Yesterday, 6 days after arriving, I got home from work to find that she (and her daughter) abandoned me. Dominicans in a car picked her up and drove them off. ...

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