Preparing for Single Life

Aug 8, 2012 by

It can be a difficult task to build a new single life without having a good understanding of your financial obligations and assets before you file for a divorce. In addition to the mental, emotional and physical costs of a divorce, it can also be financially disastrous if handled incorrectly. That’s why it is so important to organize all of the paperwork in your life that relates to money. This includes all bills, all past bank statements and any other important permanent records too. ...

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Simplifying Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Anyone who thinks a divorce is an easy solution to a rocky marriage will quickly find that a divorce is far more likely to be a very stressful event instead. Divorces can be quite expensive and they can be emotionally taxing as well. Many studies have shown that married couples earn more, live longer and are happier than singles that have gone through a divorce. In fact, when you add up all of the costs, obtaining a divorce might be a bigger problem than an unhappy marriage. Those unsure of how...

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Florida Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

As our fourth most populated state, Florida has one of the highest per capita divorce rates in the nation. The Floridians however, don’t call it divorce, they call it dissolution. As long as one of the parties has lived in Florida for six months, they can file a petition for dissolution without having to show fault on the part of the other spouse. All that is required is to show that the marriage is irreconcilable and broken beyond repair. The other side has 20 days to respond to the...

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Familiarity Breeds Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The topic of divorce frequently focuses on the bad behavior of men whose bad behaviors and character flaws were to blame for the breakup of their marriage. It can be hard to deny when a man’s adultery, addictions and abuse ruin a marriage. However, women are not blameless in many breakups and can exhibit many of the same bad habits and behaviors as men. It is not always the overt acts that cause a divorce though, sometimes it is simply familiarity and the passage of time that can cause a...

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Illinois Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

A permanent legal divorce is known as a Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage in the state of Illinois. A judgment in Illinois has the same legal force and effect as what is known as a Divorce Decree in most other states. Since 1984, Illinois law has allowed two types of grounds for divorce, as both “fault” and “no fault” grounds may be cited when asking the court to grant a Judgment for Dissolution. Prior to Illinois legislators signing the Illinois Marriage and...

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Holidays After a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce. I have been there and done that, along with 19 million other adults in this country. Although it has lost some of its stigma over the years, divorce hasn’t lost any of its heartache. As a divorced parent, nothing is more heart breaking than watching the impact of divorce on your children. They are usually the last to know and the most affected. But even more painful is the first time you have to spend a holiday apart from your children. As busy professionals, a holiday is one of...

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4 Ways Your Spouse Can Hide Assets in a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Everyone knows a divorce can be a tricky adventure once you get into the courtroom. We often do not know the true colors of an individual until we become involved in a divorce and legal proceedings have a way of making people do things that you never imagined they might do to you. Besides keeping an eye on your cash, it can also be helpful to keep an eye on your in-laws and any other relatives of your future ex-spouse during a divorce. Don’t be surprised when they turn against you as they...

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Secrets To Love Addresses the Marriage Controversy!

Aug 8, 2012 by

President Barack Obama stated in his book “Audacity of Hope” that there is preliminary evidence that “Marriage education workshops can make a real difference in helping married couples stay together…” Yet, today there is a growing controversy about whether or not the Federal government should spend money to support healthy marriages. Some critics think the government has no business supporting marriage at all, while others say the money should be spent on more...

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Five Tips for Couples Considering Divorce During Economic Slump

Aug 8, 2012 by

With the home-mortgage crisis in the U.S. wreaking havoc in the real estate and banking industries, its affect is now trickling down into other areas, such as divorce. Under the current market conditions, breaking up is harder to do than ever. Many divorcing couples are forced to live under the same roof because they can’t afford to move on separately. They can’t unload their houses for enough money to pay off their mortgages and home-equity debts, but job losses and tougher...

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How can I find out if someone is divorced?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How can I find out if someone is divorced? (IL) State:  Illinois Answer:  If you are trying to find out if someone you are not related to is divorced or not, you will have to know the county and court in which that person got divorced in. If you don’t know which court to search, you can hire an online records search company to perform the search for you. The cost of the online search service will probably be less than the...

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Maryland – how long do you have to wait after a divorce before you can re-marry?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  In the state of Maryland how long do you have to wait after a divorce before you can re-marry? State:  Maryland Answer:  You don’t have to wait any specific length of time in order to get legally remarried after a divorce in Maryland. As soon as your divorce is final, you can remarry. – 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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How can you file for a divorce without paying for it?

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Question:  How can you file for a divorce without paying for it? State:  Arkansas Answer:  Wait for your spouse to die. That’s about the only free “divorce” available. Otherwise, you can keep costs down by preparing and filing your own documents with the court. You may also qualify for free legal assistance in your state. In Arkansas, low-income persons needing help in non-criminal matters, should visit...

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Will You Receive Alimony After You Get a Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Alimony in divorce, also known as spousal support or maintenance, is basically payment from one spouse to his or her ex-spouse for living expenses. Alimony is separate and different from child support. Alimony is only awarded at the discretion of a judge, and many factors can influence the decision. Reasons for Alimony Much like divorce laws, the rules for awarding alimony differ from state to state. Usually, it is the judges who wield the greatest authority as to when alimony appropriate...

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How much time after getting married do you have to get an annulment?

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Question:  How much time after getting married do you have to get an annulment? State:  Missouri Answer:  None. A legal marriage is never annulled no matter how brief the length. Annulments are imposed only upon marriages that are void or voidable, and should never have happened in the first place. In other words, a marriage that was not legal. That is the only type of union that annulments are applied to. Annulments are called into use...

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Agreement, maintenance fees, apartment rent

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Can I simply not agree to any of the settlements and not sign, therefore no divorce? Once separated must the husband pay for housing for the spouse and children till the divorce is settled? Can a wife be entitled to monthly payments besides the settlement if she endured mental abuse throughout the marriage? (IL) State:  Illinois Answer:  Even if you do not sign the divorce papers, the divorce will still proceed. It will go...

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I will like to know if there is a divorce that states the marriage never happen?

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Question:  My husband and I have been married for 5 months. I will like to know if there is a divorce that states the marriage never happen? State:  Georgia Answer:  A document or action “that states your marriage never happened” would be an annulment, not a divorce. However, annulment is rarely granted in Georgia (and most other states) because it requires very specific conditions to be present. Unless your situation meets...

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If i had a car before the divorce does he have a right to come get it?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  what if i had a car before the divorce does he have a right to come get it with his set of keys where ever it is? **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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Can you get a divorce with out a lawyer?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  That’s it, can i get a divorce wtih out a lawyer? i have been married for 16 almost 17 years and my husand and I are living apart and have been for the past year or more. State:  Ohio Answer:  Living separate and apart without cohabitation for one year is sufficient grounds to seek a simple no-fault divorce in the state of Ohio. You can complete your own divorce paperwork without representation of a lawyer, but you will...

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Had a home previous to getting married

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  If you had a home previous to getting married that you have had for several years, does your spouse have any legal rights to the home in the divorce? State:  Mississippi Answer:  Since Mississippi is an equitable property division state it is possible that your spouse may have a claim to a portion of the ownership of the house you owned prior to the marriage if they have been contributing toward maintenance and upkeep during...

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How do I start the process towards a divorce?

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Question:  How do I start the process towards a divorce?- Caroline State:  Connecticut Answer:  Caroline, 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 Jaffe and Divorce.com...

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