Parental Alienation Syndrome – Part II: Are Your Children Suffering From Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)?

Aug 8, 2012 by

In Part I of this article, I discussed Parental Alienation Syndrome, or PAS, generally. Now let’s look at the type of conduct that causes Parental Alienation Syndrome. As you look at each one, ask yourself if you (or your spouse) are engaging in PAS. (Remember, often times it is unintentional.) 1.    COURT TALK: Discuss your court case and/or your spousal and child support concerns with your attorney, NOT WITH YOUR CHILDREN. When your spouse is driving around in a Ferrari...

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Reduce Your Attorney Fees- Three Ways, Part II

Aug 8, 2012 by

In my last article, I discussed reducing attorney’s fees by being concise when dealing with your attorney. (If you missed that article, click on this link to access it.) This article will explain how you can save thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees by doing certain things yourself. Don’t start sweating yet. I am not suggesting that you stand up before an intimidating judge and argue your own case. But there is a lot you can do to drastically reduce the amount of hours that...

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Wendy Jaffe, ESQ. Divorce Attorney

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce.com is pleased to have partnered with Wendy Jaffe, Esq., divorce attorney, to assist with answering your legal inquiries. Here at Divorce.com we understand that divorces, and the people affected by a divorce, are all unique and that no two divorces are the same.  Divorce.com knows every divorce case involves different personal aspects and legal considerations, therefore we offer legal information, not legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem you should talk to an attorney...

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Reduce Your Attorney Fees – Part III

Aug 8, 2012 by

When you hear stories of high profile divorce cases where the attorney’s fees rival the price you paid for your home, you can be sure of one thing: the divorce is a bitter one. But aren’t divorce cases inherently acrimonious? No. Certainly most of the divorce cases that make the news are dramatic; but divorce cases in general don’t need to be. In addition to causing additional emotional pain, a rancorous divorce can cause the attorney’s fees incurred in a case to spiral...

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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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Need help starting the divorce process.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband pretty much has me as a prisoner in my own home (I’m a stay at home mom) constantly belittling me, i’m not allowed to leave the house without him. and telling our children I’m a bad mother. He’s in the US Navy and we’re currently in HI, but I I could move back to NJ and live with my parents as well. I’m just really clueless on how to get anything started to ensure a divorce and custody of the children. (HI) State:  ...

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Filing a divorce from out of the U.S.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Is it possible for an American living in the Philippines to file for a divorce there in the US? Can a lawyer file for him? State:  Alabama Answer:  If your soon to be ex spouse is an American citizen and currently lives in the United States, the answer is most likely “yes.” – Wendy Jaffe, ESQ. Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S...

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Husband dies shortly after court proceedings

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  If a couple goes to court, decide on settlement on May 5, the husband dies on August 15, but never signed papers, is there anything that can be done because of intent to divorce? (MS) State:  Mississippi Answer:  That is a great question and my answer is “probably not.” The first thing that you should do is check with a family law or probate attorney licensed to practice law in Mississippi to see if they have a...

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I have 1 child

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’m a male and am married. The marriage has been mostly a nightmare for myself. Basically everything is always my fault and I don’t want to live my adult life as I did when I was a child. I know going to court I will lose (child, money etc:). My question is (most importantly) will I get equel amount of time with my son (8yrs old) and I’m on compensation (I was a Firefighter hurt in the line of duty)…will I lose all that also? Thank you so much for...

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Before a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Preparing for a divorce is a big job. There are many things to be done before you initiate divorce proceedings, including gathering documents, researching the legal issues and exploring your options. You may need to find a divorce attorney or brush up on divorce laws. You will need to take control of your divorce right from the beginning in order to protect your finances and maintain your lifestyle. The more prepared you are for your divorce, the smoother the whole process will be. Here are...

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Connecting the dots: Alcohol, Drugs, Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Part I: What it Looks Like One of the things that surprised me when I was doing research for my book The Divorce Lawyers’ Guide to Staying Married (Volt Press, 2006) was how little information there was about the correlation between alcohol and drug abuse and divorce. One attorney who I interviewed thought that up to 30% of the divorce cases were either directly or indirectly related to a spouse’s alcohol or drug abuse. Yet, rarely does one come across any information about this all...

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Connecting the dots: Alcohol, Drugs, Divorce, Part II

Aug 8, 2012 by

Part II: Identifying the Warning Signs In Part I, we looked at a marriage that dissolved as a result of the wife’s failure to deal with her drug and alcohol addiction.  The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence created a list of questions to help people determine if they have symptoms of alcoholism.  Many of these questions apply to drug addiction as well. Can you relate to these questions? Do they relate to you or your spouse? If you are already divorced and have...

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