Can I file for divorce from Brazil?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have a permanent restraining order against my husband. I am 8 month pregnant and came to my hometown in Brazil to have my baby here with my family. My husband is American and wants his rights as father of our baby… Can I file for divorce from here? What are his rights with restraining order? State:  New Jersey Answer:  You didn’t provide enough detail to really answer your questions here, like your current...

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Husband won’t talk to me.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have tried to ask my husband why’s and how come’s. He blames me for pushing him away, I’ve done everything to make him happy. I put my family first my whole life, well our kids have grown up – last one graduates 2010 June. I’ve been treated like I don’t exist – how can anyone live like this? I need out and him to pay for 20 years. State:  New Jersey Answer:  It is regrettable...

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Differing State Divorce Statistics

Aug 8, 2012 by

The American Community Survey has recently released the state by state divorce statistics based on census figures for 2008, and the numbers reveal that the divorce statistics in United States vary greatly from one region to another. While some of the differences in state divorce statistics are affected by other variables such as population density, the results of this study are at odds with many of the assumptions that are made on the family values and traditions of different parts of the...

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The State You Live in Can Influence the State of Your Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce was first legalized in the United States almost 300 years ago. Since that time, divorce laws have gone through many interesting changes, as have the divorce rates. In 2008 the divorce rate in the United States was 3.5 (per 1000 people), the lowest since 1970, when no-fault divorce first became available. Today, the divorce rate in the United States continues to go down, though these rates vary widely when broken down by state. The fact that divorce laws are created and enforced on a...

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More Than a Request

Aug 8, 2012 by

When your wife asks for a divorce, you never really know what might happen next, especially if you don’t acquiesce to her request. Such is the case for an Israeli man who found out the hard way just how vindictive a woman scorned can be when he found himself the victim of an international kidnapping case planned as part of his wife’s desire for revenge. Yisrael Briskman’s strange dilemma began in Israel over his refusal to give his wife a “get,” otherwise known as...

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Does Your Pet Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Uncontested divorces without children or large assets to divide are usually considered the least expensive and least complicated type of break-ups. However, a couple in New Jersey is finding out that even if you aren’t married and have no children, breaking up can be very costly and time consuming if you are a pet lover. A landmark ruling by a state appeals court in New Jersey mandates that a couple who spent some $40,000 battling over the custody of the pet pug they once cared for...

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Can i get a divorce in New Jersey if i dont know where my husband is?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Can i get a divorce in NJ even if i dont know where my husband is? State:  New Jersey Answer:  Even though New Jersey does not allow irreconcilable differences (or no-fault) as sufficient grounds for divorce, the state does allow abandonment or desertion of the marriage for at least 12 months to be sufficient cause. If you can prove to the court that your husband has been missing for over a year you shouldn’t have a...

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Not happy with my life and my husband is a big drinker.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Not happy with my life. Husband big drinker. Never hit me. We have two grown children. I own a house and I want out. I have been married for 30 years. So confused!!! State:  New Jersey Answer:  If you have been a resident of New Jersey for one year you can file a no-fault divorce action based on Separation if the husband and wife have lived separately for a period of at least eighteen months without a reasonable expectation of...

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