I have not seen my husband since 1979 and I want to get Divorced.

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Question:  My story is very unusual, I got married back in 1979 when I was 21 and since then I moved on with my life WITHOUT the person I married. I have not seen him since that date but never got divorced (legally). I have no idea where he is or even if he is alive, it has been 30 plus years and I am in need of legally removing this from my record as I am getting ready to marry the love of my life and I want it to be totally legally and moraly correct. We were married in Las Vegas,...

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Cant afford divorce

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Question:  How do I get divorced when I can’t afford to pay, I am a mother of 2 and don’t work. State:  Colorado Answer:  Your situation is not uncommon. If your spouse makes a good living, but you simply don’t have access to the money, many attorneys will still represent you and your husband would likely be ordered to pay your attorney’s fee. (Of course, you are going to ask the attorney about this before you sign...

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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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Does Virginia have the sunset clause?

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Question:  Does Virginia have the sunset clause and if so, if a marriage has lasted 10 years, can the prenup be questioned, or even disregarded? State:  Virginia Answer:  Interesting question. Technically, no state “has” sunset clauses. Sunset clauses in divorce usually refer to an expiration or “end date” at which time a prenuptial agreement ceases to be in effect. Individual states do not create or end prenuptial...

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When is a divorce decree final?

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Question:  When is a divorce decree final ? State:  Idaho Answer:  Your divorce is not really complete until you have a SIGNED divorce decree in your possession. Your divorce decree must be signed by a judge and filed with the County Clerk’s Office. When that happens, you are officially, legally and FINALLY divorced. -Divorce.com   Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON...

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

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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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divorce and child support

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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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Affidavit

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Question:  Affidavit for divorce – if it has been more than two years since filed – other person has not signed yet – what to do? State:  Georgia Answer:  If you have been abandoned by your spouse, you can file for divorce just like anyone else. The rules vary from state-to-state, but it’s likely your filing work is not complete until you have served your spouse with a copy of the divorce filing and can prove the...

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The judge sent me the divorce paperwork again stating that some of then were signed too early.

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Question:  My wife and I filed for divorce on April 14 of this year. After filing the last of the paperwork and waiting for the divorce decree. The judge sent me the paperwork again stating that some of then were signed too early. My wife and I have both moved on yet she refuse to sign the papers again because my girlfriend and I are going to have a baby. She told me she is going to be a (B) as long as she can and she doesn’t care. I don’t know what to do next it has been 3...

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Abusive and Dangerous Husband

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Question:  I left my abusive husband after 2 years of marriage and 2 kids. when i went into the shelter he kept showing up and beating me while i was pregnant with his second child.He then filed for divorce and restraining orders against me even though i have police reports and hospital records. He beat almost everyday so even though i signed a paper from court saying that i would not leave the state with the child which i did, they took my child from me the very child that he burnt and...

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Is Missouri a no fault state?

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Question:  Is Missouri a no fault state? State:  Missouri Answer:  Yes. Missouri allows couples to get divorced without a specific “fault” on the part of either party. That the marriage is “irretrievably broken” and that there is no expectation it can be preserved is enough to get divorced in the Show Me state. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about...

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Questions Answered by Users

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    Remember to log in so you can help answer other users questions! 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? what goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?    Can I do my own forms and avoid a lawyer in Illinois if we have joint property but have split everything ourselves?   affidavit for divorce if it has been more than two years since filed other...

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Where and how can I get a cheap divorce here in Texas?

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Question:  Where & how can I get a cheap divorce here in Texas? State:  Texas Answer:  The least expensive divorce you could complete in Texas would be a simple uncontested, no-fault divorce where you complete and file the necessary paperwork yourself. If you have bad relations with your spouse, a large estate or assets to dispute, or minor children living at home – the cost and complexity will go up. An online legal forms...

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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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What is the best way to remove the other person name from the home loan.

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Question:  When couple agree which person should keep the housing, what is the best way to remove the other person name from the loan. State:  North Carolina Answer:  The Real Estate document that relinquishes a person’s interest in a house or piece of property is called a Quit Claim Deed. Once your spouse furnishes you with a Quit Claim Deed they will no longer have any stake in the property or mortgage at all. -The Divorce.com...

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

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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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Is there any way I can get a divorce from him without paying for it?

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Question:  I have been separated from my husband for over 20 years. Is there any way I can get a divorce from him without paying for it. (WI) State:  Wisconsin Answer:  Probably not. As much as your marriage might seem like a foregone conclusion after 20 years of separation, your marriage does not simply evaporate. You will still have to get a divorce and that will cost money. You can save some money by gathering and filing the paperwork...

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My husband was cheating is that help for the kids to stay with me?

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Question:  Who decides who keeps the kids because I want them to stay with me, my husband was cheating is that help for the kids to stay with me? State:  Texas Answer:  If you and your husband are able to come to an agreement about custody of your children, then the court will not have to decide custody and visitation.  This would be less expensive and probably less stressful for you.  However, if you are unable to reach an...

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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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