How can I find my lost divorce decree?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How can I find my lost divorce decree from Oxon Hills, Maryland? State:  Wisconsin Answer:  If you got a divorce in Oxon Hills, you need to go to the Prince George’s County website and start digging. You will find contact info for the Clerk of the Court as well as the Public Documents Library. There will probably be a nominal fee, but your divorce records should be in there somewhere. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy...

read more

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...

read more

Parent Alienation

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My wife’s children of a previous marriage are showing extreme signs of alienation to the point in which they indicated they will not be coming home during her placement. Ages 14 and 15. Will Wisconsin courts do something? We have additional evidence of poor choices of the other parents alienating behavior. State:  Wisconsin Answer:  The Wisconsin courts will do something if you ask for a modification and review of the...

read more

Wife asks if divorce from husban who is in prison is possible.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Can I get a divorce from my husband who is in prison? He won’t sign the papers. State:  Kentucky Answer:  Since you reside in Kentucky, a no-fault divorce state, all that is required as grounds for seeking a divorce is “Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and that further attempts at reconciliation are impractical or futile and not in the best interests of the parties or family”. The fact that your...

read more

Can you get a divorce even if you still live together?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Can you get a divorce even if you still live together? We don’t sleep together.We have not slept together in about 8 years. State:  Virginia Answer:  Virginia does not have a specific “legal separation” which has to be authorized by a court or government office. In order to be considered “separated” to obtain a divorce, both spouses cannot be living together as husband and wife. Since you and your...

read more

Living Apart

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have been living out of the home for about 18 months still pay the mortgage and money to my son totaling about 1600 a month my son will turn 18 on dec 29 my wife threatens to not let me come to the house unless i pay and i loan her money to fix her car but does not pay back am i stupid or is she in the right for me to be paying this much? State:  California Answer:  You didn’t say whether you are divorced already or...

read more

divorce and pension

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I live in GA and I am going through a divorce. We have been married for 17 yrs and I have not worked during the marriage. My husband has a pension plan, am I entitled to a portion of that when we reach retirement age? State:  Georgia Answer:  Most likely, yes. Georgia is an “equitable distribution” state and the court will distribute marital assets between the two parties in an equitable fashion. Equitable does...

read more

What age is it in Tennessee that a child can say who she wants to live with?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What age is it in Tennessee that a child can say who she wants to live with? State:  Tennessee Answer:  The state of Tennessee will “listen” to the wishes of a minor child once they reach the age of 12. Like most states, Tennessee bases child custody and support decisions on what is in the best interests of the child. A child 12 or older can give their opinion as to which parent they would like to stay with....

read more

Moving after Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My divorce was final 2 months ago and we have a child that we share joint custody of and right now we both live within 30 miles of each other. I am wanting to move to Austin which is about 8 hours away and he is fighting me on it. What do I need to do if anything and can he stop me from taking our daughter and moving? I am the home parent. State:  Texas Answer:  Texas judges usually issue orders at the time of the divorce...

read more

What do I need to do to request spousal support or child support for a 20 year old child in college?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What do I need to do to request spousal support or child support for a 20 year old child in college? State:  Michigan Answer:  In Michigan, child support is calculated using the Michigan Child Support Formula. Child support is payable until a child reaches the age of eighteen, or until the age of 19-1/2 if the child is still a full-time student. Since the child in question is 20 years old, you will have to create an agreement...

read more

Can emails or conversation of arguments recorded be use as an evidence for mental cruelty?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Can emails or conversation of arguments recorded be use as an evidence for mental cruelty? Can i communicate with my husband if my husband had file marriage dissolution with accusation on me ? Can i track my husband credit card and use it as an evidence to support my innocent? State:  Illinois Answer:  U.S. federal law allows the recording of phone calls and other electronic communications with the consent of one party and most...

read more

How soon can I be divorced after submitting the papers, if both of us agree on everything?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How soon can I be divorced after submitting the papers, if both of us agree on everything. There is no properties or anything to divide. It’s a friendly divorce. Thank you very much. State:  Florida Answer:  In Florida, couples who have no minor children, own no property together and have no major joint debts can get divorced rather quickly. If children are present and significant property divison issues are part of...

read more

Can I return to court and ask for an amendment to my divorce due to sickness?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Can I return to court and ask for an amendment to my divorce due to sickness and be able to ask for retirement money from my husband since i did not know I could do that at the time of divorce – we were married for 12 years. State:  South Carolina Answer:  Sorry to hear about your illness, and wish you a speedy recovery.  To answer your question, listed below is South Carolina Code, Title 20, Chapter 3, Article 1,...

read more

Is it possible that I can get divorced without her signing any paperwork?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have been separated from my wife for 15 years. I’m still legally married to her. Is it possible that I can get divorced without her signing any paperwork? State:  New York Answer:  Probably not. You are required to make an attempt to serve notice of the divorce petition to your spouse. The marriage is a binding contract and both parties are entitled to knowledge of any changes to that contract. New York will require...

read more

affidavit for divorce if it has been more than two years since filed other person hasnot signed yet what to do?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Affidavit for divorce. If it has been more than two years since filed other person has not signed yet what to do? **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 ...

read more

Need to divorce but cant afford to. What can we do?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I are looking to get a divorce. We live in sioux Falls, SD, but we can’t afford to pay a lawyer to do it. Is there some kind of help or someone that might be able to help us file for little to nothing? (SD) State:  South Dakota Answer:  South Dakota allows grounds for divorce as no-fault with “irreconcilable differences which have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.” You...

read more

How can I get my husband to pay the divorce and abandonment?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How can I get my husband to pay the divorce and get him for abandonment? State:  Tennessee Answer:  You have several options in Tennessee as to the grounds of your divorce if you are considering abandonment as a reason. Getting your spouse to pay for the whole thing could be difficult though, especially if you are the one filing. Depending on your situation, Tennessee allows two years of living apart without cohabitation as...

read more

I want to divorce my wife. How will I know what I am going to lose.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I want to divorce my wife. But I won’t do it if she is going to get anything. How will I know what I am going to lose? **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 ...

read more

If my husband leaves the country will I get alimony?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband is treating to leave the county(Brazil) so he does’nt have to pay my spousal support of $1750.00 per month! We were married 23 years! Can he flee! Thanks State:  California Answer:  Your husband can flee the country and will not be extradited for unpaid alimony . However, his failure to pay alimony here in the USA can lead to contempt of court charges, fines, notices on his credit report and liens against any...

read more

Divorce and Debt

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I separated and he bought a new house under his name and is not paying house payments will I incur his debt? State:  New Jersey Answer:  First of all, you should not wait another second to file for divorce. While it is unlikely that you would be held liable for the mortgage on the house (because you were separated at the time it was purchased and since it was purchased it in his name only and you did not sign for...

read more