How do go about getting a divorce in the state of Alabama?

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Question:  How do go about getting a divorce in the state of Alabama? I just moved here to Mississippi since august 4-2009 and i met my husband 1 month 1/2 after that. we married in laurel mississippi with a license from Alabama but after a week the marriage was not valid because we could only marry in Alabama. we made it legal the next day. i am still married but looking forward to a divorce because: my spouse refuses to stop arguing, fuses about everything, refuses to keep his...

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I experienced abandonment in 2003 when I was told he left the country.

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Question:  I experienced abandonment in 2003 when I was told he left the country. How do I divorce this man? This person to be divorced is living out side the country ( Bangladesh ) now a uncontested divorce would be fine but will this person need to be served papers on this ???? address is unknown . How would she know that he received such a letter ? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  You can divorce that man in Pennsylvania quite easily by...

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My husband has been in jail for three years. We have no kids and property.

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Question:  My husband has been in jail for three years and there are no kid’s and property. State:  Virginia Answer:  No kids, no property and a husband in jail for three years equals a divorce in Virginia where you live. You can file a no-fault divorce based on the fact that you have been: Living separately and apart without cohabitation and without interruption for six months without children. Or you can file a fault-based action...

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I want to stop a divorce in Pennsylvania?

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Question:  I want to stop a divorce in Pennsylvania? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  It is very unlikely that you can stop a divorce by yourself if your spouse is determined to make it happen. You can probably slow it down, but in Pennsylvania (a mixed “fault” divorce state) you will have a hard time halting a no-fault divorce initiated by a spouse who’s determined to see it through even over a spouse’s objections....

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How do I file if one of the parties is living in another state and is he liable for his step children?

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Question:  How do I file if one of the parties is living in another state and is he liable for his step children? State:  Florida Answer:  You can file in Florida regardless of where your spouse is living now. Whether or not he will have to pay child support will be determined by the court in Florida. If the kids are not his own it may be more difficult to get support for them. If they are minor dependents and he was supporting them in...

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Husband dies shortly after court proceedings

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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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What forms do you need to file my own divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’m trying to file my own divorce. I think I have all the paper work but I want to make sure. What forms do you need?I have tried doing this before and they tell me I need more forms and can’t tell me which ones at the court house. (GA) State:  Georgia Answer:  That is pretty frustrating that you can’t get clear answers at your local courthouse. You have to wonder what they CAN do if they can’t answer...

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Divorce agreement with my wife

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Question:  Hello, I have a divorce agreement with my X-wife who has custody of our children 80% of the time. I’m a teacher and pay $2,600 per month in child support which has caused a great strain on my finances. My x-wife has also asked that I pay for additional expenses for my children (for example back-to-school clothes) and I’m not sure if this is necessary or appropriate for her to ask this of me. Are there some guidelines for what is appropriate for me to pay in...

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Can the court system put my income and my wife to-be’s income together and increase the child support?

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Question:  I’ve been divorced 2.5years and I’m getting remarried again. I’m paying child support on my first kid. Can the court system put my income and my wife to-be’s income – together and increase the child support? Or if we make a prenuptial agreement can the court system touch my income? State:  Georgia Answer:  A prenuptial agreement will not affect the amount of child support you pay on the prior...

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What is abandonment, as it pertains to marriage, separation and divorce?

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Question:  What is abandonment, as it pertains to marriage, separation and divorce? **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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How can I get divorced?

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Question:  I was married in New York in 1993. I have not seen or contacted my wife for 14 years. I have no contact information for her now. How can I get divorced? State:  New York Answer:  You can file for a divorce in New York based on the grounds of abandonment, all that is required is one year apart and you’ve certainly got that covered. The court will need proof that your spouse was served with notice of the impending divorce,...

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Incorrect date of birth

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Question:  I am starting the process for filing for divorce and i noticed that my spouses date of birth is incorrect on the license. Is the marriage license valid? We were married in the state of California, but i now reside in Texas and have not had any contact with him for over 4 yrs. State:  Texas Answer:  The fact that there is a minor birth date error on the marriage license is not likely to be enough of a reason to invalidate the...

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What goes on in a divorce proceeding of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

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Question:  What goes on in a divorce proceeding of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets? State:  Alabama Answer:  Great question. If there are no assets, then there is nothing for the court to divide. And if you and your spouse can agree on a custody arrangement, there is not much left for a court to do besides grant the divorce, and determine child support. When you say “no assets” you had better be certain that...

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Can I do my own forms and avoid a lawyer in Illinois if we have joint property but have split everything ourselves?

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Question:  Can I do my own forms and avoid a lawyer in Illinois if we have joint property but have split everything ourselves? **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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Do you need a lawyer to file and proceed with a divorce?

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Question:  Do you need a lawyer to file and proceed with a divorce? State:  Texas Answer:  You do not absolutely have to have an attorney to get divorced in Texas. Having representation by a lawyer can make your divorce a bit easier (and more expensive), but it is not mandatory. You can prepare and file your own divorce documents in Texas without a lawyer’s help. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only...

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What is our best option for a smooth divorce?

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Question:  My Wife and I have no kids and very little money or property. What is our best option for a smooth divorce?-Kevin State:  Iowa Answer:  Kevin, since you have few assets and did not have children together, your divorce is likely to go quickly and smoothly. If you and your spouse are able to agree on how to divide the few assets that you have, obtaining a divorce should not be costly. However, you might want to consider...

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Divorce – unkown whereabouts of spouse

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Question:  I would like to find out what the process is to get a divorce if I do not know the whereabouts of my spouse. It has been several years since we last saw each other. State:  Illinois Answer:  You can get a divorce in Illinois on the no-fault grounds of living separate and apart for a continuous period of at least two years and irreconcilable differences are deemed to have caused an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage....

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How much may i expect to pay for a lawyer assuming the other side does not want to settle out of court?

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Question:  how much may i expect to pay for a lawyer assuming the other side does not want to settle out of court? **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 a law that will force my husband to pay for my attorney?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  i want to get a divorce but my income is low,my husband has a retirement from the 20 years he did in the navy and he is working for the postal services for 3 years,how can i afford a lawyer and move out whit my children?is it a law that will force him to pay for my attorney and help me financially until the divorce is final?thank you State:  Missouri Answer:  You can ask the court to issue temporary support orders to cover...

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How long does a spouse have to be gone in order to get a divorce under the grounds of abandonment in Texas?

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Question:  How long does a spouse have to be gone in order to get a divorce under the grounds of abandonment in Texas? State:  Texas Answer:  Texas law states that the court can grant a divorce if a spouse leaves the complainant spouse with the intention of abandonment and remains away for at least one year. – 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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