About getting a divorce

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Question:  I am married to a U.S citizen and I am Filipino. After our wedding last 2004, he left for the states (GA) and up to now i haven’t seen him in person for almost 6 years now. We do not have a divorce in Philippines, can i file a divorce online? State:  Georgia Answer:  Maybe. Even though divorce is not recognized under Philippine laws, divorce decrees secured outside the Philippines are recognized in certain instances. You...

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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 percentage of my husbands income would he pay for child support?

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Question:  What percentage of my husband’s income would he have to pay for child support? State:  Texas Answer:  Child support in Texas can be estimated fairly accurately using any one of a number of “calculators.” They can be found easily enough with an online search. Basically, they all total up existing household incomes and expenses to come up with a base subtotal figure. The amount of child support is then figured...

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HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN NORTH CAROLINA?

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Question:  I GOT MARRIED IN FLORIDA IN THE YEAR OF 93,MY HUSBAND I HAVE SPLIT UP OF AND ON FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS,AND I MOVED TO NORTH CAROLINA IN 2007.WE SPLIT UP FOR THE LAST TIME IN JANUARY OF 2008.HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN NORTH CAROLINA NOW? State:  North Carolina Answer:  You can file for divorce in North Carolina after you have been a resident for 6 months. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and...

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Do you have to have a lawyer to get a divorce?

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Question:  Do you have to have a lawyer to get a divorce? State:  Missouri Answer:  No, you don’t absolutely have to have a lawyer in order to get divorced…but it helps. Most states will allow you to complete and file your own divorce papers, but it can be a considerable task in cases of difficult or contested divorces. If you don’t have any children or a large estate to divide and you can reach some sort of mutual...

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What happens first when getting divorced in Florida?

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Question:  What happens first ? State:  Florida Answer:  Well, in Florida the first thing you must do is establish 6 months of residency prior to filing for a divorce. After that, you’ve got a lot of paper work, starting with filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the clerk at your county courthouse. Notice of that petition will have to legally served upon your spouse and then there are a dozen other documents associated...

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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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My husband and I were married in Massachusetts in 2005. He is a pot smoker 24 hours a day.

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Question:  My husband and I were married in Massachusetts in April 2005. A problem occurred in my family because of drugs in 2006 and it has been a problem ever since. He is a pot smoker 24 hours a day. You can not live with him because he doesn’t remember anything that goes on and therefore thinks everything is a lie. We bought a house in AZ in 2006 and moved from MA. He moved back to MA in October 2009. Can we get the divorce in MA? State:  ...

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Can I get a divorce my husband in Tennessee without him knowing?

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Question:  My husband and I have been married for 2 years and it’s not working out. Can I get a divorce from him in Tennessee without him knowing it. He’s a OTR truck driver and doesn’t want to give me one? (TN) State:  Tennessee Answer:  Both parties in a divorce have the right to know what the legal status of their marriage is and you will be required to serve your spouse with notification of your intent to divorce....

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Can you get a divorce with out a lawyer?

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Question:  That’s it, can i get a divorce wtih out a lawyer? i have been married for 16 almost 17 years and my husand and I are living apart and have been for the past year or more. State:  Ohio Answer:  Living separate and apart without cohabitation for one year is sufficient grounds to seek a simple no-fault divorce in the state of Ohio. You can complete your own divorce paperwork without representation of a lawyer, but you will...

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How can I file for a divorce?

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Question:  How can I file for a divorce when I’m staying with my In-laws and nowhere else to go at this point? State:  Florida Answer:  If you are a legal resident of Florida, have no kids, are not pregnant and can agree with your spouse on the terms of the divorce – you can get the papers for a Florida “simplified” divorce at home using an online legal forms service. If agreement with your spouse is impossible you...

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

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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 ...

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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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No Fault Divorce in MA

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Question:  I have been seperated from my husband for nearly 2 years now. I have repeatedly left messages with him regarding getting a divorce. He has a girlfriend and yet has not filed for divorce nor has he called me back. I want to get on with my life but have no money and neither does he. There is no property or children from this marriage. How do I go about getting a divorce from him quickly and for as little money as possible? State:  ...

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A Question

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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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Severance/early retirement pkg.

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Question:  Our Divorce Decree of 2/09 (after 34 yrs. of marriage) states I (ex-wife) am entitled to 29% spousal support of earned income of ex-husband as long as he has earned income. I also was awarded a marital portion of husband GE pension. The QDRO for pension has a parag. granting me a portion of early retirement pkg. Ex-husband signed early retirement papers 3/19/09 and was granted a severance pkg., $60K of which was based on his 30+ yrs of service with GE. Ex-husband is claiming...

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Husband missing for 18 years. What do I need to do to get divorce?

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Question:  I’ve was got marry in 1991 and two months later I moved ,I don’t know the where abouts of my husband is been 18 years,what do I need to do to get divorce? State:  Pennsylvania ...

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Who gets to stay in the house?

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Question:  I’m married with four children, only one of them is from my husband. we bought a house (in Florida) together, will the judge order me and my children to leave the house since the mortgage is in my husband’s name only? State:  Florida Answer:  Florida is an equitable property state and the court decides all property split issues based on what is fair to each party involved. Florida divorce courts operate on the...

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About how long do you have to be separated for a WV divorce?

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Question:  How long do you have to be separated to get a WV divorce? State:  West Virginia Answer:  If both spouses have been living separate and apart without cohabitation and without interruption for 1 year, there is sufficient grounds for divorce in West Virginia. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on...

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