How long do you have to be married to receive alimony?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  How long do you have to be married to receive alimony? (In Tennessee) State:  Tennessee Answer:  There is no set minimum length you must be married in order to qualify for alimony in Tennessee. The court will take the duration of the marriage into consideration along with many other pertinent factors when determining alimony awards, but there is no minimum time requirement. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and...

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Can one parent take children out of town?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Can one parnet take childeren out of town? **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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What is the difference between separation and divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What is the difference between separation and divorce? State:  Wyoming Answer:  The differences between separation and divorce are significant. The biggest difference is that when you are “separated” you are still married, and cannot remarry. Once you are divorced, you are free to remarry. However, there are often serious legal consequences to separating that many individuals fail to consider. For example, the...

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Should I get divorced or work on my marriage?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My hubby and i have been married for 15 years and we are having problems and i want a divorce should i get one or work on my marriage? (Mississippi) State:  Mississippi Answer:  Divorce or reconciliation in a 15-year marriage? Our recommendation is that you attempt to reconcile your differences and try to get along. Our basic premise here at Divorce.com is that marriage is always preferable to divorce unless there is abuse or...

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Can a man still get a divorce if his wife doesn’t?

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Question:  Can a man still get a divorce if his wife does not? And how would he go about doing it?   State:  Texas Answer:  A man can get a divorce anytime, even in Texas, but it would be hard to complete one without the wife’s participation. If you are talking about the wife not wanting a divorce and the husband does want one, that is another matter. If the woman does not want a divorce and will not agree to it, it will be...

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How long before you can get married again after a divorce?

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Question:  How long before you can get married again? State:  Tennessee Answer:  About 25 seconds…or as long as it takes to “pop the question.” Humor aside, if you are “legally unmarried” as in “divorced” you can get married again anytime you like. There is no waiting period for marriages if the parties are of legal age and single. Being single is the key for second marriages though, as some are...

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divorce dismissed

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Question:  On 6/22 our divorce was dismissed due to the fact that my husband did not produce his paperwork on his business – is this something that you are familiar with? State:  New Jersey Answer:  It sounds like this may not be the full story. If someone does not produce documents after a legal request was served on them, the party who requested the documents then goes to court and gets an “order to compel the production of...

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What happens in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

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Question:  what goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets? State:  Wyoming 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...

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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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How can I get an online uncontesed divorce?

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Question:  I married in Harris county TX on 7/23/09, my new husband sold my house and moved me here from Florida. I have a bad injury and am on disability, I am not able to move my neck or drive. How can I get an online uncontesed divorce? State:  Texas Answer:  Texas does allow no fault divorce based on destruction of the marriage beyond any reconciliation. You can prepare and file your own divorce paperwork in Texas as well....

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How do I go about getting a divorce? I was married in New Mexico and now I’m residing in North Carolina.

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Question:  How do I go about getting a divorce? I was married in New Mexico and now I’m residing in North Carolina. State:  North Carolina Answer:  You file for divorce in the state and county in which you currently reside. North Carolina permits you to file after six months of residency. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S...

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IMMIGRANT WIFE ABANDONS ME 5 DAYS AFTER ARRIVING

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  1 year and 10 months ago, I married my wife in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 3 days later I moved back to the USA so I could work here and get her to immigrate here.( I saw her only for 2 days when she was still in Santo Domingo. She arrived here on a non-immigrant visa 7 days ago, on Friday, August 28th. Yesterday, 6 days after arriving, I got home from work to find that she (and her daughter) abandoned me. Dominicans in a car picked her up and drove them off. ...

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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...

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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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Pension. How many years to get half?

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Question:  How many years to get half? State:  New York Answer:  In New York, all retirement plans and pensions are marital property and subject to equitable distribution. The division requires a Qualified Domestic Relations Order be drawn up and the court will use a mathematical formula where the accrued benefit is multiplied by a fraction to calculate the split. The number of months of the marriage, and the number of months of...

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Separated for 2 years

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I have filed for divorce, My husband and I have been separated for 2 and a 1/2 years and have been married for a total of 5 and a 1/2 yrs. I do have a lawyer, but feel he is not doing his job, but I could be wrong. My husband wants 50% of the equity that is in the home that is in my name. I have been paying the mortgage and all bills by myself for the past 3 years. Is he entitled to 50%? and also the 2 yr separation mark was this past May, the lawyer tells me that we will...

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I want to stop a divorce in Pennsylvania?

Aug 8, 2012 by

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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What to expect from divorce financially

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’ve been married 30 yrs, kids grown, have home – he left – just walked out, I have only worked part time during the whole marriage, domestic violence pending. Will I keep the home? Will he provide me with alimony, insurance, and pay the home mortgage along with the alimony I may receive? State:  Alabama Answer:  Without knowing the details of your assets and debts, it would seem you are likely to stay in...

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My husband is not making alimony payments on time or in complete amounts

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I got divorced 7 years ago, my ex-husband has to pay alimony until I re-marry or die, that is what the divorced decree says, but lately he is not making the payments on time or complete, what can I do about it? (South Carolina) State:  South Carolina Answer:  Regardless of the state in which you reside, the procedure for non-payment of court-ordered alimony is pretty much the same everywhere. You must go back to the court and...

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Cant afford divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

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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