What is the percent of fathers who get their kids in divorces?

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Question:  What is the percent of fathers who get their kids in divorces? State:  Texas Answer:  Figures from the US Bureau of the Census and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services show how the numbers stack up. In the United States there are 11,268,000 custodial mothers compared to 2,907,000 total custodial fathers. The figures indicate that about 25% of custodial families are headed by men. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe...

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How long does it take for divorce to be final in Georgia?

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Question:  How long does it take for divorce to be final in Georgia? State:  Georgia Answer:  A divorce in Georgia can be granted as soon as 30 days after the date of filing. However, the final decree will not be granted until all the l issues including child custody, child support, alimony and property division have been resolved. A complicated and contested divorce can take years to become final. – The Divorce.com Team Wendy...

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What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce?

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Question:  What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  A divorce is the termination of a legal marriage. Annulment is a void or voidable marriage that was never legal in the first place. Many people incorrectly assume they can obtain an annulment if they have only been married a short time. Annulment is never used to terminate a valid marriage no matter how brief it was. Annulment refers to...

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

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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...

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I signed divorce papers 2 years ago. How do I know it’s finalized?

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Question:  I signed divorce papers couple years ago but did not get any info as to whether its final. How do I find out? State:  New York Answer:  In New York, you can access divorce decree and divorce certificate records through the New York State Department of Health. You can order them by telephone, internet or mail and there are small processing fees associated with the service depending on what you want. Generally, the records cost...

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Had a home previous to getting married

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Question:  If you had a home previous to getting married that you have had for several years, does your spouse have any legal rights to the home in the divorce? State:  Mississippi Answer:  Since Mississippi is an equitable property division state it is possible that your spouse may have a claim to a portion of the ownership of the house you owned prior to the marriage if they have been contributing toward maintenance and upkeep during...

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Filing a divorce from out of the U.S.

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Question:  Is it possible for an American living in the Philippines to file for a divorce there in the US? Can a lawyer file for him? State:  Alabama Answer:  If your soon to be ex spouse is an American citizen and currently lives in the United States, the answer is most likely “yes.” – Wendy Jaffe, ESQ. Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S...

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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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How long will my divorce process last?

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Question:  How long will my divorce process last?- Theresa State:  Florida Answer:  Theresa, sometimes the process is clean and fast, and sometimes it can be a very difficult process. Several factors determine the amount of time necessary to obtain a divorce. If you and your spouse have been married for a long time, have minor children, and have accumulated a lot of marital or community property, it may take several months to resolve your...

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I’m trying to get a divorce.

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Question:  Trying to get divorce is hard for me. I needed to know what to do I’ve been separated from my husband for 3 years now – he abandoned me and my three children. He took off because DSS got ahold of him for abusing the kids and now he owes back child support so hes running from the law and hes no where to be found. How can i get divorced from him – is there a way to do it???? In South Carolina. State:  South Carolina ...

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Can I obtain a divorce from here or do I need to return to Alabama? Long Distance

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Question:  My husband and I have been seperated since November 2004. No formal seperation papers have been drawn. I now live in Pennsylvania while he still resides in Alabama. Can I obtain a divorce from here or do I need to return to Alabama? State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  No need to file in Alabama. You can file for divorce in the state where you now reside. As long as you have been living in Pennsylvania for at least 6 months you can...

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My wife lives in NY and I live in FL. What kind of visitation can i have?

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Question:  My wife lives in N.Y. and I in F.L. what kind of visitation can i have regarding our 6 month old baby? **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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POSSIBLE DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY

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Question:  MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 17 YEARS AND SHE DECIDED SHE NO LONGER WANTS OUR MARRIED FOR MANY REASONS. WE WERE MARRIED IN FLORIDA AND HAVE BEEN LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY. WE HAVE A HOME, CAR AND TWO CHILDREN ONE FROM HER FIRST MARRIAGE AND THE OTHER IS OURS. SHE HAD CONTROL OF ALL THE INCOME OF THE HOME AND I JUST FOUND OUT SHE WAS NOT PAYING THE MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF THE HOME. WHAT CAN I DO? IF IT COMES DOWN TO A DIVORCE I DON’T WANT TO LOSE CUSTODY OF MY 12 YEAR...

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If I file for a separation am I responsible for any debt she might run up after filing date?

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Question:  If I file for a separation, but living in same house am i responsible for any debt she might run up after filing date? State:  Colorado Answer:  Thank you for your question. Because the law dealing with the effect of a legal separation on debt may differ by state, I will give you a general answer. In many states, filing for separation would protect you from debt that your spouse accrued on her own behalf such as buying an...

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I wanted an no-fault divorce but in fear that my wife would cause problems

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Question:  Hi – I want to know what would be my situation if I wanted an no-fault divorce but in fear that my wife would cause problems in order to just agreeing what would be mostly i would be looking at going through i don’t have much money to just fight in court over anything she could have everything I’ll agree to pay child support no problem(1 child) please let me no what turn i would have to take. State:  Mississippi ...

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What if I am being accused of constructive abandonment?

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Question:  What is constructive abandonment? State:  New York Answer:  New York State does not allow no-fault divorces or irreconcilability as grounds for divorce and requires that a person must prove marital fault in order to obtain a divorce. Constructive abandonment is the ground that is most often used in proving fault in New York divorces. The state’s laws require the complaining spouse to prove that the abandoning spouse...

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Child Support

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Question:  I am separated from my wife, we have not filed for separation and we don’t have any court orders for child support. My wife is claiming that I haven’t been supporting my daughter. I have been purchasing formula and diapers and other baby supplies for my daughter since we seperated, but my wife won’t accept them from me now. My question is does that count as child support? State:  South Carolina Answer:  It is good that you have been...

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How do I know if I qualify for alimony in Alabama?

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Question:  How do I know if I qualify for alimony? (Ala) State:  Alabama Answer:  An Alabama court can order alimony to either spouse but only if it finds that alimony is actually necessary. Alimony awards are usually not permanent and reserved for situations where one spouse has been dependent on the other. There is no set formula for determining the amount to be awarded. A divorce attorney familiar with Alabama laws should be able to...

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Can you cancel a divorce before it is final? Even after temporary support is ordered?

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Question:  Can you cancel a divorce before it is final? Even after temporary support is ordered? **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 want to file for divorce so that I can remarry

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Question:  I’ve been separated from my husband for about 7 years – not legally. I want to file for divorce so that I can remarry. Do I have to wait a year a before I start a divorce? I live in New York. State:  New York Answer:  Although New York does not necessarily require a waiting period before a spouse can start filing divorce paperwork, it does incorporate a timing aspect in its requirements for residency and legal...

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