How much time do you have to get an annulment in Michigan?

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Question:  How much time do you have to get an annulment in Michigan? State:  Michigan Answer:  You have as much time as you need. Annulments in Michigan are not based on how long you have been married, they are based on the inability to marry at the time of the marriage or fraud in the marriage contract. Michigan law states that annulments be granted in cases of incapacity due to age, prohibited relations, bigamy, mental incapacity,...

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Will my ex have to pay child support when my son turns 18?

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Question:  Under Arizona law will my ex have to continue to pay child support when my son turns 18 and is still in school? Even if my son moves out of my home and in with his dad upon turning 18 but there has been no modification to decree? State:  Arizona Answer:  Arizona sets the limit for child support payments at age 18 or when the child graduates from high school. The state statute says: The presumptive termination date shall be the...

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I got married in india, it was an islamic marrige. How do I get divorced?

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Question:  I got married in india, it was an islamic marrige. I’m not even sure if it is registered in England but i want to get divorced – how would i go about it? State:  Alabama Answer:  While we try to provide the best and most complete answers to your divoirce questions here at Divorce.com, your particular question presents a bit of a problem. Many of the emotional, physical and motivating elements of divorce are common...

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How long do people have to wait to get a divorce?

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Question:  How long people have to wait to get a divorce? (LA) State:  Iowa Answer:  After filing a no-fault divorce action in Louisana, if the couple live separate and apart, the divorce can be granted in 180 days, when there are no children involved, and one year for marriages with children. – 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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I want to file for divorce. Do i need to know where he is?

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Question:  My husband left me in April of this year. I want to file for divorce,do i need to know where he is? State:  Indiana Answer:  You do not absolutely need to know where he is. The court will require you to try to serve notice of the petition to divorce on him by traditional service such as by Certified Mail or by professional process server. However, if he cannot be located at all, the court will likely allow you to post notice of...

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Can I file a suit on a woman who had an affair with my husband? Child custody question.

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Question:  My husband recently had an affair and I have filed for divorce. The lady had a baby and my question is -can I file a suit on her? State:  Mississippi Answer:  The answer would be yes, you can file suit on nearly anyone – if you have a valid reason for doing so – otherwise, it will be a waste of time and money. In this case, the terms of your impending divorce agreement will more likely be the source of any revenge...

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Divorce in Missouri

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Question:  I have been married for 19 years. 10 years of that was in atlanta Ga. which I considerd good but, after moving back to our home town in st. louis,Mo, things went downhill. for one I was recently diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, and have not worked for 15 months. I am on a set income through disability. My wife has a serious gambling habit which started when we moved back to stl. her family and friends are aware of this problem and she will not get help. on top of this she...

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Can I take the promotion even though my husband is against it?

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Question:  If we are thinking of divorce but have not acted on it, but I get a promotion to move out of state – can I take the promotion even though he is against it? (TX) State:  Texas Answer:  Let me see if I’ve got this right….you live in Texas, you are married, but not so happily and maybe considering a divorce. You’ve got a chance to take a promotion at work – but it means moving out of state and your...

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Gettin’ a divorce

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Question:  We ve been separated for at least six years and i want is a divorce – just want my last name back and the kids are grown now – no property together or nothing – what do i have to do? – i dont want to go to court either – just send him the papers to sign and return! (IN) State:  Indiana Answer:  Indiana is a no-fault divorce state which means the person who wants a divorce does not have to show a...

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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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If my husband leaves the country will I get alimony?

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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...

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I WANT A DIVORCE IN NY

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Question:  I GOT MARRIED IN 1995 OR 96 WE SEPARATED AND I HAVE NOT SEEN OR HEARD OF HIM IN MORE OR LESS 8 YRS I WANT TO GET A DIVORCE HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTTING THIS DONE? State:  New York Answer:  New York state allows abandonment for a year or more as sufficient grounds for a divorce. Eight years without seeing your husband certainly qualifies. You can inititate your divorce on the grounds of abandonment and yu shouldn’t have any...

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I was married in Jamaica could i file for my divorce in Florida?

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Question:  i was married in jamaica could i file for my divorce in florida State:  Wyoming Answer:   Thank you for your question,   Many people are divorced in a state different from the state or country that the marriage took place. The issue is whether or not the state that you would like to file in has what is called jurisdiction. A state has “jurisdiction” when both spouses live in the state for a specific amount...

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Need help starting the divorce process.

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Question:  My husband pretty much has me as a prisoner in my own home (I’m a stay at home mom) constantly belittling me, i’m not allowed to leave the house without him. and telling our children I’m a bad mother. He’s in the US Navy and we’re currently in HI, but I I could move back to NJ and live with my parents as well. I’m just really clueless on how to get anything started to ensure a divorce and custody of the children. (HI) State:  ...

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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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Am I able to continue seeing the guy that I was seeing during the divorce process or should I lay low for now?

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Question:  Both my husband and I have been unfaithful. I have filed for a divorce recently. Am I able to continue seeing the guy that I was seeing during the divorce process or should I lay low for now? Are there any consequences if I see him? Will my soon to be ex-husband have the upper hand if I see this guy? State:  New Hampshire Answer:  Whether or not there are consequences in continuing to see your new boyfriend depends on your...

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Who gets what in a divorce? House, cars and personal property. Pennsylvania

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Question:  I left my husband and moved out of our house. We bought it approx. 13yrs ago. He seems to think it is now his only. Along with our car and other belongings. We’ve been married for 16yrs. I told him half of everything also belongs to me. Is he right? Did I give up my ownership of my previous life because I left him? (PA) State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  Pennsylvania is an Equitable Distribution state, and marital property...

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Can I Get Divorced Even Though I Don’t Know Where My Husband Is?

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Question:  CAN I STILL GET MY DIVORCE EVEN THOUGH I DON’T KNOW WHERE MY HUSBAND IS? WE HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FOR 9 YEARS. State:  Louisiana Answer:  Yes, you can still get a divorce even though you don’t know where your husband is. Assuming you’ve lived in Louisiana for more than 6 months and are a legal resident, you can file a no-fault action based on living separate and apart for at least 6 months, or you could file a...

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Do I have to answer summons or will divorce become final?

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Question:  I was served today for resolution of marriage. I do not plan to contest. Do I have to answer summons or will divorce become final? State:  California Answer:  Assuming you signed for the papers you received, that is all you have to do. But it might not be all you should do. If you do not plan to contest the divorce at all, and do not respond to the court, the terms and conditions of the divorce agreement will be written 100% in...

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