Divorce Harvest

Aug 8, 2012 by

California voters are drawing close to the November ballot in that state which will decide the matter of Proposition 19, which seeks to control and regulate the adult use of marijuana. There have been vocal proponents on both sides of the issue with supporters saying cannabis should be regulated, legalized and lawfully permitted. Critics on the other side say that marijuana is a psychoactive substance and the state risks increased health and social costs resulting from increased use. By now...

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Divorce by Jury

Aug 8, 2012 by

Georgia and Texas are the only states where a couple can get divorced in a full-blown jury trial proceeding, including a verdict handed down by 12 of their peers. Although everyone knows jury trials are far more expensive and labor intensive than other forms of divorce, the laws remain on the books in Georgia and Texas even though they are rarely utilized. It appears that the threat of a jury trial alone is enough to make most parties in a divorce do their best to try and work out the details...

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Social Media & Second Marriages

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is no secret that the social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket and others are becoming the latest weapons in divorce and child-support battles. Private investigators and divorce attorneys searching for information on a client’s wayward spouse or ex-spouse are quickly catching on to the fact that the websites are often a quick and easy way to catch people doing things they don’t want others to know about. The most incriminating online evidence...

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National Divorce Rates Falling

Aug 8, 2012 by

The latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s attempts to take the nation’s pulse through examining the hard data gleaned from that door-to-door effort contains some very interesting numbers related to marriage and divorce in the United States. It looks like the last fifteen years of endless reams of professional papers, along with reality TV shows and on-the-air talk show therapists weighing in on the subject may finally be having a positive effect in the area of divorce as the...

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Al Gore’s Divorce Stories

Aug 8, 2012 by

When the news of Al Gore’s impending divorce from his wife Tipper was recently announced, the reason given for the split was that the senior couple had simply grown apart. The explanation seemed a bit odd for a couple who had been married for 4 decades and have grown children and grandchildren too. Suspicions of an affair died when no confirmation surfaced and the 62-year-old Gore seemed like a normal, but sedate senior who was simply tired of his marriage. Now, allegations that Al Gore...

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Prenup Requests Increase

Aug 8, 2012 by

There are a lot of different sources of information on marriage, divorce and other family issues in the United States today and the data they deliver can often be viewed in several ways, but one of the most invested groups to study American families has to be the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The organization is composed of 1,600 matrimonial attorneys across the country that are committed to improving all aspects of matrimonial law. As practicing attorneys, Academy members are...

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Liberalizing Divorce Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The United States is not the only place where no fault divorce is making the news as more countries around the world are liberalizing their divorce laws. The courts in India are having to make a bit of adjustment as that country moves to amend their old divorce laws to include the ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ as sufficient grounds for divorce. The government’s family courts are preparing to deal with an increase in divorce and child custody cases the change is...

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Pet Custody Cases on the Rise

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorcing couples have always fought like cats and dogs over child custody in divorce court, but these days it is becoming increasingly common that the battles are actually about who gets custody of the cats and dogs in the home. Members of the 1,600-member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers concur on this point and have reported that divorce lawyers across the nation have seen a steady rise in the number of pet custody cases on the docket that began in 2000, and continues to rise...

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A Broken Family Justice System

Aug 8, 2012 by

Several Ontario, Canada Chief Justices commenting on a report from the Law Commission of Ontario agree the family justice system in their jurisdiction left a lot to be desired and that massive changes are probably in order. Observations in the report referred to a “Broken Family Justice System” and included the fact that fine-tuning the system has been ineffective and that perhaps a totally new family law concept is required in the province. The current adversarial system of justice...

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Why is it I am still in court with yet another lawyer trying to get what is rightfully ordered to me by the judge and my ex’s attorney now another trying to get the ruling reversed? (NY)

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Why is it I am still in court with yet another lawyer trying to get what is rightfully ordered to me by the judge and my ex’s attorney now another trying to get the ruling reversed? (NY) State:  New York Answer:  While we are not exactly sure what the specific reason is that your ex’s attorney continues to contest your divorce in court, we can point out that contested divorces, especially those with attorneys on...

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What should one do when a husband threatens to kill wife and kids?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  i have a friend in fla whose trying to get divorced from her husband hes very abusive mentally and physically in the past she has an apartment she can move into next week but hes told her if she leaves hell kill her and her kids he also has several felonies pending from a few months ago is there any suggestions on what she can do she is so scared to leave, but knows she cant keep livong like this State:  Michigan ...

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What criterias do i have to go through in-order to get a divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Hello my name is Angela, I been with my husband for almost 4 months… what criterias do i have to go threw in-order to get a divorce. I don’t currently work, He own his own company plus he have a full-time job is there any possibility that I can ask for alimony until I find a job. Please just tell me what i need to do…and we been together for over 10yrs before we got married. we have no children together, I have my own kids which is twins and they are...

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Got married in Las Vegas but live in another state. How do I divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I got married last June in Las Vegas – I’ve since found out he’s been cheating on me. I want a divorce but don’t know how to go about doing it being that we went out of state – can you please help – everyone is telling me Connecticut doesn’t acknowledge the marriage because we went to another state? State:  Connecticut Answer:  Your Las Vegas marriage is valid in all...

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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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Working with Your Divorce Attorney

Aug 8, 2012 by

The end of a marriage can be a life-changing event. Divorces are not easy or fun for anyone involved in the process and emotions typically run high when people’s lives are upset and rearranged. Making divorce decisions based on emotional reactions is always risky, and a more rational approach will usually yield better results. A good divorce attorney can help you maintain a level headed approach, but you can maximize the time and money spent if you are prepared to address the issues...

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When You Need a Divorce Lawyer

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you are facing the prospect of a divorce with the complications of large estates and assets to be divided or there are children involved in the split, you might do well to consider the services of a divorce attorney. You will almost have to hire an attorney if your case is a contested divorce involving any type of abuse, dishonesty or bitter disagreements as well. And if your spouse has an attorney, you’ll need one too. Even if you don’t have the money for legal representation,...

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Uncontested Divorce Advantages

Aug 8, 2012 by

The advantage of an uncontested divorce is that it can usually provide couples with a dissolution process that involves a lot less drama, confrontation and conflict than a heated battle in court. Those couples who choose to dissolve a marriage with an uncontested divorce are usually still on friendly and equitable terms, and emotionally capable of ending their marriage without dispute and drawn out negotiation. The uncontested divorce benefits the divorcing couple not only at an emotional...

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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?

Aug 8, 2012 by

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

Aug 8, 2012 by

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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Worldwide Divorce Statistics

Aug 8, 2012 by

Worldwide Divorce Rates ““ Top 20 Countries with Highest Divorce Rates per Capita 1. Belarus 68% 2. Russian Federation 65% 3. Sweden 64% 4. Latvia 63% 5. Ukraine 63% 6. Czech Republic 61% 7. Belgium 56% 8. Finland 56% 9. Lithuania 55% 10. United Kingdom 53% 11. Moldova 52% 12. United States 49% 13. Hungary 46% 14. Canada 45% 15. Norway 43% 16. France 43% 17. Germany 41% 18. Netherlands 41% 19. Switzerland 40% 20. Iceland 39% 21. Kazakhstan ...

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