European Nations Move to Stop Divorce Shopping

Aug 8, 2012 by

Couples in 14 different European countries will soon be able to choose the divorce laws that will apply to them under a new system of cooperation introduced last year after justice ministers in Luxembourg reached an agreement to stabilize divorce law across the 27 EU member states. The European parliament has yet to rule on the agreement, but Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain have all signed on...

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Tiger Woods Short on Divorce Cash

Aug 8, 2012 by

Despite nearly universal reports in the media that Tiger Woods’ divorce from wife Elin is going to cost him a cool $750 million and that Elin will also get full custody of couple’s two children, it look like the numbers may be wrong. It has been said that Woods had offered to settle for the exorbitant amount in exchange for a lifetime confidentiality clause that would prevent Nordegren from discussing his multiple affairs in the media. Various sources are now speculating that Elin...

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Covering Your Assets in a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Under a bill recently passed by the state legislature, as soon as a husband or wife sues for divorce by filing a summons in New York State Supreme Court, they are both required to not alter the economic status of the marriage from that point on. As soon a person receives a divorce summons they can no longer move money or other property around to hide it or shield it from claims by their spouse. In years past, planning a divorce also meant planning to be the first one to clean out the bank...

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Does it Matter Where You Live? – State Residency Requirements for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, but you can make the situation less stressful for yourself by understanding a few basic rules concerning divorce in your own specific area. One of the areas that causes a lot of confusion is understanding the state residency requirements for filing for divorce. Some people mistakenly believe that they must file for divorce in the same state where they were married. This is not the case unless they do in fact still reside in that state. Any person can...

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Tiger Wood’s Divorce May be On

Aug 8, 2012 by

Sources are saying that Tiger Wood’s marriage to Elin Nordegren is definitely over. Speculation as to an impending divorce for the couple has picked up momentum in recent weeks with Nordegren taking yet another vacation without the Tiger in tow. The couple both returned from separate trips last Friday, but each spent the weekend in separate houses and spent time with the children separately too. The Swedish ex-model had jetted off for a holiday on Monday with their two young children...

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Welcome to Divorce.com

Aug 8, 2012 by

Thank you for visiting Divorce.com, the fast, free way to find a good divorce attorney. By entering only your zip code or city, the Divorce.com search engine will instantly provide you with a list of local lawyers who specialize in divorce. Read through their profiles and you’ll quickly find the one that is right for you. In addition to our Find a Lawyer search, we have articles written by industry leading professionals that will help you get through the divorce process and move on...

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Most Expensive Divorces

Aug 8, 2012 by

Messy and expensive are two words that come to mind whenever celebrity divorces are mentioned. Celebrity divorce gossip in the news is even juicier when it involves millions of dollars. Most Hollywood divorces have drawn huge audiences because people always enjoy watching a slow-motion train wreck, however, when it comes to the most costly celebrity splits, it may be the high-profile, professional athletes and their spouses that provide the most expensive divorce court entertainment. Even...

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Divorce & Social Security

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although anyone over 50 probably knows that the Social Security Administration sends out annual statements that can assist pre-retirees in estimating their benefits in the future, very few are aware how divorce and re-marriage can affect those resources and knowing the laws surrounding spousal and survivor benefits can prevent costly mistakes. Statistics show that Social Security is the main source of income for nearly three-quarters of all single retirees, and with a national divorce rate of...

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First Aid For Life After Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Whether you’re glad to be divorced or devastated by it, divorce often means an adjustment to a whole new life. Even if you’re relieved to be free of the relationship, it’s still normal to feel sad about the loss of something you’d hoped would last forever. Remember to grieve. You’ve lost something important, and it’ll take time to heal. Don’t expect yourself to be “over it” immediately. Be patient with the grieving process and allow it to...

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Mediterranean Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The New Year is a time for reflection and a look back at some the people and events that made a difference in the quality of people’s lives. A recent article by author Stephen Calleja in the Malta Independent Online covering the top stories and events that had the greatest impact on public opinion during 2010 gives a shout-out to the fact that a recently proposed Divorce Bill was the “Most Unexpected” event of the year in that tiny nation. The author’s conclusion might...

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If I am unemployed and trying to get an divorce will it cost me?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  If I am unemployed and trying to get an divorce will it cost me? State:  Illinois Answer:  Unfortunately, most every divorce will cost some money. If you are unable to afford to complete your divorce you can contact the Illinois State Bar Association for a list of Illinois Legal Service offices that receive federal funding to handle family law cases for low income individuals.- The Divorce.com Team Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com...

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Desperate

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’m from mich. My husband and I moved to NC by his family. We came in Jan. Things weren’t good so I went back to mich for a month and he talked me and my kids to come back. Well now I know he’s been cheating and I wanna leave for good. Now he refuses to let go back home with my kids. I have no friends or fam here. I wanna go back to mich. Is it illegal for me to take my kids to Michigan??? We haven’t even been back for 6 months. (MI) State:  ...

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

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets? State:  Alabama Answer:  If you have a simple, uncontested divorce without complications involved in the split, you can wrap up the paperwork of your divorce online and all you’ll have left to do is to file the documents with the court. Online divorce services are not law firms however, and are prohibited by law from offering...

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Question about divorce outside the USA

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Me and my wife are from a different country. We went into divoce after 10 years of marriage. The marriage deed and the divorce action were done in that country, and the court there decided certain alimony to wife for a few month per the law there. No proprty sharing since it was not applicable by the law in that country. How long after the actual divorce took place the wife can file for property sharing and another alimony in the USA? is there a certain period of time after...

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

Aug 8, 2012 by

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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Wendy Jaffe, ESQ. Divorce Attorney

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce.com is pleased to have partnered with Wendy Jaffe, Esq., divorce attorney, to assist with answering your legal inquiries. Here at Divorce.com we understand that divorces, and the people affected by a divorce, are all unique and that no two divorces are the same.  Divorce.com knows every divorce case involves different personal aspects and legal considerations, therefore we offer legal information, not legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem you should talk to an attorney...

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Top 10 Divorce Personal Property Division Tips

Aug 8, 2012 by

1. Each spouse in a divorce should make their own inventory of personal property and household items in order of their priority to that person. 2. Both spouses will save money by dividing as much personal property as possible by prior mutual agreement without involving the services of attorneys in the process. 3. Set aside a list of any property that cannot be agreed upon to be dealt with later. 4. Property divisions proposed by both spouses in agreement are less likely to be overturned in...

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Ten Years is Too Much

Aug 8, 2012 by

It seems the trend toward urbanization and modernization that is changing societal structures in many emerging nations around the world is also having a similar effect in Russia today, where just like in the U.S., the national divorce rate hovers near 50%. The Russian divorce rate only tells part of the story though, as the real trouble stems from the fact that Russian divorce courts routinely award custody of all children in the home to the mothers in almost every instance, regardless of the...

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Child custody

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Hi, A friend of mine (a female) is married, and they have a 5 year old son. She has fallen in love with another man, and has told her husband this. He is threatening that, if she leaves him for this other man, he will get custody of their son, and she will not. She has not cheated on her husband, but I wonder if that even matters in court. She is afraid that her husband will try to prove otherwise, and she will lose her son. She works full time, makes about 30K a year,...

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

Aug 8, 2012 by

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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