Is dental including braces considered a medical expense?

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Question:  Is dental including braces considered a medical expense? **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 can I file for a divorce if I’m here in the Philippines?

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Question:  I need advice. I was married in California but now in Philippines and it has been 8 years already since I last heard from my husband without any support. I just want to get my divorce to have everything cleared out. How can I file for a divorce if I’m here in the Philippines? I can no longer go back to California due to my visa status. Please advise. State:  Washington Answer:  Although you now live in the...

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What happens first when getting divorced in Florida?

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Question:  What happens first ? State:  Florida Answer:  Well, in Florida the first thing you must do is establish 6 months of residency prior to filing for a divorce. After that, you’ve got a lot of paper work, starting with filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the clerk at your county courthouse. Notice of that petition will have to legally served upon your spouse and then there are a dozen other documents associated...

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I want to known what’s the price for a quick divorce – no fault

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Question:  I want to known what’s the price for a quit divorce, also how quick is the process, I’m figuring a no fault? State:  Mississippi Answer:  Without knowing more about your specific divorce case, it is hard to establish a “price range.” If you are looking at completing an uncontested, no-fault Mississippi divorce, it could be quick and inexpensive. Mississippi does allow do-it-yourself and online divorce...

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401k Retirement

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Question:  My wife and I have been married since may of 2004 and we are currently getting divorce. Is she entitled to part of my 401 retirement that I have been contributing to through my employer and if not how can I remove her? State:  Massachusetts Answer:  In the absence of any other legally binding agreements to the contrary, your spouse does have a right to all or part of your 401K benefits in a divorce. Most likely she will only be...

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I want to divorce my wife. How will I know what I am going to lose?

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Question:  I want to divorce my wife. But I won’t do it if she is going to get anything. How will I know what I am going to lose? State:  California Answer:    Thank you for your question.  I can give you only a general answer to your question because what you are required to pay your spouse in a divorce differs between states. But in many states, property acquired during the marriage may be split up to 50/50. If you have...

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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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what is an automatic tro?

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Question:  What are the consequences for a husband that moved funds from a joint account into an account with his sister and in another case he removed the wife as beneficiary on another account? State:  California Answer:  The husband can remove any or all the funds from any joint bank accounts prior to the time of filing for divorce. There’s not too much that can prevent that if he did it while you were married, living together...

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How can I file? What are my options?

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Question:  My husband that I want a divorce from, won’t give us an address. The state trying to give him child support papers but they say there’s no such person at the address he told the kids. I know we both want to move on. How can I file? What are my options? State:  Missouri Answer:  You can still file for the divorce even though you do not know your husband’s whereabouts. That will not stop the divorce. Notice will...

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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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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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My wife soon to be my ex will get her father’s farm that we have been farming for 17 years.

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Question:  My wife soon to be my ex will get her father’s farm that we have been farming for 17 years. She said it will be all hers after her dad dies, then selling it and taking all monies from sale. She wants to wait for divorce after her father dies. We’ve been married 22 years, I hope i am entitled to half sale of the land? State:  Montana Answer:  Montana is an equitable property state where assets are not split equally...

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If i dont know where the other party is can i still get a divorce?

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Question:  if i dont know where the other party is can i still get a divorce? can i do the divorce myself without having to pay a lawyer? **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 do we settle our debt?

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Question:  We have a house with a $78,000 owed on and a Visa bill of $15,000. Almost everything is in his name only, I sold my land where we did live and I have money tied in this place too, plus I help pay bills. What should I do? He has told me he would settle with me of half of the Visa bill of 4000.00 and I let him keep the house – but I feel I’m losing everything I help put in it. State:  Kentucky Answer:  While we...

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Where and how can I get a cheap divorce here in Texas?

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Question:  Where & how can I get a cheap divorce here in Texas? State:  Texas Answer:  The least expensive divorce you could complete in Texas would be a simple uncontested, no-fault divorce where you complete and file the necessary paperwork yourself. If you have bad relations with your spouse, a large estate or assets to dispute, or minor children living at home – the cost and complexity will go up. An online legal forms...

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Question about home purchased during marriage.

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Question:  My husband and I started together with NOTHING. Now, we own a house (just in his name, as a was a stay at home Mom with no job) However, I found the house through my family member who gave us a $40,000 deduction on the price. He has been both physically and verbally abusive to me and my(our) children. I want to be fair, but I think that everything should be split down the middle. The house, and everything in it. We have been separated since July of 2008. So, its gonna be...

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How much time after getting married do you have to get an annulment?

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Question:  How much time after getting married do you have to get an annulment? State:  Missouri Answer:  None. A legal marriage is never annulled no matter how brief the length. Annulments are imposed only upon marriages that are void or voidable, and should never have happened in the first place. In other words, a marriage that was not legal. That is the only type of union that annulments are applied to. Annulments are called into use...

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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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What is the best way to remove the other person name from the home loan.

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Question:  When couple agree which person should keep the housing, what is the best way to remove the other person name from the loan. State:  North Carolina Answer:  The Real Estate document that relinquishes a person’s interest in a house or piece of property is called a Quit Claim Deed. Once your spouse furnishes you with a Quit Claim Deed they will no longer have any stake in the property or mortgage at all. -The Divorce.com...

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NEVER RECEIVED DIVORCE PAPERS

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My brother signed papers for his wife to divorce him. He has never received any papers to say it’s over. She won’t give him a copy of the papers. What should he do?       State:  Pennsylvania Answer:  Your brother should go to the courthouse in the county where he lives and check the records for files in his name. If a divorce action has been completed the records will show that and he can get a copy....

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