What forms do you need to file my own divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’m trying to file my own divorce. I think I have all the paper work but I want to make sure. What forms do you need?I have tried doing this before and they tell me I need more forms and can’t tell me which ones at the court house. (GA) State:  Georgia Answer:  That is pretty frustrating that you can’t get clear answers at your local courthouse. You have to wonder what they CAN do if they can’t answer...

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divorce and pension

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Question:  I live in GA and I am going through a divorce. We have been married for 17 yrs and I have not worked during the marriage. My husband has a pension plan, am I entitled to a portion of that when we reach retirement age? State:  Georgia Answer:  Most likely, yes. Georgia is an “equitable distribution” state and the court will distribute marital assets between the two parties in an equitable fashion. Equitable does...

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Divorce agreement with my wife

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Question:  Hello, I have a divorce agreement with my X-wife who has custody of our children 80% of the time. I’m a teacher and pay $2,600 per month in child support which has caused a great strain on my finances. My x-wife has also asked that I pay for additional expenses for my children (for example back-to-school clothes) and I’m not sure if this is necessary or appropriate for her to ask this of me. Are there some guidelines for what is appropriate for me to pay in...

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What age is it in Tennessee that a child can say who she wants to live with?

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Question:  What age is it in Tennessee that a child can say who she wants to live with? State:  Tennessee Answer:  The state of Tennessee will “listen” to the wishes of a minor child once they reach the age of 12. Like most states, Tennessee bases child custody and support decisions on what is in the best interests of the child. A child 12 or older can give their opinion as to which parent they would like to stay with....

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Can the court system put my income and my wife to-be’s income together and increase the child support?

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Question:  I’ve been divorced 2.5years and I’m getting remarried again. I’m paying child support on my first kid. Can the court system put my income and my wife to-be’s income – together and increase the child support? Or if we make a prenuptial agreement can the court system touch my income? State:  Georgia Answer:  A prenuptial agreement will not affect the amount of child support you pay on the prior...

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Moving after Divorce

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Question:  My divorce was final 2 months ago and we have a child that we share joint custody of and right now we both live within 30 miles of each other. I am wanting to move to Austin which is about 8 hours away and he is fighting me on it. What do I need to do if anything and can he stop me from taking our daughter and moving? I am the home parent. State:  Texas Answer:  Texas judges usually issue orders at the time of the divorce...

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What is abandonment, as it pertains to marriage, separation and divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What is abandonment, as it pertains to marriage, separation and divorce? **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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What do I need to do to request spousal support or child support for a 20 year old child in college?

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Question:  What do I need to do to request spousal support or child support for a 20 year old child in college? State:  Michigan Answer:  In Michigan, child support is calculated using the Michigan Child Support Formula. Child support is payable until a child reaches the age of eighteen, or until the age of 19-1/2 if the child is still a full-time student. Since the child in question is 20 years old, you will have to create an agreement...

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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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Can emails or conversation of arguments recorded be use as an evidence for mental cruelty?

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Question:  Can emails or conversation of arguments recorded be use as an evidence for mental cruelty? Can i communicate with my husband if my husband had file marriage dissolution with accusation on me ? Can i track my husband credit card and use it as an evidence to support my innocent? State:  Illinois Answer:  U.S. federal law allows the recording of phone calls and other electronic communications with the consent of one party and most...

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Incorrect date of birth

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Question:  I am starting the process for filing for divorce and i noticed that my spouses date of birth is incorrect on the license. Is the marriage license valid? We were married in the state of California, but i now reside in Texas and have not had any contact with him for over 4 yrs. State:  Texas Answer:  The fact that there is a minor birth date error on the marriage license is not likely to be enough of a reason to invalidate the...

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How soon can I be divorced after submitting the papers, if both of us agree on everything?

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Question:  How soon can I be divorced after submitting the papers, if both of us agree on everything. There is no properties or anything to divide. It’s a friendly divorce. Thank you very much. State:  Florida Answer:  In Florida, couples who have no minor children, own no property together and have no major joint debts can get divorced rather quickly. If children are present and significant property divison issues are part of...

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Divorce Finalization – Texas

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Question:  I filed for divorce in March. I sent my husband the stamped and notarized documents I got from the courthouse after the 60 days was up in June. He signed the original papers, and now he refuses to sign a waiver stating he does not want to be present at the final hearing, and also refuses to sign the final papers. We will be apart a year on December 31, 2009. What should I do next? I want this over with so I can get on with my life. No kids are involved, just a list of some...

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Husband has a problem with drinking drug use.

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Question:  Me And my husband been married for 6yrs.It started going bad about the 4yr, In the relationship.Not wanting to keep a job.Wanting to put all his problems in to drinking,drug use. I say that was to much for me to have to deal with. State:  Texas Answer:  Not sure exactly what your question here is, but no one should have to live in a relationship that has “gone bad.” Alcohol and drug addiction are both grounds for a...

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What would the terms be if she wants to take the kids and leave the state?

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Question:  What would the terms be if she wants to take the kids back home with her and leave the state? Do I have 2 let her do that or not…? State:  Kentucky Answer:  Assuming that she has custody of the kids now and that you probably have visitation and support schedules in place, she would not be able to move the kids out of state without permission from the court. If she relocates a substantial distance away, the move is a...

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How can one get a cheap divorce? We have no children.

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Question:  HOW CAN YOU GET A CHEAP DIVORCE? (THERE ARE NO CHIDREN INVOLVED OR ANYTHING) (TX) State:  Texas Answer:  The least expensive way to get a divorce in your home state of Texas is to gather, prepare and file your own divorce paperwork with the court. If you and your spouse agree on the basic terms of the divorce and (as you said) there are no children or complicated issues involved, you should be able to wrap up the whole affiar...

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I’m pregnant by someone else do I have to do anything to make sure biological father’s name goes on birth certificate?

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Question:  OK – I’m married to one guy who has been in prison for a couple years and I’m pregnant by someone else do I have to do anything to make sure biological father’s name goes on birth certificate? State:  Washington Answer:  Washington law establishes a rebuttal presumption of paternity in favor of your husband. This means that your husband is assumed to be the father of your child.  However, there is a...

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Military Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I recently divorced in July 2009. He is in the Army Reserves. Out of guilt, shame and other emotions, I signed and agreed to everything he had listed in the divorce papers. We used a mediator. I signed away the house and all retirements. I recently read an article that states that I am entitled to 50% of his military retirement because we were married more than 20 years. Is it too late since the divorce was final July 30? State:  ...

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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?

Aug 8, 2012 by

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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Thinking about divorce and need some advice.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  HEY MY NAME IS PAULA.. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 12 YEARS NOW. AND WE DO NOT SEE EYE TO EYE.. JUST SEEM TO NOT GET ALONE WITH ONE ANOTHER. BEEMN GOING THROUGH THIS FOR A WHILE NOW. MAYBE SINCE I LOST MY JOB LAST YEAR. I FOUND WORK THIS YEAR IN MARCH. I LOVE MY JOB BUT MY HUSBAND THINKS I NEED TO WORK IN AN OFFICE.??? I AM WORKING AT A DAYCARE RIGHT NOW, I LOVE MY JOB.. BUT IT DOES NOT PAY ME ENOUGH… WE DO NOT AGREE ON THIS EITHER. TO ME A JOB IS A JOB.....

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