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Definition of Separated in an Uncontested Divorce

Definition of Separated in an Uncontested Divorce

The divorce laws in some states require a period of separation before a case is filed or granted (depending on the specific provisions of the law). A separation period is required in both contested and uncontested divorces in these jurisdictions. If you are planning to divorce, and you and your spou
Understanding and Negotiating Legal Fees

Understanding and Negotiating Legal Fees

You've decided that you need a lawyer. What you do next will have a major effect on the final outcome and your peace of mind.
Is Libel An Intolerable Condition?

Is Libel An Intolerable Condition?

As our society changes the way it communicates and interacts, our laws and legal definitions must either stretch or be changed to meet the needs of the society they work to protect. One of the changing methods of communication in our culture centers around the impact of the blog. Any person may now
Tips About Dividing Property During Divorce

Tips About Dividing Property During Divorce

Divorce is the dissolution of a marriage contract. When two people decide that they can no longer live together as husband and wife they can legally dissolve their marital contract, divide their belongings, and move on with their lives. Debt during divorce is a result of attorney fees, court costs,
California Divorce Alimony - What It Is and How It Works

California Divorce Alimony - What It Is and How It Works

Many people do not seem to fully understand the terms of California divorce alimony. Heck, some people do not even know what the word "alimony" means at all, so I have written this article to, hopefully, enlighten you about this topic.
Mississippi Divorce Rules When One Party Refuses the Divorce

Mississippi Divorce Rules When One Party Refuses the Divorce

Contested divorces often are among the longest divorce cases to settle.ring image by Jens Klingebiel from Fotolia.comA contested divorce is one in which one party refuses or disagrees with the other's request for a divorce. In Mississippi, court procedures for a divorce sharply differ in...
Resolving Child Custody Disputes - The Facilitators: Parenting Coordinators, Mediators, Evaluators

Resolving Child Custody Disputes - The Facilitators: Parenting Coordinators, Mediators, Evaluators

In a divorce or separation, the separation agreement represents the negotiated contract between the parties. The agreement covers property divisions, spousal maintenance, child support, and child custody and visitation. If the parents can arrive at a written agreement on matters of child custody, in
What Papers Do I Need to File for a Divorce?

What Papers Do I Need to File for a Divorce?

The legal process of divorce can be extremely simple or very complex. The amount of requisite paperwork filed with the court depends on the level of contention between the parties, if one of the parties is seeking temporary support, and if there are children born of the marriage. Below are some com
Child Support in Divorce

Child Support in Divorce

Child support may be assigned to an individual following a divorce. Many divorces involve children and laws have been made to decrease the negative impact a divorce may have on a child. In order to help the child maintain his or her former quality of life, one parent may be required to pay support t
McKenzie Friends Help in Court

McKenzie Friends Help in Court

McKenzie Friends are there to help litigants in person especially in Family and Divorce Cases. Who are they and what can they do for you?
Legal Separation In New Jersey

Legal Separation In New Jersey

In New Jersey, we do not have legal separation as some other states do. In New Jersey, if you are living apart from your spouse, the courts consider you separated. There is no legal separation before divorce in New Jersey, if you are living apart, you are separated in the court's eyes.
Mexico Divorce Law

Mexico Divorce Law

During the 1940s, 1950s and up until the mid-1960s, U.S. citizens traveled to Mexico to obtain quick and at the time legal divorces. By the mid-1960s, courts throughout the U.S. began ruling that in many instances a Mexican divorce was not legal. Therefore, if you are considering traveling to Mexico
Louisiana Divorce Property Laws

Louisiana Divorce Property Laws

Louisiana divorces often involve property settlement orders.Louisiana state contour against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comWhen a married couple gets divorced in Louisiana, the court can enter an order to distribute all marital property between the two spouses....
Why Do People Pay For Free Divorce Records?

Why Do People Pay For Free Divorce Records?

Divorce records are a public vital record category in the majority of states and they are required by law to be made available for public access and review. They are uploaded from the local courthouse or county office where the divorce was granted to the designated state department which is usually
What Are the Grounds for Divorce in New York?

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in New York?

New York State is a "fault" divorce jurisdiction. Thus, in order to obtain a divorce in New York, there are four specific grounds which must be the underlying reason for the divorce action. At least one of these grounds must be alleged by one spouse. In addition, if the spouses have agreed to sep
How to Obtain Divorce Records in Philadelphia

How to Obtain Divorce Records in Philadelphia

Divorce records in Pennsylvania are filed at the County Court where the divorce became final. If your divorce was finalized in Philadelphia, you will be able to obtain your divorce record from the local Family Court in the city. The person in charge of the divorce records at the County Courthouse is
A No-Fault Divorce in Oklahoma

A No-Fault Divorce in Oklahoma

Traditionally, divorces could only be granted by a court if one of the parties showed the other party was at fault. The traditional fault categories included such issues as adultery, cruelty and incarceration. Oklahoma, like other states, no longer requires a divorcing party to allege fault grounds,
Family Law And The Desirable Attributes In A Family Attorney

Family Law And The Desirable Attributes In A Family Attorney

Family law is an overarching term that be used to describe all legal discussions related to issues that come up with a family and have reached a point where a legal resolution is the only way out. Family issues that come under family law are issues such as marriages that have reached their end point
The Absolute No Nonsense Truth Behind Prenuptial Agreements

The Absolute No Nonsense Truth Behind Prenuptial Agreements

Would you enter into a business agreement with someone, even a friend, without having some type of legal agreement between you that specifies the ownership and rights of each individual? Probably not - which is why you should also not enter into a marriage without a prenuptial agreement either.
Product Disclosure Statement Requirements

Product Disclosure Statement Requirements

Your financial adviser must give your a product disclosure statement for certain services offered.bank image by Pefkos from Fotolia.comProduct disclosure statements were instituted by the Australian federal government in 2001 to inform and protect consumers and investors as they engage in...