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Legal dissolution of a marriage

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How much can I see, of a dissolution of marriage filed in Alameda County, California?

I live far away from California, but want to know more about this divorce. Can I request a copy of all documents in this case online? If so, can I request the documents to be emailed to me? If not, ...
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Do judges really care about perjury?

Much of what I have read gives the impression that Judges expect the parties in a divorce to lie. But if the lie is persuasive, it prejudices the Court. I do not see pointing this out to a Judge ...
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Why does the female in a marriage usually get most of the belongings when they divorce?

I can imagine that this is true, but is it actually legally spelled out and motivated? Or is it just what tends to typically happen, for "other reasons"? I've never been married and thus not ...
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Is it necessary for both the divorced parents to consent for their younger than 12 years old kid to wear face mask or get tested for COVID-19?

I guess there is some consent needed since the kid is younger that 12 years old. But is it necessary for both the parents to consent? Does the opinion of the kid also count? More specifically I would ...
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divorce contract vs tax law

My (PA) divorce contract states that a benefit (child or education credit) one of us receives from claiming a dependent will be shared. Under the tax law, my ex does not qualify to receive the credit ...
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To what extent is “no fault” divorce truly no fault?

In the 1970s, one after another of the U.S. states switched to "no fault" divorce. This is, divorce could be granted to couples without either one of them proving that the other had ...
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Why isn't infidelity considered a tort during divorce settlements?

I've always had the impression that the law is there to be fair and protect a disadvantaged party. Let's say a partner in a marriage falls in love with someone else and divorces their current spouse. ...
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Divorce settlement that prohibits residency in a state

I heard a rumor about a divorce case where the husband offered the wife a 25% higher settlement if she would leave the state. She declined. But it got me wondering. Can a valid divorce settlement or ...
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Can I successfully sue an online match making website for matching me with a fraudster? [closed]

Say I used a match making website to find a girl. The website matched our personalities, likes, dislike, etc. It turns out that this women is a fraud. She is drop dead beautiful, but her intention was ...
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In 1940 Ireland, can a woman marry a divorcee from the USA?

My questions arise from a (possible) scenario in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, published in 1939, and hence pertain to Irish and US divorce law around or before 1939. I understand that at this time ...
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What are the differences in child custody litigation between TN and GA?

I've put the question of child custody in TN into three separate categories: 1. Divorcing parents. 2. Unmarried parents. 3. Third parties requesting custody to protect a child. Divorcing parents. ...
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Can you avoid the division of debt during a divorce (Arizona community property laws)?

The context is in USA, AZ and with regard AZ community property laws. Say spouse A gets a credit card and racks up debt on the card without Spouse B's knowledge or consent. The couple had the income ...
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Can my ex-wife keep a term life insurance policy on me that was started while we were married? We live in Georgia

My (soon to be) ex-wife and I are finalizing our divorce. We have no children and there is no alimony. We are splitting our marital property and each getting a house so there is no financial ...
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Destructive behavior before divorce

If a spouse acts destructively, destroys property etc before divorce in order to prevent the other side getting it, is that illegal? Is it a vandalism offense or something similar?
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Is it possible to get a divorce on documents completed online?

For a long time I avoided meeting my husband because I didn't want to divorce him. I think that without my consent, he cannot start a divorce proceedings. However, yesterday he brought me ready-made ...
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Is the (Indian) Divorce Act, 1869 applicable for all religions, or is it applicable only to Christians?

As you can see in the preliminary of this (Indian) Divorce Act of 1869 here, it talks about the extent of Act in point 2 of preliminary. I understand that according to that point, the Court can grant ...
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Is it possible to have a “future” settlement in case of divorce? [closed]

This is a shame question. But my spouse and I usually have conflict and the spouse wants to ensure we have an agreement in place for future potential divorce (e.g. money, kid..). It is the way the ...
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How to divorce remotely?

I am a UK citizen, who has been married to an American woman for about 18 months. We got married in the UK, lived together for about 3 months and later on she moved back to the US because of job ...
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Divorce Courts and Settlements

It is well-known that during a divorce (UK) Courts can over-rule 'Pre-nupitals' for whatever reason. If on the other hand, before the Wedding any property belonging only to one partner is protected in ...
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Can you sign a shared physical custody contract before impregnation?

I was wondering if it exists the possibility of signing a legal agreement before impregnation that states legally that both parents compromise into offering shared physical custody of the child to ...
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Divorce and separation circumstances in Georgia

My marriage is experiencing tough times and the divorce issue has already been arisen for a couple of times. It's not the first time when my wife wants to file a divorce, however the first time we ...
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What happens in Canada if a divorce invalidates in Iran?

Thank you for reading this and your help. A man, let's say mr. X has divorced his wife (with some fraud) in Iran and move to Canada with a work permit. The woman, let's name her Ms. Y, has ...
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Limited Duration Alimony - do I need to do anything to stop the payments after the period ends?

My ex-wife was granted LDA for 10 years, which ends in December 2020. Do I need to do anything -fill any paperwork, etc.- to stop the payments or do they stop automatically? Both, my child support ...
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Would a jury have been used in a divorce trial in 1920s England?

Alfred Hitchcock's silent film Easy Virtue opens with a divorce trial, interspersed with flashbacks. The film is set in the 1920s, and the trial is in England. It seems to show a jury meeting and ...
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Life Insurance Payout to Ex-Stepchild

Bob has a life insurance policy, which listed his now ex-wife first and ex-stepchild second as the beneficiaries. Under Pennsylvania law, any designation of a spouse as a beneficiary in an estate-...
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Divorce legal proceedings, 3rd party information

My wife has been approached by a friend who is going through a tough divorce, and has now fallen into an unofficial therapist role for this person. The things they have discussed, while not criminal, ...
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If a couple pre-drafted a *non binding letter* stating opinions on custody do you believe it would be admissible?

-I will get an attorney don't need to make the recommendation again -I understand that prenups/postnups can't negotiate custody (best interests of child) -But lets say a couple drafts a letter that ...
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Does spousal privilege extend to a suitor when CHURCH (catholic, baptist, free, et al) teachings are involved? [closed]

How can the legal system hurt one individual for following church teachings if both of them are of the same religion? In War Games the quote "The only way to win is to not play the game" (let a ...
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Can I force my ex-spouse to remove my name from a loan?

In California, my girlfriend is on a mortgage with her ex-husband. In the divorce, she agreed that the property was his, but her name remained on the loan. Later, the ex-husband re-financed the house ...
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What is the official Schedule of Basic Child-Support Obligations for Alabama?

I've looked online for a table of what child support would be in Alabama. All I can find is this: Schedule of Basic Child-Support Obligations for the State of Alabama. Is there a more recent version ...
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Remarriage after divorce

I just had a question about remarrying after a divorce. Is it legally required to show a divorce decree at the time of remarriage? Also how would it effect the marriage registration if one didn't ...
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My wife does not eat since 4 days, and threats me by divorce. How to save our family with a baby? [closed]

We are in Germany. Both of us, and also our baby (2 months old) are the citizen of another (EU) country. Recently she became very crazy, and I don't know, what to do. She does not eat. The case is ...
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On Irish marriage property and divorce law circa 1939

My questions arise from a scenario in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, published in 1939, and hence pertain to Irish law around or before 1939. As a young Dublin girl, Anna inherits property from her ...
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What happens if my spouse won't attend court for divorce procedure?

Going through divorce process with my wife, she signed the notice and acknowledgment of receipt but she refuse to attend divorce proceedings, arguing that the documents I filled using online divorce ...
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How to save marriage when wife's family influence/force for divorce

We both were in relationship from 2010, married in 2017 and were lived together almost 3 years under a roof before our marriage. Her parents were against the marriage because of caste and community ...
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Do parent's have an obligation to pay for university expenses after divorce?

In Canada/Ontario, if parents are divorced, do the parents' obligations to contribute to a child's university education expenses change based on their relationship? I'm looking at 2 cases, one where ...
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How inherited Property Assets Split in a Divorce in Ontario, Canada

I cannot find any detains on how Ontario law Deals with the splitting of assets in a divorce. I am specifically interested in if their are any exemptions to inherited family property (a farm owned by ...
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The Legality of Naked Photos of a child for an abuse case

I am filing for divorce from my husband, and I had several photos printed which showed where he left bruises on our daughter's bottom. These photos were requested by my lawyer (through documented ...
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International marriage and divorce law (Australian marrying a non-Australian)

If an Australian marries a non-Australian outside of Australia, what is the legal status of their marriage in Australia and the implications for the Australian party in the unfortunate event of ...
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Can the court order my retired father, who is a single father, to make more money (Canadian Law) (revised to anonymous) [closed]

(I'm sorry about deleting and re-posting the question, there are family details and the site was attaching my real name. I'm reposting using an email address that isn't linked to me.) My father was ...
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Communal vs separate property, California divorce

I have opened a bank account shortly after getting married, solely in my name, and we never mixed our funds. I funded it initially with money I earned prior to marriage. My husband did the same with ...
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Can I serve my ex spouse an eviction notice before he signs a quitclaim deed?

My divorce is finalized and I was awarded the house. Obviously I will need to refinance it and pay him his share of the equity to get the deed solely in my name, which will take time. My ex is ...
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Can someone get a spouse off a deed that never lived together and was incarcerated?

If someone bought a property before marriage (premarital), got married, refinanced the property while spouse was incarcerated which added spouse to quit claim deed, then got divorced months after the ...
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Can the court decline to enforce a divorce rider? particularly if it is unreasonable

Admittedly due to my own negligence a rider made it into my final divorce agreement that I'm trying to fight. My SO is not allowed in the presence of my children. I agreed to that in the temporary ...
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do “temporary” rider's carry over to final divorce agreements when the whole agreement is carried over [closed]

When my ex an I got divorce I agreed to a clause and specifically put "during the temporary period" to ensure that it expired. We went to the final hearing and carried over all provisions from the ...
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What qualifies as marital property?

Bob and Alice are getting divorced. They each have jobs, but Bob makes significantly more than Alice. They purchased a home together but each own their own cars prior to getting married. They also ...
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Prior to a divorce, can a spouse prevent the use of any saved assets?

Lets say Bob and Mary are about to get separated and divorced. Bob has a 401K and a savings account that Mary can not access. To prevent having to give Mary half when they divorce, Bob decides he ...
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What subcontracting rights does court-ordered daycare have?

I live in the United States. A woman asked my wife to provide daycare for her children. The woman is going through a divorce and isn't on speaking terms with her husband. The husband, who has moved ...
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What does “lived together as man and wife” mean?

In a divorce complaint, there is a line that says "they separated and have not lived together as man and wife since that date." What does that mean? Not actually living together? Living together but ...
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Can a non-indian spouse claim rights/share in Indian properties on divorce?

I am a divorced Indian citizen in USA and have grown up kids in India. I am going to get married to a non-Indian citizen in USA. She has German citizenship and will still have her German citizenship ...