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Divorced mom pays mortgage. She wants to get title in her name

A divorced mom pays the mortgage on and lives in a house, but the house title is in both parents' names. The father is gone. The mom wants to move, but can't sell the house. How can the mom get the ...
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Could marrying a career woman help you escape alimony?

Is it generally accepted that if a woman has access to a profession that she can support herself with that you could use this fact to escape alimony? I believe this to be so but is it in fact true. I ...
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Arizona - continued fees after request for termination

I changed law firms for divorce representation in arizona, due to not being satisfied with the initial law firm. After notifying the first law firm that I would like to terminate their services and ...
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Must we show our prenup agreement to the immigration office/officer?

If two person want to get marry together, but also like to have a prenup agreement as well, and one of the guys is on a non-immigrant student(F-1) visa, should they also provide their prenup agreement ...
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Must couples divide only their joint properties after getting divorce or all of it?

Must couples divide only their joint properties after getting divorce? If the man buys a house or a car after marriage in his name, or has bank accounts or investments in his name, must he give 50% of ...
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Should "Prenuptial agreement" be provided while getting marriage licence?

If two person want to get married and both are agree with writing a "Prenuptial agreement", should they provide it while they want to get their marriage license or there is no need to ...
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Does California recognize a foreigner's divorce in their home country?

Considering two people came into the US with F-1 and F-2 visas, while they both are foreigners and got married in their home country, if they get divorced in their home country using their embassy in ...
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Can a f-2 visa holder request for status termination to re-marry a US citizen?

If someone came to the US with F-2 visa while she and her husband (F-1 visa holder) are not US citizens nor permanent residents, and their marriage happened in their home country, can she (F-2 visa ...
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Should foreigners file divorce in the US if they would do it in their home country embassy in the US?

If two foreigners come to the US with F-1 and F-2 visas, while they got married in their home country, if they file a divorce request in their own country embassy and it gets approved and they get ...
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Will F-2 visa holder lose her/his status the day s/he files divorce/summery dissolution?

I searched on the Google and found out both divorce and summary dissolution filing seem to take 6 months to be approved/legally accepted. So what would be the status of someone whose visa is a ...
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Is it possible to keep your money after getting divorce in the US?

If an F-1 student in the US, gets married with a US citizen, how can he protect his money if a divorce happened in the future? Specifically if he has a plan to establish a company and run a business ...
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Can a father prevent the daughter from going on holiday with the EX-wife?

If a 10 years old girl is daughter of a divorced Italian couple, and an Italian court disposed for her a shared trust like 30%-70% (father - mother respectively), does the mother have the right to ...
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as ipc 497 act is struck down -- an married woman file a divorce based on fundamental right 'right to choose'?

Supreme Court of India struck down IPC 497 act A five-judge bench of the court ruled that section 497 of the Indian Penal Code violates women’s right to equality and treats them like the property of ...
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Does “co-habitation” include people residing in the same house?

Standard visitation guideline for divorced parents states: NON-COHABITATION: Neither party shall co-habit with any other person unless related by blood or marriage in the presence of the minor child(...
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Is there a legally valid way to replace a foreign marriage with a US marriage?

If a couple is married in a foreign country, their marriage is legally recognized in the US without being filed anywhere in its borders. Supposing they want to have a civil marriage filed in the US. ...
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Should I get divorce before I can marry again in the US? [closed]

I am in the US with F-2 visa. My husband and I are not US citizens or Green Card holders. We are here with F-1 and F-2 visas and our marriage happened in our home country. Now I want to marry with a ...
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Overseas Divorce in UK: Clarification regarding reading the rules

This is an excerpt from a Home Office document. I am confused regarding how this should be read. Should all of the following conditions be filled or fullfilling any one is enough? If a full talaq ...
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Right of a third party to financial disclosures arising out of a divorce

I am a creditor of a party who went through a divorce and I was told by someone who had been part of the proceedings that the debt to me was listed among the liabilities of the party in question. Will ...
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Could a poorer partner end up paying a richer partner in a divorce in a community property state?

Let's say that just before a marriage, the rich partner (RP) has a net worth of $10 million, and the poorer partner (PP) has a net worth of $1 million (and this is documented). They are in a community ...
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Lifetime of gaslighting, abuse, and being forced to take Ritalin. Permanent brain damage. Unable to quit. Can I sue my parents and/or psychiatrists? [closed]

Sydney, Australia. I was coerced into taking Ritalin at age 4. Now I'm 28 and the long term effects have ruined my life, plus being "medicated" with this stuff went hand in hand with ...
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in washington state can a divorce case last 32 months [closed]

, i purchased divorce packet and met with someone from legal aid 2 weekends in a row where she asked the questions and i answered..she filled my answers in the blanks..she filed paperwork after i saw ...
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What are the consequences of having multiple wives as a Hindu in India?

According to the civil code for muslims in Wikipedia, it is found that a man can have multiple wives and there are certain laws for how he act in case of divorce. a Muslim man is allowed to marry up ...
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What are the statistics on child care arrangements post seperation?

It is a common perception that most children of separated male-female couples spend most or all of their time with their mother. It is also commonly believed that courts are used to make these ...
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May an F-2 visa holder marry inside the US with a US citizen/green card holder without ending the previous marriage?

If someone with F-2 visa status comes to the US, then wants to marry with a US citizen/green card holder, should he/she ends/gets divorce of his/her previous wife/husband even if their marriage ...
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In a divorce, in the case of a refinance, who pays for the refinance?

If my wife and I were getting a divorce and one of us wanted to keep the house and was buying the other out of their portion of the equity, being split 50/50, would the cost of the refinance of the ...
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What constitute as income when calculating child support?

What constitute as income when calculating child support? Does it include unrealized capital gains (stocks)? So does a person who has a lot of stocks but very little income only be required to pay ...
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Can a marriage be dissolved between Alice and Bob under California law?

Alice is a national of Afghanistan, Bob is of Afghanistan and the U.S.. Bob gained U.S. citizenship as a result of having been in the employ of the U.S. military as a translator and subsequently ...
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Would be the green card expires after the divorce?

If someone with F-2 visa comes to the US with her F-1 spouse, then they apply for EB2-NIW green card(in fact the F-1 visa holder as the primary applicant and F-2 visa holder as his dependent), then ...
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Is or was it a law that people (or females only?) who get divorced have to "keep" their last names which keep on "building up"?

I have many times heard jokes related to females who have "long" names, such as "Marianne Doe Smith Swensson O'Reilly And More Last Names Go Here", suggesting that they have been ...
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How can I tell a judge that I want to live in the opposite house of the parent who has custody?

My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. I am now 16 years old and every time I turn a year older I get told I have to be one year older than I currently am before I can tell the judge which parent ...
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Can a single attorney draft a "Default with Agreement" Divorce?

A hypothetical couple decided to amicably end their marriage. They live in California and they do not have kids. They maintain their financial lives separately, do not own any shared property and have ...
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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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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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