Questions tagged [divorce]

Legal dissolution of a marriage

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Ohio Dissolution Paperwork Language about Bankruptcy

I am filling out the dissolution paperwork for Ohio and I see the following two options: "The court will retain jurisdiction to enforce payment of debt obligations, in the event a party files ...
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What are legal obligations towards the spouse and children while going through the divorce?

Me and my spouse are going through the divorce. We had a mediation session on 10th August (roughly a month ago). J______ has been in touch to let us know that she no longer wishes to continue with ...
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Practical difference between physical custody and visitation?

Q: What is the ACTUAL or practical difference between Physical Custody and Visitation (or Parent Time)? For divorcing couples in Utah who have children, Joint Legal and Physical Custody can be ...
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Generalized anxiety disorder and child custody

In New Jersey, can a parent be denied child custody (or can custody rights be modified, e.g., require a neutral party present during visitations) when one parent has been diagnosed with Generalized ...
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Special provisions in the will of a divorced parent

What special issues or topics might a divorced, custodial parent of a six year-old consider in writing a will? What issues or topics might become more important as the child gets older.
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Do I still have full custody of my child?

Before my girlfriend and I were married we had a child and then separated 1.5 years later due to reasons that are irrelevant to the question. We went to court and I was granted full custody of our ...
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Is there a better state for men divorce?

I am currently overseas and will be returning to the state of my choosing soon. I need to get a divorce and don't want to land in a man hating state. I have 3 kids and have been married for 9 years. ...
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Will remarriage affect alimony and child support in this circumstance?

I'm a widowed artist. I have money in investments as a result of life insurance which I draw from when necessary - which with two kids is pretty much all the time. The investment income is under $10,...
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Can my Ex contact my attorney at will?

My Ex has contacted my attorney about trivial matters. My attorney bills me for these contacts. Is there a way to avoid these charges? For example, can I forbid my Ex from contacting my attorney ...
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For California divorce default what should the declaration about cohabitation state?

California family law. Request to enter default is rejected, with the statement of If both parties are still residing in the same residence then each party must submit a declaration penalty of ...
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What if an ex spouse violates a new divorce decree?

I expect my ex to violate our brand new, court approved, negotiated divorce decree. Should I keep a log of such transgressions? At what point should I seek legal help to enforce compliance: ...
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Is agreeing in a pre nup to get divorced in Scotland legally binding?

Unfortunately one or both of you decide to divorce and you had agreed on a pre nup that you would get divorced in Scotland because you feel it handles divorce more fairly. At least one of you is ...
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Parenting plan by youngest or oldest

In modification agreements, do the courts go by the youngest or oldest childs age when deciding parenting plans. The age desparity is by 4 years difference being 2/6.
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Where to find court rulings related to spousal alimony?

I've been to CAB - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ I've been to a lawyer (initial consultation) some time ago I've been to a meetup - https://fnf.org.uk/ I've read the book - https://www.amazon.co....
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If I giveaway half of my wage saving to my parent, Is there any chance that my wife could ask some of this back after divorce?

If I giveaway half of my wage saving to my parent, Is there any chance that my wife could ask some of this back after divorce? Show your reference from authentic sources.
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Rationale for paying spouse's attorney fees in a divorce?

What factors are typically important in a court's determination of whether or how much one spouse has to pay towards the attorney's fees of the other spouse?
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Is one obligated to disclose they are Divorced (rather than Single) on government and financial forms?

I'm a recent divorcee in the U.S. and over the course of the last year I've noticed on a number of different Medical, Insurance, Social Networking and Financial entry forms that when filling out ...
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Are there recommended steps for preparing for a divorce mediation meeting?

Are there recommended steps or approaches (worksheets?) for preparing for a divorce mediation meeting? Should the mediator get any background information about the situation, or can/should the ...
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Options for beneficiary of insurance policy when parents divorced?

A divorced parent in excellent health wants to buy a life insurance policy on himself but he is concerned that the ex-wife cannot be trusted with money. The goal is to help support the 6 year old ...
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Is it possible to divorce, with children (under 18), in TN without a lawyer or mediator?

Is it possible to divorce, with children (under 18) in Davison county TN without a lawyer or mediator if both parents have filled a parenting plan and in total agreement? We've been researching but ...
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Ways to speed up a divorce?

Situation: One spouse is interested in getting the divorce over with quickly, and the other spouse is interested in going very slowly. The interest in going slowly is because the status quo is much ...
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Divorce case with split custody: Age of child when he/she can be moved out of of state without consent of other parent

This question is about the case of relocating from one U.S. state (Georgia) to another (Florida) for employment reasons in a situation where The person relocating is a divorcee (a single parent mom). ...
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Divorce: Private properties and assets

I know nothing about law (or economics) and have recently tried to understand (personal curiosity, not a homework) the basic laws concerning the separation of goods in case of divorce. Scenario ...
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How to calculate Alimony and Child Support in Massachusetts?

For a couple residing in Massachusetts, the Man makes $100,000 /yr before taxes. The wife in last 13 years had mostly stayed at home, or brought in a very small fraction of the family income from non-...
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How to protect against claims of joint corporate ownership during a divorce?

I am (happily!) married. But I am also a software engineer, and as such, try to consider every possible path of events ahead of time. I am about to start a Nevada-based LLC, although the company will ...
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How to divide house equity after a long period of separation

My Husband and I have been separated for ten years, during which time I paid him an agreed amount of spousal support. From that, he paid the mortgage on our commonly-owned house. We just sold that ...
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Is there any cap in California on how much the less wealthy spouse can spend on legal fees (e.g., lawyers) in case of a divorce?

I read in this article: What caught me by surprise, and forced me to seek emergency loans from friends, were the enormous legal fees I had to pay my ex-wife's divorce lawyers. In a California ...
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Can whatsapp messages be an evidence?

Please first read this question She sent me messages over whatsapp, Is those messages are valid in Indian and Canadian courts?
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Difference between divorce judgement and decree in Maine

I'm receiving mixed answers as to whether a divorce is final in the state of Maine with a divorce judgement. Is the divorce judgment the final paper or is there a decree coming as well?
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What options does a wife have for cashing a check made out to both husband and wife?

The specific situation in mind is a check from an insurance company in payment for an insurance claim for damages to a home jointly owned by H and W. The check is made out to both. It was sent to ...
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Can I file a child custody claim in French court from abroad?

I am Pakistani citizen and my husband is living in France as a permanent resident. My husband has taken my children to France without my permission. I need to get custody of my children. Do I need to ...
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Can gender fraud be used to nullify a marriage in India?

Hypothetical A is a male who married B, a woman, in India under Hindu religion. A had never met B, and relied on photographs and the efforts of third parties. The marriage is less than 2 months old. ...
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Common obstacles to reaching a negotiated or mediated divorce settlement? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand, in general, the common obstacles to reaching a negotiated or mediated divorce settlement and ways to avoid or deal with those obstacles. Any thoughts or resources to ...
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What keeps people from trying to reach a negotiated or mediated divorce settlement?

Two people close to me are going through a divorce. I am trying to understand why they are spending so much money on lawyers' fees rather than even trying to reach a negotiated or mediated settlement....
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Spouse hiding money

Can a lawyer request payslips from an employer? I am separated and my spouse is hiding money in a separate account in an attempt to pay less maintenance. Any advice? My location is South Africa. ...
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What differentiates between a good or bad divorce settlement and parenting plan?

What are differences between well-written divorce settlements and parenting plans and poorly written, in an acrimonious divorce? What topics might one want to consider including that might not be in ...
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My daughter-in-law stole my grandson's tuition money. What are my options?

I gave my daughter-in-law $400 once a month for 5 months, starting in June of this year. She was to make a tuition payment for my grandson every month, starting in June. I just found out she has ...
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Where is the best place for a man to pursue a divorce?

As far as divorce law goes, in what country and/or state is the best place for a man to get a divorce? (I.e., where will he receive the most favorable terms?)
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How can one access a deceased parent's assets?

My mother passed away two months ago. I lived with her, because she had medical conditions, for pretty much my entire life. I recently found out she and my father never divorced. She and he had been ...
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Same-sex divorce

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court held that there was a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Does this automatically extend to divorce, or is it possible that the Supreme Court will ...
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Is it legal for a “ready-to-be-divorced” billionaire to donate all his money into foreign charity?

Is it legal for a preparing-to-file-for-divorce billionaire to donate all his money into a foreign charity, give up his current citizenship and then become a high official of said foreign charity if ...
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Why in divorces is it so much more common for alimony to be awarded to the woman than the man?

In my understanding the reasons why one has to pay alimony to the other are something like during the marriage one had a job and the other one stayed at home to care for children and housekeeping and ...