Pennsylvania Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

Because Pennsylvania allows irretrievable breakdown of the marriage as a ground for divorce, residents facing divorce in the state may want to save time and money by gathering and preparing their own divorce forms with the assistance of a Pennsylvania divorce forms service. A Pennsylvania divorce forms service will furnish you with a complete downloadable package of all the paperwork needed to meet the grounds for an uncontested divorce action as well as any other documents required by the...

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Divorce Curves Ahead: Top Ten Warning Signs

Dec 20, 2012 by

There are no shortages of Top Ten lists of things we all think we know: in divorce, however, the problem is often the need for a list of things you wish you had known. But rear view mirrors are not very useful in evaluating the accidents of divorce: courts are reluctant to go back into the emotional quagmire of a final divorce decree. Better navigation of a divorce’s potential legal curves has enormous benefits for both divorcing parties. Unfortunately, most courts don’t take full measure...

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North Carolina Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

North Carolina allows living separate and apart without cohabitation for one year’s time, or living separate and apart due to incurable insanity for three years, as legitimate grounds for a no-fault, uncontested divorce. Instead of paying an attorney to file the action, now there is a far more affordable alternative available in the form of a North Carolina divorce forms service. Divorce laws are state-specific and a divorce forms service will provide North Carolina-specific documents...

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Michigan Divorce Forms

Dec 20, 2012 by

Because the divorce process varies according to state-specific laws you will need to gather the required documents, filing instructions, and state law information before you can complete a divorce in any state. In Michigan, the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage is the only grounds for divorce recognized by the state and that makes a Michigan divorce forms service the perfect solution for any uncontested divorce that will be filed in the state. You can file an uncontested divorce in Michigan...

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Find A Local Divorce Attorney

Dec 20, 2012 by

Finding the right divorce lawyer is an important part of getting a divorce. The challenges of divorce are difficult to deal with without the added pressure of legal matters too. A competent divorce attorney can make the whole ordeal a lot smoother and allow you to focus your time and attention on other areas of your life. Attempting to resolve a bitterly contested split without a good divorce lawyer could be a disastrous mistake that could affect your life negatively for many years to come. An...

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Before Divorce

Dec 17, 2012 by

You are beginning to consider or are contemplating divorce, or you want to learn more about what is involved, what the laws are in your state, how much it costs, how it will affect your family, whether or not you need one, or how to get started. Divorce 101 Articles Q&A’s Find Local Resources Divorce 101 How to Divorce Going through a divorce is never a pleasant experience, but if you have a clear understanding of the procedure, it can be a new beginning for...

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Start Your Divorce

Dec 11, 2012 by

Starting your divorce means understanding the rules of the divorce procedure according to the state you live in. You will have important decisions to make and will need to understand how the process works. Fortunately, there are several ways you can get started and divorce your spouse without completely losing your assets in the process. You can locate a qualified divorce lawyer in your area that is familiar with the laws where you reside, or skip the lawyer and initiate your divorce at...

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Online Divorce

Dec 11, 2012 by

Divorce.com / CompleteCase.com Solution Filing online is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way to start your divorce, and Divorce.com has partnered with CompleteCase.com to make complete divorce document packages readily available to all Divorce.com users. There is no faster or affordable way to handle your divorce. The average family law divorce attorney will typically charge at least $200/hour resulting in a $4,000.00 total fee for 20 hours of work on a case. CompleteCase.com charges...

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Canada Proposes New Divorce & Child Custody Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Canadian Province of British Columbia is proposing sweeping changes to existing laws on separation, divorce and child custody. A new Family Law Act will encourage out-of-court settlements instead of costly legal battles in front of a judge. The proposed changes are part of an overhaul of the 32-year old Family Relations Act, which the government intends to replace with a new Family Law Act early next year. B.C. Attorney General Mike de Jong said that families who need a court’s help...

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Court Clerks Sued for Collecting Illegal Fees in Divorce Cases

Aug 8, 2012 by

TAMPA, Fla., March 25 — The Clerks of the Circuit Court have been charging and collecting illegal filing fees in divorce cases throughout the state, according to a class action lawsuit filed today in Hillsborough County. Thousands of cases have been affected and over one million dollars of illegal fees collected by the court clerks since last July, the lawsuit alleges. The suit was filed by several people who paid such fees in their own cases, on behalf of themselves and other people who...

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Covering Your Assets in a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Under a bill recently passed by the state legislature, as soon as a husband or wife sues for divorce by filing a summons in New York State Supreme Court, they are both required to not alter the economic status of the marriage from that point on. As soon a person receives a divorce summons they can no longer move money or other property around to hide it or shield it from claims by their spouse. In years past, planning a divorce also meant planning to be the first one to clean out the bank...

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Divorce by Jury

Aug 8, 2012 by

Georgia and Texas are the only states where a couple can get divorced in a full-blown jury trial proceeding, including a verdict handed down by 12 of their peers. Although everyone knows jury trials are far more expensive and labor intensive than other forms of divorce, the laws remain on the books in Georgia and Texas even though they are rarely utilized. It appears that the threat of a jury trial alone is enough to make most parties in a divorce do their best to try and work out the details...

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Divorce Lawyers Opting for Valentine’s Truce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Valentine’s Day isn’t always a celebration of undying romantic love. This year, family law attorneys in Texas are exploring ways that disputing couples can play nice, whether they stay together or are torn asunder. For decades, litigation was the only avenue for parties in trouble. The couples would simply load their weapons and come out blazing. During the 1990s, collaborative law was developed as a viable alternative to litigation, offering a more civilized form of divorce for...

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Divorce in the Military

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you or someone you know is in the service and planning to get a divorce, you should know that military divorce proceedings differ from divorces taking place between two civilian parties. When one or both parties are of active duty military status, including Guard and Reserves, and retired military, there will be additional dispositions of the divorce decree which will be taken into consideration. It is vitally important that you educate yourself in military divorce law and its effects on...

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Divorce & Social Security

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although anyone over 50 probably knows that the Social Security Administration sends out annual statements that can assist pre-retirees in estimating their benefits in the future, very few are aware how divorce and re-marriage can affect those resources and knowing the laws surrounding spousal and survivor benefits can prevent costly mistakes. Statistics show that Social Security is the main source of income for nearly three-quarters of all single retirees, and with a national divorce rate of...

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An App for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

A Dallas lawyer and accountant have created a new iPhone application called “Divorce Cost and Prep” to calculate the cost of a divorce by tapping on the screen of your cell phone. Dallas Attorney Michelle O’Neill and Fort Worth CPA Bryan Rice, created the new iPhone app for divorcing couples to help assess the costs associated with the dissolution of a marriage. The pair said the divorce cost and prep app helps you estimate divorce expenses without having to go to an...

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Does it Matter Where You Live? – State Residency Requirements for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, but you can make the situation less stressful for yourself by understanding a few basic rules concerning divorce in your own specific area. One of the areas that causes a lot of confusion is understanding the state residency requirements for filing for divorce. Some people mistakenly believe that they must file for divorce in the same state where they were married. This is not the case unless they do in fact still reside in that state. Any person can...

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Does Your Pet Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Uncontested divorces without children or large assets to divide are usually considered the least expensive and least complicated type of break-ups. However, a couple in New Jersey is finding out that even if you aren’t married and have no children, breaking up can be very costly and time consuming if you are a pet lover. A landmark ruling by a state appeals court in New Jersey mandates that a couple who spent some $40,000 battling over the custody of the pet pug they once cared for...

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Do Social Media Sites Increase Divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket and others are becoming the latest weapons in divorce and child-support battles. Private investigators searching for information on a client’s wayward spouse or ex-spouse are quickly catching on to the fact that the websites are often a quick and easy way to catch people doing things they don’t want others to know about. Divorce and family law firms are increasing their reliance on information gathered...

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European Nations Move to Stop Divorce Shopping

Aug 8, 2012 by

Couples in 14 different European countries will soon be able to choose the divorce laws that will apply to them under a new system of cooperation introduced last year after justice ministers in Luxembourg reached an agreement to stabilize divorce law across the 27 EU member states. The European parliament has yet to rule on the agreement, but Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain have all signed on...

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