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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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 Questions and Answers

Dec 20, 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. Q: NEVER RECEIVED DIVORCE PAPERS Your brother should go to the courthouse in the county where he lives and check the… Q: My husband has been in jail for three years. We have no kids...

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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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A Broken Family Justice System

Aug 8, 2012 by

Several Ontario, Canada Chief Justices commenting on a report from the Law Commission of Ontario agree the family justice system in their jurisdiction left a lot to be desired and that massive changes are probably in order. Observations in the report referred to a “Broken Family Justice System” and included the fact that fine-tuning the system has been ineffective and that perhaps a totally new family law concept is required in the province. The current adversarial system of justice...

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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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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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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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How Expensive Can a Divorce Get?

Aug 8, 2012 by

A Saudi prince is about to join the exclusive ranks of people with the most expensive divorce cases in history. Saudi Arabian royal family member Sheik Mohammed Al Fassi was held liable for $81 million in a 1983 divorce judgment awarded to then wife, Sheikha Dena Al Fassi (now known as Diana Bilinelli). The $81 million settlement may be a staggering amount, but it is not nearly enough to propel one into the ranks of the top five most expensive divorces of all time. Sheik Al Fassi’s...

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Tiger Wood’s Divorce May be On

Aug 8, 2012 by

Sources are saying that Tiger Wood’s marriage to Elin Nordegren is definitely over. Speculation as to an impending divorce for the couple has picked up momentum in recent weeks with Nordegren taking yet another vacation without the Tiger in tow. The couple both returned from separate trips last Friday, but each spent the weekend in separate houses and spent time with the children separately too. The Swedish ex-model had jetted off for a holiday on Monday with their two young children...

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12 Tips Before You File for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Before filing for a divorce you should set some goals as to how you want your case to be resolved and what outcome you desire. Take a look at all your options when choosing how you file, whether or not you will need an attorney and whether or not you will try mediation. Once you know where you want to end up, it will be easier to choose your course of action. If you decide to go without an attorney and represent yourself, make sure you have the resources to do it correctly. You might consider...

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34 Years of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

When people wonder how long a divorce will take to complete, most would never imagine that in some cases a divorce could take over 30 years. However, that is exactly the case for a New York woman who is still seeking a settlement from her 1997 divorce in that state. After three decades of legal maneuvering, Frances Ragusa of Staten Island, New York, is still involved in a courtroom battle with her ex-husband Phillip Ragusa over nearly $100,000 in unpaid child support. Reports in the New York...

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Before a Divorce Articles

Aug 8, 2012 by

Preparing for a divorce is a big job. There are many things to be done before you initiate divorce proceedings, including gathering documents, researching the legal issues and exploring your options. You may need to find a divorce attorney or brush up on divorce laws. You will need to take control of your divorce right from the beginning in order to protect your finances and maintain your lifestyle. The more prepared you are for your divorce, the smoother the whole process will be. Here are...

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California Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Golden State may have more people than any other state, but it is not credited with the highest per capita divorce rate in the nation (that distinction belongs to Nevada). California probably does have the highest total number of divorces in the country, but since the state is one of four in the nation (along with Colorado, Indiana and Louisiana) that do not keep track of overall numbers, it is difficult to know for certain. If you are searching for a specific divorce record in California,...

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Connecting the dots: Alcohol, Drugs, Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Part I: What it Looks Like One of the things that surprised me when I was doing research for my book The Divorce Lawyers’ Guide to Staying Married (Volt Press, 2006) was how little information there was about the correlation between alcohol and drug abuse and divorce. One attorney who I interviewed thought that up to 30% of the divorce cases were either directly or indirectly related to a spouse’s alcohol or drug abuse. Yet, rarely does one come across any information about this all...

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Considering a Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce. Chances are you’ve been thinking about it for a while. Some days you’re ready to call it quits without remorse, then, two days later, you’re wondering if it’s the right thing to do. What about the kids? What about the mortgage? What will my friends and family think? Divorce is a serious matter and not something that you should enter into lightly. The decisions you make now will impact your future emotionally, financially and oftentimes, spiritually so you...

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Discovery versus Privacy in Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

It was just three years ago that members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers noted that the number of divorce cases that included evidence gleaned from social media websites and other electronic data had increased exponentially over the last few years.  Since then, electronic evidence gathering has only picked up more steam and today the average citizen is capable of being tracked in more new ways than ever before. Anyone who has watched TV knows that forensic computer...

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Divorce Blog

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you are considering a divorce, going through a divorce or suddenly single again and ready to start all over, you will find plenty of good advice, therapy and tips to help you take control of your life here at Divorce.com’s Blog Pages. You’ll find information on topics from around the world about divorce issues in the news, lawyers and legal tips, how to manage your divorce case, family law updates and other general resources designed to help you deal with every aspect of getting...

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