Can I Get Divorced Even Though I Don’t Know Where My Husband Is?

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Question:  CAN I STILL GET MY DIVORCE EVEN THOUGH I DON’T KNOW WHERE MY HUSBAND IS? WE HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FOR 9 YEARS. State:  Louisiana Answer:  Yes, you can still get a divorce even though you don’t know where your husband is. Assuming you’ve lived in Louisiana for more than 6 months and are a legal resident, you can file a no-fault action based on living separate and apart for at least 6 months, or you could file a...

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Do I have to answer summons or will divorce become final?

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Question:  I was served today for resolution of marriage. I do not plan to contest. Do I have to answer summons or will divorce become final? State:  California Answer:  Assuming you signed for the papers you received, that is all you have to do. But it might not be all you should do. If you do not plan to contest the divorce at all, and do not respond to the court, the terms and conditions of the divorce agreement will be written 100% in...

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Child support in NY

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Question:  We are above average wage earners, my wife, the likely custodial parent makes 250,000 while I earn 240,000 per year. We have 2 children 7 and 4 years old. We live in a district with an excellent public school system. What is a my fair share share of child support? I understand that beyond 25% of 80,000, the judge has discretion. What is typical? Thankyou. State:  New York Answer:  The New York State Office of Temporary and...

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What criterias do i have to go through in-order to get a divorce?

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Question:  Hello my name is Angela, I been with my husband for almost 4 months… what criterias do i have to go threw in-order to get a divorce. I don’t currently work, He own his own company plus he have a full-time job is there any possibility that I can ask for alimony until I find a job. Please just tell me what i need to do…and we been together for over 10yrs before we got married. we have no children together, I have my own kids which is twins and they are...

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What are the reasons to have to file a divorce?

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Question:  What are the reasons to have to file a divorce? State:  Alabama Answer:  The biggest reason most people seek divorces for…is remarriage. Money and revenge might seem to be the biggest motivators in many divorces, but those factors can be addressed without a divorce decree. If you want to get married again, you’ll need a valid divorce decreee in your hand. Your divorce is not really complete until you have a divorce...

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Is there a law that will force my husband to pay for my attorney?

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Question:  i want to get a divorce but my income is low,my husband has a retirement from the 20 years he did in the navy and he is working for the postal services for 3 years,how can i afford a lawyer and move out whit my children?is it a law that will force him to pay for my attorney and help me financially until the divorce is final?thank you State:  Missouri Answer:  You can ask the court to issue temporary support orders to cover...

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Divorce and moving

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Question:  My brother and sister in law are in the midst of getting a divorce. She is talking about moving the three kids to long island. They currently live on Staten Island. Is there a mile limitation as to where a spouse can move? State:  New York Answer:  Your brother should speak to the court if the distance to the new residence will present a significant hardship and obstacle to visitation. Some jurisdictions consider anything...

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Divorce or palimony suit?

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Question:  I lived with a man who I was married to in 1975. Got divorced in 1978. Got back together in 1980 due to an illness I had which made me disabled mentally – Viral Insefelitis. Left a scar in my brain which causes seizures (controlled by meds. & memory problem due to scar). He stayed with me for 20+ yrs. Referred to me as his wife to people. Bought a house together & filed taxes together. A year 1/2 ago he leaves me for a 35 yr. old (he is 58 & I’m 60)....

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Divorcing my wife who doesn’t love me

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Question:  Hello,I reside in Hawaii. My wife wants to divorce me because of what I did in the past when we weren’t married yet. We got married in 03. I cheated on her when we were still boyfriend and girlfriend. So when we got married in 03, she got deployed to Iraq were she cheated with me with two guys. After she got back she didn’t tell me until 3 years after. She confessed. I cried, but forgave her. So life went on for another couple of years or so. She finally said she...

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How to get a divorce from my husband and keep it cheap. Georgia

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Question:  I would like to know would i be able to get a divorce from my husband, we’ve been married 11 years and have 2 kids together, we’ve been separated for 5 years he cheated on me with another woman and have not done anything for my kids so i’m trying to find the procedure so i can get at out as cheap as possible he’s always broke so i guess ill have to pay for it. (In GA) State:  Georgia Answer:  Georgia...

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Do I have to appear in court? Is their a court fee?

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Question:  Do I have to appear in court? Is their a court fee? I haven’t been with my wife in 4yrs – we have no kids, property, just want a divorce so I can go on with my life – but it’s so expensive can you help me? Thank you. State:  Florida Answer:  If your wife agrees to all issues involving division of property and debts, and she’s not asking for alimony, you probably don’t have much to worry...

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Husband moved to different state

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Question:  I live in Florida. husband moved to IN last week, and now says he has to wait 3 mths to establish residency before he can start a divorce. The mortgage has not been paid since May, nor the equity. He gives me $100/week for our daughter. He says that he will initate the divorce as long as I stick to the $100 and take on half his credit card debt. If he starts a divorce up there would I be made to go there for court. Would it be better if i initiated it?? Any info would be...

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I would like to find out how much child support I would get?

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Question:  I would like to find out how much child support I would get? **Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. State:  Alabama ...

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Mid-divorce question

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Question:  My wife and I filed for divorce in Feb. 09. We were advised to file bankruptcy pre-divorce. Bankruptcy is taking a long time, and now both our Attorneys seem mad at us. My question in a nutshell-since we are getting along amicably now and think we may able divorce on our own-can we fire our Attorneys and change from a contested divorce to uncontested, and possibly use Legal Zoom (or similar) and move this along with no more Attorney fees? State:  ...

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Question about divorce in North Carolina

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Question:  My friend has been legally separated from his wife for over 1 year but she keeps contesting the divorce. Earlier this year she called her lawyer and told the lawyer they had intercourse, which is not true, and her attorney told his attorney. I was told that when this happens, in the state of North Carolina, its another one year waiting period. Well now she has gone to boot camp, she enlisted in the Army. Is it possible for him to still get his divorce. My understanding...

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Is it relevant as to who should file divorce first?

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Question:  I am trying to understand the importance of filing for a divorce. Is it relevant as to who should file first? Does this action mean that one party will pay more than the other? State:  Wisconsin Answer:  The first task in the process of getting divorced is the filing of a divorce petition, also known as a Petition for Dissolution of the marriage. One spouse must file the petition with the divorce court even if both parties...

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We have no kids and very little money or property. How can we make this divorce smooth?

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Question:  My wife and I have fallen out of love. We have no kids and very little money or property. How can we make this divorce smooth? State:  Wyoming Answer:  Since you have few assets and did not have children together, your divorce is likely to go quickly and smoothly. If you and your spouse are able to agree on how to divide the few assets that you have, obtaining a divorce should not be costly. However, you might want to consider...

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What happens when my wife will not talk to me, nor wants to call back, nor gives me her address?

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Question:  What happens when my wife will not talk to me ,nor wants to call back,nor gives me her address. State:  New York ...

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Wife asks if divorce from husban who is in prison is possible.

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Question:  Can I get a divorce from my husband who is in prison? He won’t sign the papers. State:  Kentucky Answer:  Since you reside in Kentucky, a no-fault divorce state, all that is required as grounds for seeking a divorce is “Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and that further attempts at reconciliation are impractical or futile and not in the best interests of the parties or family”. The fact that your...

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Adultery

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Question:  I live in West Virginia and my husband left me a year ago and bought a house together with another woman. What proof do I need to prove he is committing adultery? State:  West Virginia Answer:  On TV dramas you might see dramatic evidence of adultery introduced into divorce courtrooms, but in real life, evidence of adultery is usually more circumstantial. Most judges understand that evidence of adultery in a marriage in real...

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