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Divorce and Marriage Law

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Marriage law refers to a set of rules that govern the forms and validity of marriage. Divorce is a remedy available for married couples who wanted to separate and legally dissolve their marriage bond, usually for the purpose of remarriage.
Generally, when one spouse seeks a divorce and the other spouse cannot be found, or refuses to appear in court, a "default divorce" can be obtained. In such a case, the trial for divorce is one-sided, and since there is nobody to contest the divorce, it is usually granted as a matter of course. If...
His marriage will not be legal if he does this, so she will not be able to obtain residency papers. He would probably have to remarry her once it is final.
I've been there, done that, after 23 years. The best thing is to figure out what you need (don't keep the house if it has a mortgage and you are not working) and try for that. If you are not in a large city, $30-35,000 is pretty decent to cover expenses if you are not working and watch your dollars...
The age varies from state to state. In the state of Missouri a child can be emancipated at the age of 16.
  Yes you can do it. We teach you how in our virtual classroom at diydivorcefl.com/ There are forms available online but you need to know how to properly complete them. If you make mistakes at the beginning, there is often no way to correct them. Be sure to get some education before you try to...
  == No such thing as automatic divorce ==   No, there is nothing automatic about divorce no matter how long you've been separated. You must file the appropriate paperwork to dissolve your marriage. See an attorney if you don't know how to go about that.
Most likely, yes. Alimony can be terminated automatically by certain conditions such as when the person receiving spousal support: * dies * remarries * cohabitates (moves in with a lover) * becomes self supporting
Generally, anything that a married couple accumulates during the marriage is considered community property, that is, both spouses own an undivided share of the whole. Community property courts start with a strong presumption that anything acquired during marriage is a community item, the spouse...
You should be able to get a license. Check for the requirements at your local court house. The parents may have to appear in person.
Your local court house!
You're still married until you obtain a legal divorce.
Assuming they were "legally" married in the first place, according to the laws of the jurisdiction in which they resided at the time, their marriage will continue until the death of one or the other of them or until terminated by a court of law. The implications of this can be seen by this real case...
  No, Maryland is not a community property state. Maryland is an Equitable Property state. This means that property will be determined to be marital (acquired during the marriage) or separate/individual (acquired outside the marriage, or inherited, or purchased with separate funds and not...
A moving party is the person who has filed a motion with a court.  The non-moving party is the opponent of the moving party.
First, you must understand that he is taking advantage of both youand your sister. It is likely that he's done this to other women.He is an opportunist, taking advantage of your situation knowingthere is no husband who will interfere with his predatory behavior.It is extremely important that you...
I can't imagine how awful that must be; I'm sorry you are going through this. You have to make some tough choices, and if possible you should bring your wife into the process. Remember that men make similar mistakes, but have an easier time getting away with it for some reasons that are obvious....
Yes but you will be required to pay child support and possibly provide medical care until the child is eighteen.
  Sure ... and why shouldn't she ... after all in the marriage ceremony the groom probably said "Receive this ring as a sign of my wedded love and faithfulness." In essence, the ring is hers to keep and do with as she chooses.   Yes, she can keep the ring. It is considered a gift.
    Common law marriage means that you are now legally married wether you like it or not because of the amount of time you guys were living together. Yes, she is entitled to spousal support and/or alimony. But make sure you were legally common law.
  A copy of the divorce information should be on file in the County Clerks office at the County Court House. Ask a clerk for help and they will show you where the informaton is at and how to look it up.
Unfortunately, no. If one party to a marriage wants to get a divorce, then it will be granted with or without the consent of the other party. Courts simply will not enforce a situation where it is no longer working for some. You have the right to contest the divorce but declining the divorce will...
Yes, Dominique Sachse married businessman Nick Florescu in May 2012. 
This type of allegation and marital difficulty falls under the  provision of the divorce statutes. They can vary from state to  state and with the circumstances from case to case.
Divorce can be a complicated and lengthy process. Below are the basic steps. * Step 1 - Filing of the Compliant: with the assistance of an attorney, one of the spouses writes up a petition (i.e. complaint), that says why the spouse wants a divorce and how he or she wants to settle financial,...
I m looking to a Muslim marriage ceremony to my fiance in prison which is called nikah, how would i go on about it?
A Decree Nisi is the penultimate Order within the divorce process. It has a number of significances. The first is that six weeks after the date of pronouncement of Decree Nisi, the Petitioner can ask for a Decree Absolute, the final Order, which in effect ends the marriage. After Decree Absolute,...
Not only parental consent. You can marry at 16 with parental consent, but at 15 you must also have high-court consent.
Refusal to have children is not a legal ground for divorce, however it could be a moral one.
You can draft your own separation agreement, but I would not recommend trying to create any of the actual divorce papers (bill of complaint/petition, answer, final decree)yourself.
It depends on how you feel. Do you think he can change? Do you still love him and want to work things out? If you don't think he can change, its best to leave him. No matter what you have done, you don't deserve to be abused in any way. No one does. However, if you want to work things out and...
hi! congrats and be brave. there are many mis conceptions about the court marriage. You maylike to know that there are several procedures (legal formalities)to be completed before you marry legally through the court. You should be a resident of India, and must have completed the ageof 18 (if girl)...
Sure. Is that right? Apparently not if it is only yours and yours alone and the property is not otherwise "marital" or "community" property in the state whose laws governs the disposition of the property. The question is really what you want to do about it.
if both are 65 or older, or one is unable to reproduce.
He could only have claim to the portion of the house that was paid for with marital property. Meaning that if for those six months the mortgage was paid for out of a joint account, he could have a right to the equity generated by those payments.
You would have to go to the court where the divorce took place to get those records. your ex was under no obligation to provide you a copy with any of that information.
Check the divorce laws for both your State and and your County. (Search Google for "Michigan Washtenaw".) Many States are "no-fault". New York favors the husband. In California you can be "Cruised" if your husband files for divorce prior to your tenth anniversary. (To be "Cruised is to have spousal...
No. There are only about half a dozen states that still allow alienation of affection lawsuits and Virginia is not one of them.
Yes. Same-sex couples in Singapore are no less deserving of civil rights than those in other countries. Ultimately, this is a matter for the people of Singapore to decide.
You can't have a legal divorce agreement if you never had a legal marriage. You should review your situation with an attorney.
Depends on when the other person earned the pension, how long you were married and what state you live in.
Am from united kingdom I was married in kenys is my marrige legal in uk and how do I go about getting divorced
Every situation is different - my mother left the house.
== Answer ==   Go to court. Grandparents have rights too.
  == Answer ==   Common law marriages are not recognized in the State of Kentucky, so they are not recognized in Whitley County. 
No where. In fact, this action would be called domestic abuse. The  only recourse is divorce court and doing this does not bode well.
You can file for divorce in the state you were married in (even if neither you or your spouse currently live there) or in the states in which you and your spouse are residents of. Typically, to establish residency in a state you need to live there for somewhere between 6 months to 1 year. That being...
It depends on the circumstances but generally speaking, alimony cannot be added after the divorce is finalized, even where spousal support was not discussed at all in the settlement. This is because the divorce decree is considered final, not only as to the issues actually addressed, but for all...
That depends on the details of your divorce decree. In some casesyes, in some cases no.
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United States    A divorce is the civil legal dissolution of a marriage.    An annulment is a civil action that legally nullifies a marriage  and the parties carry on as though there was no marriage.    Civil annulments can only be obtained under limited circumstances  and state...
It depends on the agreement between the two of you. It definitely saves money, but it is a difficult situation to live in.
If you didn't apply for a marriage license, you didn't get married in the eyes of the law. But that has nothing to do with child support. Child support is just that - support from the biological father for the child he helped to create. His responsibility to that child has nothing to do with marital...
It is considered as if you agreed to the items in the bill of complaint.
No. It is a distribution of marital assets. A divorce decree dissolves a marriage and incorporates the orders issued by the court pursuant to the separation agreement executed by the parties if there is one. However, constructive liens can arise from a divorce agreement. For example, suppose a...
No US president had such a marriage. Cleveland married the daughter of a lawyer friend, but they were not law partners. The father of Taft's wife was a law partner of President Rutherford Hayes, but not of Taft. Wilson's second wife was the daughter of a lawyer and judge, but was surely never a law...
It's good if you contact the British High Commission (British Embassy) nearest where you live and ask them. But I think they might ask you to register the marriage at the embassy.
Answer . First the banns, or publication of the proposed marriage, must be posted three weeks prior to the intended marriage in the resident parrish. If the proposed bride and groom resided in different parrishes, the banns were posted in both parrishes. A certificate was required from one...
No. There are only about half a dozen states that still allow alienation of affection lawsuits and New York is not one of them.
  Yes there is a Curtis W Callender in the county public court records. You can search it at the site below. After search, payment is requested though. http://www.court-registry.info/
If you know where your spouse is, you have to serve them. If their location is not known notice can be published in the local paper.
Your friend can see her lawyer. The lawyer will take it from there. The fact that her husband refuses to answer her charges and defend his rights in court means she might take him to the cleaners if he doesn't watch out. He has the right to confront her charges against him. He has the right to...
My wife signed a waiver of service. did she waive her rights in the case as well
Kentucky is not a community property state so assets will be divided in an equitable manner. Equitable depends on the length of the marriage, the contributions of each party to the marriage and the potential earning capacity of each party.
No. Once you are divorced, you are divorced. If your ex withheld information or committed perjury, there may be grounds for a civil suit or going back to the divorce court. That is a different issue. You can not re-divorce.
It would be necessary for you to file a civil suit in the appropriate state court of residence to attempt to recover monies you believe to be owed by your ex spouse.In regards to the withdrawal of money from a bank account, if the account was joint he had the legal right to do so and the issue...
You can appeal but you would have to show the lower court erred in a ruling of law or your spouse committed fraud during the process. Generally once you agree to a divorce those items are etched in stone.
First you shouldn't have done a quit claim deed. You would have been better off doing a standard deed and have a signed separation agreement. However, if he was paid with separate assets, then the court would most likely rule that the transaction is valid.
Becoming a justice of the peace in South Dakota is somewhat like  becoming a lawyer. Generally, justices of the peace have juris  doctor degrees. It is not always required, but usually a person  will not be appointed as one.
not neccesarily, you would have to file for a child support modification or review in court you can usually find a pro se website for your state which should have the documentation to allow you to do it yourself (I'd give you a link but I am unaware of the state you are located in)
  Definately change any information she may know of yours especially passwords & pin numbers (emails, websites, voicemail/message, locks, bank/creditcards, keys etc.) think of anything and everything she may be able to access and make sure she will not be able to or figure out any new...
no, California is a 'community property state' and in being so, as long as the vehicle was purchsed, title transfered and registered during the course of the legal, binded, licensed marriage, by either 1 , the other or both spouses, before divorce papers filed and served, can not report anything as...
If they have been sentenced to more than a year in jail, you can file for divorce.
== Answer ==   18   ive also heard you can also be 16 without a parent in the sate of alabama   Never 16 in Alabama. Mostly 18 is right but from a legal standpoint a parent can push it to 19. This I know first hand.
  if a man has been separated from his wife for15 or more years and wants to remarry will he be labled as a biggamy? he says he is divorce for over 15 years now she say they are not legally divorce what do i do?
Only a few states recognize common law marriages: Alabama ColoradoGeorgia (if created before 1/1/97) Idaho (if created before 1/1/96) Iowa Kansas Montana New Hampshire (for inheritance purposes only) Ohio (if created before 10/10/91) Oklahoma (possibly only if created before 11/1/98....
In some states Alienation is a grounds for divorce. It should be stated on the petition for divorce if your state requires a compelling reason to ask for divorce. If you happen to live in a no fault state, the issue of alienation is moot. In a no fault state you do not need a reason to get a divorce...
No, you would not be responsible for your husband's alimony  payments to his ex-wife if he can't pay. Your income is not  considered a factor in payments. Depending on the agreement, your  husband may modify the alimony payments in court if he can show  proof he is unable to pay.
It depends on the state and the circumstances. I know for a fact that in Virginia neither party needs to go to court if it is an uncontested divorce.
A license does not mean you are married. The execution of the license is what makes you married, so no.
Spousal support is rare and almost always for a limited period of time - until the spouse can become self-sufficient. Length of the marriage may or may not affect the amount.
  == Answer ==   Well I suppose so...it is a tradition, though, that the women take the man's last name...you might have to ask around (if you were getting married) ask the priest marrying you and your new husband if you cared that much...
he most likely is cheating with her....u should ask him about it________I agree. And if you were unable after being with him for 16 years, to put a stop to the gifts, you should have seen that big red flag waving. I would guess that you have suspected something for a long time and either ignored it...
Child support should be included in the petition/motion for divorce. Many divorcing couples submit a financial or property settlement to the court, which includes child support.
States have provisions for service by public means, i.e. newspaper adds ets. Once those requirements are met, it makes no difference where the other party is or if they even know about the divorce.
New Mexico is not one of the parts of the U.S. which recognize common-law marriage. Common law marriages are recognized within Alabama, New Hampshire, Colorado, Ohio, Washington D.C., Oklahoma, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Rhode Island, Iowa, South Carolina, Kansas, Texas, Montana, and Utah. The...
only in alabama
A spouse can refuse to sign the divorce papers for as long as they wish but that does not mean that they wont get divorced. The court simply will not keep a party to a marriage in the marriage arrangement if they do not want to be in it anymore. What happens in these circumstances is that you must...
Depends. If the house was/is being paid for with separate assets then your husband is not entitled to any of the equity. However if marital assets were used, he may have a claim on the asset. Also, it is hard to separate the assets being used to pay for the property. Did your husband make any...
A marriage license is required to have a valid marriage and is usually the first step in getting married is for the couple to apply for a license at the clerk/recorder for their county. This can be done live or online. Then the couple must appear at the clerk's office to pick up the license, or if...