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Divorce and Marriage Law

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.

Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Divorce and Marriage Law, Marriage

Is it illegal to have 2 husbands at the same time?

In the United States it is illegal to have two husbands at the same time that is called bigamy. You can only be married to one person at a time. ...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration

Can a US citizen legally marry a person who is in the country with a tourist visa?

Yes, even two non-citizens with visas can get married. Just bring your visa and passport to the county courthouse and register for a lisense. ------ You can get married, but you cant have the status of the non-immigrant adjusted if you get married in the USA without going through the proper K1 Visa process. Here is information on how to obtain a K1 Fiancee Visa ...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Breakups

What is the best way to get a narcissistic husband to agree to a divorce?

Fortunately, he does not have to agree nor consent to the divorce. You can file for divorce on your own. However, planning for the eventuality that he will not be happy would be wise. You should make certain you hire a good lawyer who specializes in family law in your area. You should brief him on your husband's behavior but stick to the helpful facts, don't dwell on it and don't whine about it. Just get your divorce and the best...
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Did the angels save St. Paul in jail?

I think Paul could have been saved by God, but he kept him in there to test him. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Divorce and Marriage Law, Citizenship and Marriage, California

Can you be married but not legally married?

United States No. Marriage is a legal arrangement under civil law. That means marriage in the United States is restricted and governed by state laws. Therefore, in order to be considered legally married the parties must meet all the requirements for a valid marriage in the state where they will be married. A legal marriage bestows a host of legal rights under state and federal law, benefits and obligations. The most important of those legal rights are related to inheritance, health insurance, government entitlements...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Debt Collection, Property Law, Deeds and Ownership

Is Ohio a community property state?

Ohio Ohio is a separate property state. It is also considered an equal "contribution-distribution" state when the issue pertains to marital property. Generally property obtained during the marriage belongs equally to both spouses and will be divided equally during the dissolution of a marriage, unless the action creates a substantial "hardship" to one party. There are some exceptions to the division law; property such as personal injury awards, inheritances and so forth belong solely to the spouse that was named in the action. In...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Home Equity and Refinancing, Debt Collection, Property Law

If you marry outside of a Community Property state and then move in together as husband and wife are you exempt from the debts of the partner that were incurred before wedding?

No, you do not become responsible for debts incurred before marriage. However, debts incurred during the marriage are "marital debts" and subject to an assignment of responsibility by a divorce court, unless otherwise specified in a prenuptial agreement. However, the creditors generally can not pursue you directly unless you have a contract with them, only the divorce court can make you responsible for debt solely in your spouse's name. In some states there is an exception for medical expenses. In tax law...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law

Did Bernard Madoff and his wife Ruth divorce?

Bernie was divorced from his wife Ruth in 2000
Asked in Custody, Divorce and Marriage Law

Can my wife keep my children away from me when we don't have a custody agreement?

Yes, she can. You would have to get a court order. Otherwise, you could try to reach an agreement where the children can come visit--best without coercion in terms of support and in response to her specific requirements, if reasonable. ...
Asked in Custody, Divorce and Marriage Law, Child Support

Will a court take into account your new spouse's income when determining child support?

In the state of Georgia, both parents income is considered in determining child support. If Dad must pay CS, his spouse's income is calculated in determing amount to be paid. Answer From what I know, it is only the father's income that matters. Your income shouldn't matter at all. But if the court decides it does, then your husband's income would be included, because you are a family now. Answer to my understanding, your husband's income should have nothing to do with your child support....
Asked in Pregnancy, Divorce and Marriage Law, West Virginia

Can you get a divorce if you're pregnant in Arizona?

Divorce While Pregnant If you meet the residency requirements for filing a divorce in Arizona (90 days), you can proceed in filing a divorce. (Pregnancy does not prevent a person from filing). However, the Court may delay entering the Decree of Dissolution until after the child's birth. It depends on the state that you live in. You need to check the state laws. One contributor has said that in the state of Ohio you cannot get a divorce while you are pregnant. Here is more...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Prince Charles, The Difference Between

Can you get married if you're from Mexico and are still married but have been separated for the last 5 years or what will you have to do?

You can file for divorce in a court of law and it is up to the legal system to find your spouse and serve him the divorce papers. You could also check on the internet and ask "what is the statutory time frame for married people to no longer be considered married? In Canada it's 7 years and any man/woman (as long as there was no money exchanging hands re support or no contact) can have the marriage made null...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law

Why did leeland mooring divorce his wife?

He did not divorce his wife.
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration

How do you get a divorce from an illegal immigrant who has left the US?

I'm sure you can. Go to the court house and file divorce papers and fill out everything that you can. They will tell you what you have to do. A friend of mine had the same problem. in most places they will post an ad in the paper of the last known place your spouse lived. if they do not respond within 30 days, you can have the divorce finilized without them. good luck, i hope everything works out for you. In the...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Debt and Bankruptcy, Children and Divorce

How will filing for divorce affect a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

i believe that Bankruptcy planning should be done before the final divorce decree is obtained. This way your required payment of joint debts may be discharged without violating a court order. ...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law

Does adultory mean anything in a divorce?

In some states it can also speed up the divorce. For instance, in South Carolina the couple is required to be separated for a year before they can get divorced. In a case of adultery, the divorce is final in three months. yes it can be the means for the court to grant the divorce even if the other party objects Answer Yes, a person gave a committment, to love, honor and cherish and adultery does not reinforce any of those. All...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Court Procedure, Divorce Documents

Can you file for divorce without attorney or contacting your spouse if he lives in another country?

You can file without an attorney. If you have your spouse's address you're at minimum going to have to mail the information (papers) to him. If not, then to the last known address. You might have to publish it in a local paper where you think he lives. He certainly has a RIGHT to be there. There are many issues that might be on the table - Child Support, Equity in the home, alimony, value of other assets, etc. Additional Opinions From...
Asked in Mental Health, Divorce and Marriage Law, Court Procedure

How do you expose a pathological liar to the courts in a divorce proceeding?

You don't. You hire competent legal counsel barred in the State you live in. He or she will listen to your situation and adopt an appropriate pre-trial and trial strategy. Note that even those mental health workers that consider mythomania a real condition admit that prevalence is quite low (one researcher shows only 1 case in 1000 in incarcerated juvenile offenders- a very high risk group- this would mean the general population would have far fewer), that the diagnosis is extremely controversial at...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Catholicism, The Difference Between

What are the requirements for the annulment of a marriage?

Definition: civil annulment A civil annulment is a declaration, by the state, that a marriage never existed even though a ceremony took place. There are limited grounds such as: failure to consummate, insanity, mental incompetency or one (or both) parties being under the legally required age. National or state laws where the marriage took place also affect the possibility of an annulment being granted. In some US states there is a specific time limit pertaining to annulment proceedings. Those seeking a civil annulment are...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law

Where in Utah is monogamy legal?

Monogamy is legal in all 50 states. Maybe you're trying to ask about polygamy? ...