Do I need a divorce attorney to file for divorce?
A divorce attorney is not legally required for a divorce. ... More details
Duration of supporting a child?
Normally, until the child reaches majority, usually 18 years of age. However, if the child is disabled, the obligation may continue indefinitely. Some states also require the parents to provide for the education of the child even if the child has pas ... More details
Effect of bankruptcy.
Support obligations are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, so the paying spouse would continue to owe the support that the judge ordered. However, the judge might consider the bankruptcy a "changed circumstance" that justifies lowering the su ... More details
Effects of bankruptcy on divorce proceedings.
What if the judge awards you a certain amount of money during the divorce case, but before your spouse pays, he or she declares bankruptcy?
That may depend on whether the award is simply property or is considered as an award of spousal o ... More details
Eligibility for filing a No Fault, or Uncontested Divorce.
In order to qualify as a no fault or uncontested divorce the parties must agree entirely on the details listed below or our No Fault Divorce Forms will not work for you. If you and your spouse can agree on the following few items, you should be able ... More details
Emancipation means that the child, although a minor, becomes legally independent of the parents. Generally this occurs when the minor child marries, enters military service, or goes through a court proceeding in which a judge declares the child emanc ... More details
Eminem's Divorce Deal.
by Josh Grossberg - Mar 20, 2001, 11:35 AM PT
There's probably a whole rap or two in this one: Eminem has finally reached a temporary divorce settlement with his soon-to-be ex-wife. ... More details
Factors which a judge consider regarding child support.
The parent asking for modification of the child custody amount in a divorce proceeding must show changed circumstances, such as increased or decreased needs of the child, increased or decreased income, obligations because of a subsequent marriage, ch ... More details
Family Law - Alimony.
Alimony (also called maintenance or spousal support) means paying money to a former spouse. Alimony is ordered only if one spouse is financially dependent on the other and the other spouse is able to pay. Alimony is far less common today than it once ... More details
Family Law - Child Custody and Support.
Parents who are divorcing must decide who will care for and support the children. A parent with child custody has the right and obligation to care for the child on a daily basis and to make major decisions for the child. Determining who gets custody ... More details
Family Law - Child Support.
Federal law requires all states to have guidelines for courts to use in determining child support. These guidelines are formulas that are based on the number of children and the income of each parent. The parents may request that the support award be ... More details
Family Law - Deciding Who Gets Custody.
Unless the parents agree on the custody of their child, a court will decide who gets custody based on the child's "best interest." Factors a judge may consider include the amount of care that the parent gave to the child before the divorce, ... More details
Family Law - Enforcing a Child Support Obligation.
Because a growing number of parents have been failing to meet child support responsibilities, the federal government and the states have strengthened laws and enforcement policies in recent years. Both federal and state governments have methods of en ... More details
Family Law - Equitable Distribution.
States that use equitable distribution to divide property treat the marriage as a shared venture. Both spouses helped acquire the property during the marriage, sometimes one spouse more than the other. Therefore, the distribution upon divorce may not ... More details
Family Law - Grounds for Divorce.
Most divorces today are "no-fault" divorces. In a no-fault divorce, neither side needs to prove that the other party was guilty of something that caused the marriage to break down. No blame is assigned. Instea ... More details
Family Law - Property Division.
When people divorce, they are faced with the sometimes-difficult task of dividing up their property. Most couples, with the help of their attorneys, decide on their own who should get what. This is recorded in a written agreement and presented to a j ... More details
Family Law - Separation and Divorce.
When a husband and wife decide they can no longer live together, they may decide to separate for a time before divorcing. A husband and wife are legally separated when they are living apart and have formalized their arrangement by a court order. This ... More details
Family Law - Types of Child Custody.
There are several types of custody arrangements. If a parent has sole custody, he or she takes care of the child most of the time and makes the major decisions about the child. These decisions may include education, health care, religious training, e ... More details
Family Law - Visitation.
A parent who is not given custody of a child may be given visitation rights. The nature of these rights depends in part on how close the parents live to each other. For example, if the two parents live in the same city, the child may stay with the no ... More details
Filing for divorce process.
Filing for divorce process is giving the clerk of Court your legal papers. ... More details