Maine divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
The court will order mediation of issues concerning the children in any contested case involving minor children, or if one spouse disputes that there are irreconcilable differences. ... More details
Maine divorce - Property Distribution.
Maine is an "equitable distribution" state. Each spouse retains his or her individual property, including:
(1) any gifts or inheritances; (2) any property acquired prior to marriage; and (3) any increase in the value of propert ... More details
Maine divorce - Residency Requirements.
To file for divorce in Maine, either the plaintiff or the defendant must have been a resident of Maine for six months before filing, or the marriage or the grounds for divorce must have occurred in Maine. ... More details
Maine divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
The wife may request to change her name during of after the divorce. ... More details
Maine divorce - Spouse’s name.
During or after a divorce or annulment, and upon request, a spouse may have their name changed. [Maine Revised Statutes Annotated; Title 19-A, Section 1051]. ... More details
Maine divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Complaint for Divorce. ... More details
Maine divorce - Where to file for divorce.
In Maine, an action for divorce may be brought in the county where either spouse resides. However, the defendant has the right to move the proceedings to Superior Court. ... More details
Making a Premarital Agreement Valid.
A premarital agreement must be in writing to be legally binding. A written agreement provides evidence of the terms of the agreement and helps show that both people understood and agreed to the stated terms.
In general, a written premari ... More details
Making child custody decisions.
If you're facing separation or divorce and have minor children, working out a good custody arrangement is likely your top concern. Here's some information that can help:
- Seek counselling first. Social service agencies, churches, and fr ... More details
Malaysia permits text message divorce.
Getting a quickie divorce has taken on a whole new meaning in Malaysia after it was decided that a man can divorce his wife with a text message.
The government's adviser on religious affairs, the man who counsels Malaysia's Prime Ministe ... More details
MARITAL EVENTS, 1996.
Thirty-one percent of recently married women live with their own children, ages 1 to 17.
Recently separated and divorced women are more likely to be in poverty than men. ... More details
MARITAL INDICATORS, 1996.
Most adults have married only once.
Most people who had ever divorced are currently married. ... More details
Marital Settlement Agreement.
A marital settlement agreement spells out the terms of the divorce and the relationship between the two spouses after the divorce. Parties to a divorce are encouraged to enter into a written property settlement agreement containing provisions for the ... More details
Marital Status and Living Arrangements report, March 1996.
- The median age at first marriage has been rising since the mid-1950s, to 24.8 years for women and 27.1 years for men in 1996.
- Between 1970 and 1996, the proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds who were family householders or their spouses ... More details
Marriage and Divorce. Census Bureau Facts 1998.
During 1995, 2.3 million marriages and 1.2 million divorces took place in the United States. That meant 6,400 marriages and 3,200 divorces on a typical day.
Between 1990 and 1995, the annual number of marriages dropped by 107,000, while ... More details
Marriage for Better and for Worse.
While the September 11 terrorist attack has changed many families forever, it has reminded some of the importance of marriage in bad times as well as good. The vivid September 11 picture of conflict has caused many previously seeking divorce to now s ... More details
Marriages, which began later in the twentieth century, did not last as long.
How long do marriages last? The retrospective data from the SIPP help track the longevity of marriages that were entered into over the past several decades.8 Table 2 and Figure 1 show that the proportions of both men and women reaching various annive ... More details
Married Adults Still in the Majority.
About 56 percent of all American adults (111 million people) were
married and living with their spouses in 1998, according to a report
released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.
About 10 percent of adults (19.4 million) ... More details
Maryland divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be awarded alimony based on the following factors:
(1) the time necessary to acquire sufficient education and training to enable the spouse to find appropriate employment and that spouse's future earning capacity; (2) t ... More details
Maryland divorce - Child custody.
Joint or sole custody may be awarded to either or both parents, based on the best interests of the child. Custody may be denied if the parent seeking custody has abused the child. There are no other factors for consideration set out in the statute. T ... More details