Definition of Alimony.
Alimony is a payment of support provided by one spouse to the other. ... More details
Delaware Divorce - Approved grounds.
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. ... More details
Delaware Divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be awarded alimony if he or she:
(1) is dependent on the other spouse; (2) lacks sufficient property, including any award or marital property, to provide for his or her reasonable needs; and (3) is unable to support him ... More details
Delaware Divorce - Child custody.
Joint or sole child custody is awarded based on the best interests of the child and after considering the following factors:
(1) preference of the child; (2) the wishes of the parents; (3) the child's adjustment to his or her home, schoo ... More details
Delaware Divorce - Child support.
Each parent has an equal duty to support any children. The following factors are considered in awards of child support:
(1) the financial resources of the child; (2) the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if there had been n ... More details
Delaware Divorce - General procedure.
The requirement for service of process may be satisfied by the respondent by filing an appearance. ... More details
Delaware Divorce - Property Distribution.
Delaware is an "equitable distribution" state. A spouse's separate property is that which is:
(1) obtained prior to the marriage; (2) obtained by inheritance; (3) specified as separate property by an agreement between the spous ... More details
Delaware Divorce - Residence Requirements.
Either spouse must have been a resident for 6 months before filing for divorce. ... More details
Delaware Divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
The wife may restore her former nameafter divorce upon request. ... More details
Delaware Divorce - Where to file.
In the county where either spouse lives. ... More details
Delivering the complaint by yourself.
Most states do not allow a party to a lawsuit - in this case, a divorce - to serve the copies on the other side. But if you and your spouse agree to file the documents together, you don't have to formally serve the papers. Instead, you will normally ... More details
Differences in spousal ages are changing.
Women are 2.5 years younger than their husbands, on average. For first marriages, an increased percentage of women are the same age or older than the men they marry. About 38 percent of women in heir first marriage, who married between 1945 and 1964, ... More details
Disadvantages of not personally delivering the complaint.
Even though the judge may grant a divorce, she may not be able to make any award of property or support if the complaint was not personally served. ... More details
DISOBEYING COURT ORDER LEADS TO MORE DIVORCE TROUBLE
One of the most foolish is to disobey a court order, particularly in a court where divorce matters of custody and family support are concerned. And compounding the foolishness are the attempts of divorce attorneys who try to rationalize their clients ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be awarded alimony, during the divorce proceeding or after, if it is just or proper. There are no specific factors listed in the statute. However, martial fault may be considered. [District of Columbia Code Annotated; Title 16, Chap ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Child custody.
Sole or joint custody may be granted during and after a divorce proceeding based on the best interests of the child, without regard to spouse's sex or sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, or political affiliations. The following factors ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Child support.
Either parent may be ordered to pay reasonable child support during and after a divorce proceeding. Detailed specific child support guidelines are contained in Title 16, Chapter 9, Sections 916.1 and 916.2. Variations from the official child support ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
There are no legal provisions in the District of Columbia regarding a simplified divorce. ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Grounds for District of Columbia Divorce.
The only grounds for divorce in District of Columbia are mutual voluntary separation without co-habitation for six months, and living separately and apart without co-habitation for one year. ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Legal Separation.
Legal separation (from bed and board) will be awarded if based on:
1) adultery; ... More details