Divorce Glossary - Uncontested Divorce.
An uncontested divorce is a proceeding in which a person sued for divorce does not fight it and instead reaches an agreement with the spouse during the proceedings. In these cases, both parties agree upon the terms of the divorce. Uncontested divorce ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Abandonment.
Abandonment occurs when a spouse ends cohabitation without justification, without the consent of the other spouse, and without the intent of renewing cohabitation. In many states, to be legally considered abandonment, the spouse has to leave for at l ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Alimony.
Alimony is payments for the support and maintenance of a spouse, either by lump sum or on a continuing basis. The supporting spouse pays alimony to the dependent spouse. In some states, if the dependent spouse committed adultery, that spouse is not e ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Annulment.
An annulment treats a marriage as though it never existed, erasing it from the outset, thus a divorce is not necessary. In general, annulments are only granted if the marriage was short and are primarily concerned with marriages built on deception or ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Child Support Order.
A Child Support Order is a document from a court that states when, how often, and how much a parent is to pay for child support. ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Child Support.
Child Support is payment from one spouse to another for support of the children after a divorce or separation. Normally, child support stops when a child turns 18 years old, unless the child is still a full-time student. If the child is a full-time s ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Custody.
Legal custody allows one or both parents to make decisions regarding the child's health, education and welfare. ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Domestic Violence Restraining Order.
A domestic violence restraining order is a piece of paper, signed by a judge, which prohibits an abuser from contacting or coming near you. The family law court grants a domestic violence restraining order. A domestic violence restraining order can o ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Joint Custody.
When the parents have joint legal custody and time with the child will be shared or equally. ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Physical Custody.
Physical Custody gives one parent primary control of the day to day activities regarding the child and is often awarded to the parent who has the child in their custody a majority of the time. ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Prenuptial Agreement.
A prenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement, is a contract made between prospective spouses that take effect upon marriage. A typical prenuptial agreement may contract for a predetermined division of assets, arrangement of alimony or other suppor ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Sole Custody.
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, include education, health care, religious training, and extracurricular activities. ... More details
Divorce is not an exit.
Divorce is not an exit because those problems which were in the first marriage will appear necessarily in the second marriage. The problem is in the heart of the person and not in the marriage. If no changes take place in him, there will be no change ... More details
A divorce is the legal termination or dissolution of a marriage. Divorce law deals with the laws and issues surrounding divorce, including alimony, child support, child visitation, and division of assets. Divorce laws vary by state. There are two typ ... More details
Divorce makes men richer.
It makes financial sense for men to divorce or leave their partners, a study has found.
Men who stay married invariably end up poorer than those who leave their live-in partners, according to social researcher Cecile Bourreau-Dubois. ... More details
Divorce mediation is a process in which divorcing spouses negotiate an acceptable divorce agreement with the help of a neutral third party (mediator). The mediator should know the law and may often be a practicing attorney or a retired judge. The med ... More details
Divorce records are public.
Anything that is filed with the court is part of the public record, and any interested individual can go to the court clerk's office and request to see a divorce file. Similarly, anyone who is interested can come and sit in the courtroom while a divo ... More details
Divorce, Online Style.
NEW YORK -- Offering a simpler and cheaper path to divorce, an ever-growing array of dot-coms, computer-savvy lawyers and state court officials are encouraging unhappily married Americans to arrange their breakups online.
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DIVORCED VETERANS' GROUP HIRES LEGAL TEAM TO CONTEST EX-SPOUSES' RIGHTS TO THEIR RETIREMENT PAY.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August, 2003 - A group of divorced veterans has hired a legal team headed by Constitutional attorney Jonathan L. Katz of Silver Spring, Maryland, to protect their retirement pay from property division in divorce court.
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Divorcing spouses' rights.
Courts have frequently recognized marriage as an economic partnership. Divorcing spouses' rights to share in the wealth created during marriage have been steadily expanding as shown by a number of recent rulings handed down all over the country. The ... More details