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April 11, 2021

Annulment FAQ

Can our marriage be annulled if it was never consummated? No, you may not obtain an annulment if the marriage was never consummated. Of course, there is one exception to...

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March 31, 2021

The divorce papers look forged. Should I sign them?

If you just got out of a marriage that was characterized by deceit and control, it can be difficult to know what to trust. In some cases, you...

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March 31, 2021

Queens Order of Protections Lawyers and Attorneys

Every year, thousands of people file petitions for orders of protection in New York City and Queens is no exception. These cases are usually filed when violent situations...

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March 30, 2021

suffolk county Child Support Lawyers

If you are facing a child support battle in Suffolk County, the first thing that you should do is to hire a skilled and experienced lawyer who specializes...

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October 10, 2020

Gay & LGBT Family Law Lawyers

Couples enter a relationship with longevity in mind. This includes gay and lesbian couples. With legal rights finally being granted to the LGBT community, marriage is now a...

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October 2, 2020

Alimony And Maintenance Lawyer In NYC

There are two types of financial arrangements between spouses in New York. One is spousal support and the other is spousal maintenance The difference between the two is...

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July 24, 2020

You need a divorce lawyer

You need a Los Angeles divorce lawyer Not everyone will want to file for divorce, so it's important to understand the process and your rights in a divorce....

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June 18, 2020

SECURITY CLEARANCE LAWYERS

The security clearance attorneys at Lawscape regularly assist federal employees and contractors, as well as military personnel obtain any of the three levels of security clearance – confidential,...

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December 31, 2019

Landlord tenant

Do you want a rental applicant's consent to get their credit report? When screening prospective tenants, you don't have to have their approval before obtaining their credit report....

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October 6, 2019

Why you need a Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer

Following an arrest, many Philadelphia residents begin crafting their own defense. However, a better option would be to hire an attorney instead. If you or a loved one...

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July 28, 2019

why do you need an employment lawyer after being discriminated at the job?

If You Face Discrimination On Your Job, Know the Facts. Get a NYC employment Lawyer. Jobs vary from state to state. Some states allow at-will employment, which means...

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June 9, 2019

Why a car accident lawyer is necessary after an accident?

Why a car accident lawyer is necessary after an accident? Any car accident is scary. Even slowly moving car can cause all sorts of damage. A higher speed...

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March 13, 2019

Why You Need a Criminal Lawyer

Facing the charge of a crime as an adult often results in stress and feeling overwhelmed, especially if you have not been involved in the legal system in...

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December 6, 2018

How Can I Retrieve My Personal Possessions from the House?

New York no-fault divorce is anything but easy. No one expects your spouse, for better or for worse, until death do you part, to just quit. Divorce is...

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December 4, 2018

What if he wants to pay the mortgage in place of child support?

Even the most amicable divorce negotiations can quickly become contentious when discussing child support. It is not uncommon for one parent to be willing to spend a large...

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December 4, 2018

What are the differences between sole and joint custody orders?

Divorce is a serious step in anyone's life. Dissolving a partnership has legal consequences. It also has emotional consequences. For those couples with children, the path forward may...

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December 4, 2018

What If I Can’t Afford To Pay My Divorce Lawyer Up Front?

What If I Can't Afford To Pay My Divorce Lawyer Up Front? If you can’t afford to pay your lawyer upfront, you are not out of luck. It’s...

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December 4, 2018

Where should I file divorce papers if I have dual citizenship

Divorcing someone can be a complicated and difficult process no matter what circumstances you're under. There are many emotions that come with the end of a marriage, not...

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December 4, 2018

Do I need a quit claim deed to transfer the property to me?

Divorces can be a complicated process because of the amount of details that need to be considered. All the property and assets in the marriage need to be...

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December 4, 2018

Do I have to pay alimony in a divorce?

One of the most common questions that comes up during a divorce proceeding is about whether one spouse needs to pay alimony to the other. Alimony has more...

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December 3, 2018

Can the relocation clause be modified if violated the restraining order?

People get married because they expect to spend the rest of their lives together. But unfortunately, things don't always turn out this way. There are a number of...

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December 3, 2018

Could he get custody changed if I live with my boyfriend?

When you've gotten used to your routines, any change can be a challenge. Dramatic life changes might have their share of difficulty. You may be worried you're making...

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December 3, 2018

How do I legally get his stuff removed from my house?

  A divorce or separation can be easy and amicable. People can simply decide they no longer wish to be with each other. Unfortunately, not all separations and...

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December 3, 2018

How long does it take for a divorce to be final?

Going through a divorce can be an exhausting process. It's not just the time spent in court or with an attorney, but rather the emotional toll that it...

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December 3, 2018

What If I Cannot Locate My Spouse?

When you begin the process of filing for a divorce, you usually know where your spouse lives, especially if you have children with your spouse or you have...

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December 3, 2018

What if I was unable contact him about our change of address when in divorce

In the majority of divorce and separation proceedings, both involved spouses will receive legal advice to communicate through legal representative channels. The spouses shouldn't speak to each other...

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December 3, 2018

What if my state doesn’t allow a legal separation?

Even though people who marry each other expect to spend the rest of their lives together, sometimes unforeseen circumstances occur. Relationships break down, and people grow apart. When...

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December 3, 2018

What is a marital settlement agreement in a divorce

Not all marriages are destined to last. However, not all marriages end in vicious altercations either. Even if a couple decides to divorce, they may be able to...

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December 3, 2018

What is a no-fault divorce in NYC?

When you file for divorce from your spouse, you will need to explain the cause of the divorce. Marriage and divorce laws differ in each state, and you'll...

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December 3, 2018

What is An Uncontested Divorce?

Legal disputes and their details can often be confusing for people who are not trained in the law. This is chief among the many reasons litigants are often...

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December 3, 2018

Can my marriage still be annulled if my husband is missing?

The rules about divorces, separations, and marriage annulments vary widely from state to state. Each state court has their own protocols for dealing with different marriage breakdowns. In...

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December 3, 2018

Can I file in my home state if our divorce is stalled in his state?

Divorce proceedings are usually done according to guidelines established by state courts. These guidelines vary slightly from state to state. When the spouses don't live in the same...

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December 3, 2018

What Rights Will I Have With a Joint Custody Arrangement?

When you're going through a divorce, it can seem like there are endless details that need to be settled. One of the most important aspects of a divorce...

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December 3, 2018

Where can my spouse and I get help to work out our differences outside of court?

It's very unlikely that divorcing spouses agree on all of the issues presented in their divorce. A divorce can involve a number of issues like division of assets,...

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October 12, 2018

Benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer

Personal injury lawyers are attorneys who specialize in tort law. They represent individuals who’ve been physically or psychologically injured or who’ve suffered property damage through the negligent behavior...

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October 9, 2018

Can he annul the marriage without me knowing about it?

Here’s a great article by Delancey Street,. When there is an increase in economic activity, the number of businesses startups also increases. It’s a time when entrepreneurs are...

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September 7, 2018

How startups can use reverse mergers to go public?

Here's a great article by Delancey Street,. When there is an increase in economic activity, the number of businesses startups also increases. It's a time when entrepreneurs are...

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October 11, 2017

Can I stop him from dropping the life insurance policies?

Sadly, the term “insurance revenge” is a real thing and it affects divorcing couples everywhere. It occurs when the primary insurance holder, usually the husband, drops his divorcing...

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October 11, 2017

Can I withdraw my response to the divorce petition?

If your spouse makes the decision to divorce you, there isn’t much you can do about it. You cannot force someone to stay married to you if you’re...

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October 11, 2017

Can returning to court for enforcement cause him to lose his job?

If your ex hasn’t been fulfilling the terms of a divorce agreement, then you can let the court know about it for enforcement. This occurs most often when...

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October 11, 2017

Can the divorce be modified if retirement wasn’t addressed?

Whether you have been divorced for one month or 15 years, a modification to your divorce decree can be performed to reflect your present-day situation. And, yes, you...

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October 11, 2017

Can the divorce be overturned if the divorce settlement is violated?

Finalizing a divorce judgment isn't necessarily the end of your divorce journey. You and the other party must still carry out the terms of the judgment. This might...

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October 11, 2017

Can we remarry in the future if our marriage is annulled?

When seeking an annulment in New York, there are a number of rules and guidelines that you might not be aware of, which pertain to a wide range...

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October 11, 2017

Can we start the divorce over if I get a new lawyer?

You may be frustrated with the manner in which your divorce case is proceeding. Part of your frustration may center around what you perceive as the performance of...

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October 11, 2017

Can a divorce go through if a spouse dies before the final judgment?

A divorce can be a long process, lasting months or even years from the first petition to the final judgment. Many things can happen in the intervening time,...

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October 11, 2017

Can he legally obtain my cell phone records and bills?

During the divorce process, your spouse may want to obtain your cell phone records and bills. The most likely reason for this is when your spouse is alleging that you...

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October 11, 2017

Can I annul my marriage if he concealed his criminal background?

The short answer to this question: probably. The longer answer is that it really depends on your particular case. There are a few different factors that need to...

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October 11, 2017

Can I ask the judge to postpone our divorce?

Postponing a divorce can be a costly thing, both financially and emotionally. Once a couple has agreed that a divorce is the proper course of action, both parties...

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October 11, 2017

Can I change my marital status to single after the annulment?

Most people never assume they’ll know the ins and outs of divorce or annulment in their lives. They know of it, they might know people that go through...

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October 11, 2017

Can he file the separation agreement without my signature?

New York Family Law Courts encourage divorcing couples to settle their differences. This includes working to settle issues surrounding financial matters, children, and other elements associated with the...

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October 11, 2017

Can a divorce be reopened if there wasn’t complete disclosure?

While New York law requires both parties to be honest and upfront about divorce proceedings, the sad truth is that sometimes parties lie during a divorce. They might...

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October 11, 2017

Can I dispute the revised settlement agreement papers?

After you agree to revise divorce papers, you may be surprised by what you read in the revised papers. There might be language that you didn't expect that...

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October 11, 2017

Can I get a refund on the retainer if I fire my lawyer?

Not all lawyer-client matches are made in heaven. What should you do if you end up with a lawyer who is not a good fit? In many cases,...

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October 11, 2017

Can I get copies of the information used for financial disclosure?

Making the decision to end your marriage means making the decision to change your financial life as you know it. It’s easier on those who have their own...

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October 11, 2017

Can I get financial support until our divorce is over?

When you find yourself going through a divorce with your spouse, certain rights are entitled to you which may only be enforced through the courts. Therefore, when you...

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October 11, 2017

Can I refuse to go through with a divorce?

Prior to 2010, when one New York spouse wanted to get a divorce, and the other did not, it was a complicated situation. Things have changed. The state...

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October 11, 2017

Can I still get divorced after being separated for over ten years?

Separation is the most natural entry into the divorce pool. Couples who make the decision to end their marriage often do so after trying out separation for a...

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October 11, 2017

Can I take half the money out of our joint bank account?

When you consider it is time to file for a divorce, it's crucial to protect yourself as best as you can. Protecting your finances and money is important...

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October 11, 2017

Can my marriage still be annulled if I my husband is missing?

According to New York annulment law, you cannot obtain an annulment if your spouse is missing. An annulment is the act of legally voiding a marriage. The marriage...

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October 11, 2017

Can the grounds for divorce be modified if I don’t agree with them?

Grounds for divorce is a legal term that means about the same thing as "reasons for divorce." The reasons for a divorce is a very diverse range of...

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October 11, 2017

Can the legal separation be withdrawn if we get back together?

If you have gotten a legal separation from your spouse, it doesn't mean that the marriage has to end. In fact, the point of a separation is to...

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October 10, 2017

Can I file for a divorce even if he doesn’t consent?

There is a common misconception that both spouses must agree to a divorce in order for it to proceed smoothly. In fact, consent is never required in order...

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October 10, 2017

Can I have his girlfriend evicted from the marital home?

One of the hardest parts of divorce is seeing your former loved one move on to new relationships. This is particularly difficult when former marital assets are being...

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August 1, 2017

Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?

Are you among those wondering why you need to consider hiring a nyc personal injury attorney to handle your case? If so, wonder no more. There are certain...

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May 1, 2017

Benefits of trade show displays

Opening a display booth at a trade show may seem very “last century” when it comes to marketing in this new, digital age. You should not, however, be...

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March 13, 2017

CAN I SWITCH LAWYERS?

Here's a great article by Marc Albert, a top rated Long Island car accident lawyer. If you are in the middle of an injury claim and are wondering...

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March 5, 2017

How The Value Of Your Case Could Be Determined

When you are involved in an automobile accident, you must deal with medical care, police reports and insurance reports in the beginning. There is probably damage to your...

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December 27, 2016

How will I be notified if he files for a legal separation

Here's a great article from a fellow NYC Divorce Lawyer - Todd Spodek. A legal separation allows you to do everything involved in a divorce, except that you...

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December 12, 2016

Do You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer To Get Compensation?

For minor injuries, such as a fender-bender, where you're offered the cost of the repairs and the cost of a doctor visit to verify that you are unharmed,...

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September 24, 2016

Hiring a Criminal Lawyer vs. a Public Defender

Let's face it. We all face challenges, and all of us have done something wrong at some point in our lives. If you're facing criminal charges, you're facing...

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August 24, 2016

Can I use my maiden name while I’m separated?

I am often asked during initial interviews with my divorce clients whether they can (or should) go back to using their maiden names during the period that they...

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August 23, 2016

Do I need to be legally separated before moving out with the kids?

The short answer to this question is no, but there are several reasons why you may want to file for a legal separation in states where they are...

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August 22, 2016

Am I entitled to any financial support if we’re separated?

When a couple gets a divorce, it is possible that one party may be entitled to financial support from the other. This support is generally used to pay...

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August 22, 2016

What if He’s Threatening to Throw my Stuff Away?

A divorce may not always be a completely amicable affair because it is an emotional experience for both parties. Perhaps, this is one reason why your future ex...

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August 22, 2016

He won’t comply with the stipulation to return my personal items

A legal stipulation is an agreement between the parties to a court case that operates to memorialize certain facts and issues that are not in dispute. They facilitate...

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August 22, 2016

Are assets split during a separation considered separate property?

Most people get married when they already own some property, savings, and investments. After marriage, the law classifies them as separate properties. During marriage, you will most likely...

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August 22, 2016

Is a child considered to be illegitimate if the marriage is annulled?

In deciding the legitimacy of your offspring, it helps to define what you mean. Often times we throw around different legal terms without defining them, and this causes...

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August 19, 2016

how much does divorce cost in new york – the cost of ny divorce

One of the most frequently asked questions by clients is, "How much is an NY divorce going to cost." This is a totally reasonable first question to ask....

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August 12, 2016

How to get a marriage annulled

If you believe that your marriage is illegal, or invalid, you may want to consider getting an annulment. An annulment is a marriage that is declared by courts...

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August 12, 2016

Allowable Deductions for Your Post-Divorce Tax Return

Going through a divorce can be one of the most financially challenging periods of your life. While divorce can hurt your bank account, remember that some of your...

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July 24, 2016

Can attorney fees be deducted from the settlement escrow?

Escrow accounts are used to help resolve disputes and make distributing money from settlements or divorces easier. The account is usually a trust set up by your attorney....

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July 24, 2016

Why would a divorce case be dismissed?

Divorce laws differ from state to state, but all states have an overall, consistent behavior for dismissing a divorce case. Here are some of the most common reasons...

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July 24, 2016

Do I Have Any Recourse if My Attorney Didn’t Do a Good Job?

When you hire a lawyer to represent you regarding a legal matter, a special two-way relationship is created in which both parties expect to reach a satisfactory resolution...

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July 24, 2016

What if I don’t trust my lawyer’s advice on the divorce?

You need to rely on the expertise of a lawyer when going through a rough divorce. There might come a time when the lawyer gives you advice that...

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July 24, 2016

What’s Divorce Mediation

What's Divorce Mediation Divorce mediation is an alternate way to separate from a spouse without having to go through a protracted court battle. The entire process is somewhat...

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July 23, 2016

Can the mediation papers be changed after both parties sign them?

Mediation papers are a binding contract between two or more parties. There are still times when it might be beneficial or necessary to modify the finalized documents. The...

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July 22, 2016

Can I prevent him from converting the separation into a divorce?

Divorce is usually a mutual decision, but there are times when one of the parties involved may not fully agree with this final determination. What happens when one...

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July 22, 2016

What if my husband lied during our mediation?

A divorce is a stressful process. If you are going through a divorce, then there is a great deal at stake, which includes debts, child support, child custody,...

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July 19, 2016

How do I start a divorce case?

Before starting any divorce process, it is advisable to make sure that you really want a divorce. If possible, you should consult a counselor to save your marriage....

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July 18, 2016

How Can I Get a Divorce Using a Separation Agreement?

When a couple decides to divorce, there are many factors to consider. Among the most important are child custody arrangements, alimony, division of property, and child support. Because...

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July 16, 2016

What is the difference between a Contested and an Uncontested Divorce?

Many have heard that divorces may be contested or uncontested, but many are unfamiliar with what this really means. Regardless of whether a divorce is contested or uncontested,...

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July 16, 2016

What is a “fault” divorce?

You may have heard of a “no fault” divorce, but have you heard of a fault divorce? A fault divorce is when one party blames the other for...

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July 15, 2016

Do I need a lawyer to get divorced?

Many people wonder whether they need a lawyer in order to get divorced. A person is free to represent themselves in a divorce, but it usually is not...

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July 15, 2016

What happens if we reconcile and want to cancel the divorce?

The processes of separation and divorce put a lot of things into perspective in a marriage. In fact, it is often during separation when couples finally take the...

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