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Archive for May 2016

What Are The Common Reasons For Divorce In The U.S.?

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50% of all marriages ending in divorce in the United States is, unfortunately, a fact. Differences in income levels, personalities, education and physical appearances are just some of the many reasons why so many couples are getting divorced in the US and experts and therapists say that these reasons are very trivial especially after having…

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What Are Court-Ordered Settlement Conferences?

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For estranged couples that have decided to go the route of a court settled divorce, some states mandate a settlement conference before the case goes to trial. To understand the mechanics of such a conference and to see how it may actually be a blessing in disguise for some, read on. Encouraging out-of-court settlements In…

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How Can Cheating On Your Spouse Affect Alimony?

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People fall in love, get married, and start families every day. But, unfortunately, marriages fall apart more often than people would like. And one of the biggest reasons behind this is infidelity. When adultery pushes a marriage to divorce, it becomes a painful experience for everyone involved. Some divorce cases have been known to turn…

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Child Custody in Domestic Violence Cases

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The definition of domestic abuse is not limited to physical harm; it consists of sexual assault, harassment, threats, stalking, and physical injury. Violence can continue and, in many cases, increase upon separation. Domestic violence allegations play a significant role in child custody hearings. The “moral presumption” in such cases does not allow the abuser to…

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Basic Steps in Filing a Divorce Petition

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Although different states might have slight variations in the divorce legislation, the basic structure for filing a divorce remains largely the same. Below are the key steps involved in fling a divorce petition: Filing the petition You first need to file a ‘Petition for Dissolution of Marriage’ when seeking a divorce. The person filing the…

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