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  Virginia Divorce Law
When the court decrees a limited divorce, it means that the divorce is not permanent, does not permit remarriage, and does not terminate property claims (but the limited divorce may settle these claims); it serves only to legalize the separation and provide for support.
To get a divorce on this ground you have to be separated for one year if you have minor children and or nor separation agreement; or six months if you do not have minor children and you have a valid separation agreement.
In Virginia, a divorce will not be granted on the ground of adultery, sodomy, or buggery of the act occurred more than five years before the start of the suit, or if one spouse connived to get the other spouse to have an affair and commit adultery.
www.divorcelawinfo.com /VA/divorce/divexpln.htm   (4025 words)

 State Bar of Georgia - Divorce
To obtain a divorce on this basis (irretrievably broken), one party must establish that he or she refuses to live with the other spouse and that there is no hope of reconciliation.
A divorce may be granted on the grounds that a person has deserted his or her spouse willfully for at least a year.
A complaint for divorce should be filed in the Superior Court of the defendant's county of residence or, if the defendant has recently moved from the state of Georgia, in the county of the plaintiff's residence.
www.gabar.org /communications/consumer_pamphlet_series/divorce   (2230 words)

 Utah State Courts - Self-Help
A certified divorce decree is a copy of your divorce decree that has been stamped or certified by the court in which you obtained your divorce.
The legal procedures are similar to those for divorce, except that there are grounds for legal separation only when one spouse is deserted by the other, or when a person refuses or neglects to provide for his or her spouse.
A decree of divorce can be granted immediately if the parties have reached an agreement and, if they have minor children, if they have both attended the Divorce Education and Divorce Orientation classes.
www.utcourts.gov /howto/divorce   (3635 words)

divorce is granted by a judge after the necessary paperwork has been submitted to the court and all required appearances before the judge are completed.
The legal procedures are very similar to those for divorce, except the grounds for legal separation apply only to a situation where one spouse is deserted by the other spouse.
A mandatory two-hour course for divorcing parents with children instructs both parties about the divorce and its impact on their children, their family relationship, and their financial responsibilities for their child or children.
www.utahbar.org /bars/slcbar/html/divorce.html   (2323 words)

 Instructions to Obtain a Divorce Certificate Copy
Because of the high demand for copies of divorce certificates, requests for uncertified copies of divorce certificates are not completed on the same schedule as certified copies and may take three to six months to complete.
If you are requesting a divorce or annulment certificate for a person with a common name such as Henderson, Johnson, or Smith, you must include additional identifying information such as the name of the wife of the county of occurrence.
An uncertified copy of a divorce or annulment certificate will be a photocopy on plain, white paper of the original document that was filed in our office.
www.dhfs.state.wi.us /VitalRecords/divorce.htm   (2014 words)

 Divorce | LII / Legal Information Institute
An absolute divorce, (also called a "divorce a vinculo matrimonii") is a judicial termination of a marriage based on marital misconduct or other statutory cause arising after the marriage ceremony.
Typically, a limited divorce is commonly referred to as a separation decree; the right to cohabitation is terminated but the marriage is undissolved and the status of the parties is not altered.
This is a response to outdated common law divorce which required proof in a court of law by the divorcing party that the divorcee had done one of several enumerated things as sufficient grounds for the divorce.
topics.law.cornell.edu /wex/Divorce   (348 words)

 Judaism 101: Divorce
The Talmud specifically says that a man can divorce a woman because she spoiled his dinner or simply because he finds another woman more attractive, and the woman's consent to the divorce is not required.
According to the Torah, divorce is accomplished simply by writing a bill of divorce, handing it to the wife, and sending her away.
Under Jewish law, divorce can only be initiated by the man; thus, if the husband cannot be found, he cannot be compelled to divorce the wife and she cannot marry another man. A woman in this situation is referred to as agunah (literally, anchored).
www.jewfaq.org /divorce.htm   (713 words)

Divorce is not an easy decision to make and neither is the process of divorce.
Once you and your spouse have decided to take the steps to start the divorce proceedings, it is important to spend some time familiarizing yourself with the process, so that you are better informed of what will happen over the course of the next few months.
In the months between the finalization of divorce, there will be the "what ifs" of who gets custody of the children, control of certain bank accounts and even who gets to live in the couple's home.
www.divorce.vc   (424 words)

 Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Available Nationwide - Total Divorce
And, since your divorce lawyer will have experience handling divorce cases, he or she will be able to act with consideration for everyone who might be affected by your divorce, including children, friends and extended family members.
Additionally, a divorce lawyer in your area will be able to strike a balance between protecting the best interests of your loved ones and assuring that you and your legal rights are protected throughout the progression of your divorce.
If you are thinking about divorce in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, New Hampshire or somewhere else in the United States, you will definitely be interested in learning how you may be able to file for divorce and how long the divorce waiting period may be.
www.totaldivorce.com   (1840 words)

 MedlinePlus: Divorce
Divorce is the legal breakup of a marriage.
Almost half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce.
Divorce: Helping Your Child Cope with the Breakup(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/divorce.html   (204 words)

An uncontested divorce occurs when: (a) there are no disagreements between you and your spouse over any financial or divorce-related issues (i.e., child custody and support, division of marital property or spousal support); and (b) your spouse either agrees to the divorce, or fails to appear in the divorce action.
You may sue for divorce thinking that the proceeding will be uncontested, but discover later that your spouse has decided to contest ("fight") the case.
In addition, if you do not know where your spouse is and you are unable to have the divorce summons served upon him or her personally, there may be alternative methods of service for which you may need the services of an attorney.
www.nycourts.gov /litigants/divorce/divorce_withchildrenunder21.shtml   (624 words)

 Divorce Rates - Divorce Statistics Collection
The last-reported U.S. divorce rate for a calendar year, available as of May, 2005, is 0.38% divorces per capita per year, the provisional estimate for the year 2005 from the National Center for Health Statistics.
State divorce and marriage rates for '90, '95 and '01 are on the last page of pdf of Section 2 of 2003 Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Unless there's a misprint, the 2003 Abstract does not have any new information on divorce since the 2003 version.
Divorce rates, marital conflict, predicting and projecting divorce, effects of divorce and marriage, lots of references to studies.
www.divorcereform.org /rates.html   (2121 words)

An action for divorce may be maintained where the Defendant abandons the Plaintiff for a period of one year or longer prior to commencing the action and continuing to the present.
An action for divorce may be maintained based on adultery, which is an act of sexual or deviate sexual intercourse voluntarily performed by the Defendant with a person other than his or her spouse during the course of the marriage.
If a judgment of divorce was already entered in this state or another state between you and your spouse and/or there is another action for divorce pending between you and your spouse, you may not be permitted to maintain this action.
www.courts.state.ny.us /litigants/divorce/ud_instructions.shtml   (12292 words)

 Dealing With Divorce
Divorce can also be because one parent falls in love with someone else, and sometimes it is due to a serious problem like drinking, abuse, or gambling.
You can't do much to influence how your parents behave during a divorce, but you can ask them to do their best to call a truce to any bickering or unkind things they might be saying about each other.
Many teens find their parents are actually happier after the divorce or they may develop new and better ways of relating to both parents when they have separate time with each one.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/families/divorce.html   (1739 words)

 Massachusetts Law About Divorce
After one signs divorce papers before a judge in Massachusetts is there a waiting period or are you divorced immediately?
Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce, Nolo, 2006.
"Since the material (and tax) status of a divorced or divorcing individual depends on the nature of the judgment of divorce in effect at the close of the tax year, if the judgment nisi is in effect at that time, the taxpayer is married and must file either jointly or as married filing separately.
www.lawlib.state.ma.us /divorce.html   (469 words)

 Divorce: Mediation
Divorce mediation is becoming an increasingly well known and widely accepted alternative to conventional divorce procedures.
A divorce mediator is a neutral party trained to assist couples in identifying the issues, communicating, and moving forward toward a resolution.
The divorce mediator then drafts a memorandum of agreement for both parties to review, after which it is given to the attorneys for legal implementation.
www.metlife.com /Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,1674,P1169,00.html   (386 words)

 Divorce Magazine: Divorce Lawyers, Family Law, Family Lawyers, Divorce Attorneys
Divorce Magazine is the Internet's leading divorce and separation resource site, providing information and advice about divorce law, divorce lawyers, family law, children and divorce, and other divorce-related issues as well as information on divorce professionals such as family lawyers and online divorce.
You will also find numerous articles full of advice to help you through your divorce and separation process, and there is an active forum to share your experiences, so maybe one day you might help someone with their divorce or separation.
Divorce Magazine is your best guide to divorce products and services, and if there is anything you would like to see covered at Divorce Magazine, please send your suggestion to info@DivorceMag.com.
www.divorcemag.com   (416 words)

 The Boomer's Guide to Divorce: And a New Life
Divorce lawyers can play secret power games leaving you helpless and broke; angry, vindictive soon-to-be ex-spouses have a win at all costs attitude; and you are left in the middle--powerless, lacking control of what will happen to you and your children in the future--after divorce.
Well, in The Boomer's Guide to Divorce: And a New Life an experienced family law attorney gives a fresh take on an age-old conflict and tells you everything you need to know when forever is, or is about to be, over.
Then, once you have hired your divorce counsel--if you do, this book will continue to serve as a bench mark of sorts, allowing you to ask the right questions of your attorney at the various stages of the litigation.
www.divorceprocess.com   (1169 words)

 Divorce Abroad
Guyot, 159 U.S. provided both parties to the divorce received adequate notice, i.e., service of process and, generally, provided one of the parties was a domiciliary in the foreign nation at the time of the divorce.
Section 314(c) of the Uniform Act on Marriage and Divorce establishes a procedure for the clerk of court where the divorce decree is issued to register the decree in the place where the marriage itself was originally registered.
When requesting copies of foreign public documents such as marriage or divorce records, it may be advisable to write to the foreign authorities in the language of the foreign country.
travel.state.gov /law/info/marriage/marriage_641.html   (2307 words)

 Divorce Headquarters - alimony, custody, support, attorneys, more
Your source for all divorce issues including alimony, child support, child custody, visitation, separation agreements, financial, divorce attorneys, divorce mediators, divorce services, free child support calculator, and more.
If you are contemplating a divorce but want to avoid the fault finding, fighting and conflict that is bound to occur in the adversarial system, then this alternative might be for you.
State by state divorce laws addressing such issues, as grounds for divorce, residency requirements, division of property, child custody, child support, and alimony or spousal support.
www.divorcehq.com   (806 words)

 Life Challenges - Divorce
Although it is understandably an emotional experience, with proper planning and help from professionals your chances of arriving at a settlement that fully addresses both your long-term financial needs and those of your spouse are greatly increased.
The divorce process can be time-consuming and stressful, so it's important to manage your time and allow yourself a set relaxation period each day.
Ask your lawyer to explain the progression of a divorce case through the court system where your case is filed.
www.lfg.com /lfg/lfgclient/ltrs/divor/index.html   (452 words)

 Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Divorce Certificates
State law also specifies that the initial $12.00 fee for a certified divorce certificate copy is a five-year record search fee – one certified copy is issued if the record is found and if not found, the fee is retained.
Divorce information is open to the public at the county district court level.
The divorce certificate is completed by the plaintiff's attorney and contains only basic information – names of husband and wife, date of marriage, date of divorce, etc. Certified copies of divorce decrees are obtained from the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the divorce was filed.
www.kdheks.gov /vital/divorce.html   (241 words)

 A Kid's Guide to Divorce
A divorce happens after a husband and wife decide they can't live together anymore and no longer want to be married.
Although it's true that the kid of a divorced couple usually lives with only one parent most of the time, the parent who lives somewhere else is still that kid's mom or dad - forever.
Some kids whose parents get divorced have to move to a new home or a new neighborhood, and that can be tough, too.
kidshealth.org /kid/feeling/home_family/divorce.html   (1424 words)

 Divorce Certificates - New York State Department of Health
This is the document prepared by the court, setting forth the terms and conditions of the divorce.
Please note that if the divorce was granted before January 1, 1963, the divorce decree is the only type of document available.
Second, there is a divorce certificate filed with the New York State Department of Health for divorces granted on or after January 1, 1963.
www.health.state.ny.us /vital_records/divorce.htm   (598 words)

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