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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Texas Divorce Could Be Extended to Same-Sex Couples

Texas Divorce Could Be Extended To Same-Sex Couples, But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to take up a consolidated hearing (“In the Matter of the Marriage of J.B. and H.B.”) for the matter of granting (or not granting) divorce papers to two same-sex couples. The hearing will be held on November 5, and it’s got a lot of…

August 30th, 2013 Same-Sex Marriage, Texas Divorce
When You Should and Shouldn’t Stay Friends with an Ex

Staying Friends With An Ex: When You Should And Shouldn’t

Staying friends with an ex-spouse may seem too crazy to even imagine, like something only celebrities in a California divorce could do — Charlie Sheen/Denise Richards, Lisa Bonet/Lenny Kravitz, Fran Drescher/Peter Marc Jacobson. But surprisingly, more “ordinary” people are up for it than you might think. Take this recent Imgur…

August 28th, 2013 Life After Divorce
Fight for Divorce When a Party Denies Marriage Is Broken

How To Fight For Your Divorce When One Party Denies Marriage Is ‘Irretrievably Broken’

In many Missouri divorce cases, couples agree to get things over with as quickly and smoothly as possible. After all, ending a marriage is never enjoyable, and it can hold one back from getting on with life. However, not every party in a divorce will be willing to agree to…

August 26th, 2013 Divorce Process, Missouri Divorce
Attorney Suggests Radical Shift to Marriage Contract

Wedlease: Attorney Suggests Radical Shift To The Marriage Contract

Most Americans prefer the uncontested divorce when it comes to getting out of a marriage with no conflict. When two people are at odds, however — as is often the case in divorce — that’s easier said than done. This reality has inspired one Florida attorney to suggest the “wedlease,”…

August 23rd, 2013 Divorce Opinion
Dissolution Requirements in a California Divorce

9 Summary Dissolution Requirements In A California Divorce

California divorce laws allow couples in a marriage and/or domestic partnership to forgo the lengthy divorce process — a MINIMUM of six months — through a process known as summary dissolution. According to the California Courts website, the option isn’t for everyone, and most people have to end up doing…

August 21st, 2013 California Divorce, Divorce Process
Who Pays Attorney's Fees

Attorney’s Fees: Four Factors Which Can Determine Who Pays

Attorney’s fees in an uncontested divorce are generally handled by the separate parties, but not always. If you are currently ending a marriage, then you may be wondering how judges decide on who pays them, and what your chances are of avoiding the extra cost. Missouri divorce attorney Jonathan Marks…

August 19th, 2013 Divorce and Finances
Texas Divorce Rate Taken Such a Steep Drop Since 1990

Why Has The Texas Divorce Rate Taken Such A Steep Drop Since 1990?

No doubt about it. The Texas divorce rate has been in a free fall since 1990, and while on the surface, that appears to be good news, there is a correlation that may make you rethink your initial reaction. Looking at the last official collection of numbers over a 19-year…

August 16th, 2013 Divorce Information, Texas Divorce
Florida Divorce Law Changes

Florida Divorce Law Changes Could Be On Horizon: No More Permanent Alimony

As an online divorce service, we don’t see many bitterly contested alimony disputes come to our attention, but if you’re getting a divorce in Florida, this component of many divorce settlements is taking center stage. Attempts to change Florida divorce law have stalled this year, but a new effort on…

August 14th, 2013 Divorce Law, Florida Divorce
intimacy after divorce

Intimacy After Divorce: Why It’s So Difficult, How To Overcome

In recent comments reported by Yahoo! Entertainment New Zealand, comedian Russell Brand, whose California divorce to ex Katy Perry went through in 2012, said that shortly after the marriage ended, he considered becoming a monk. “When you’re a monk, you’re not allowed to have sex with anyone,” Brand mused to…

August 12th, 2013 Life After Divorce
Rules of Alimony in a Texas Divorce

Rules Of Alimony In A Texas Divorce

Alimony, or spousal support, is a common ruling in divorce cases where one spouse has considerably more earning power than another. The laws governing this outcome differ from state to state, and today, we’ll be looking at how it’s handled in a Texas divorce. Most rules of alimony in Texas…

August 9th, 2013 Family Law, Texas Divorce

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