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Tax Tips for Couples Going Through a Connecticut Divorce

  March 5, 2015     By Richard H. Raphael, Attorney at Law
While most divorced couples are immediately concerned about their children and their financial status, there are other, less obvious, impacts that divorce will inevitably have. Understanding the changes to your taxation status, for example, is something to consider when filing for divorce.

If You Have Not Divorced in Mexico, Can You Remarry in the United States?

  March 2, 2015     By Katz Law Office, Ltd.
If you have not divorced in Mexico, but you remarried in the United States, could this affect you? In short, yes. If you are married to another person anywhere in the world, you may not marry again until your first marriage is formally ended.

The Importance of Illinois Prenuptial Agreements

  March 2, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
The prenuptial agreement. We hear about it in movies, on television, and may have signed one or know someone that signed one before entering into marriage.

Restricting Alcohol May Reduce Domestic Violence

  March 2, 2015     By The Hartman Group
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. In a recent correlating study, the CDC linked excessive alcohol use with domestic violence.

Divorce Can Derail A California Family Business

  February 26, 2015     By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
How a dissolution matter can effect a functioning family business in California.

Indirect & Direct Illinois Child Support Payments

  February 23, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
One of the greatest and most obvious concerns newly divorced parents have is in regards to their children. Divorce proceedings can be time-consuming, expensive, emotional, and very difficult on a family.

New Illinois Domestic Violence Law

  February 23, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
The Illinois legislature has recently taken critical, necessary steps to ensure the safety of women suffering from domestic violence.

I Need a Divorce, Where Do I Start?

  February 20, 2015     By HG.org
When love turns sour, the effects of a relationship ending can be devastating. When the only solution left is to seek a divorce, knowing where to begin is often confusing and may seem overwhelming.

Where is Same-Sex Marriage Legal?

  February 20, 2015     By HG.org
For the thousands of people involved in same-sex relationships in the United States, times have really begun to change. After decades of fighting for equal rights, many states have slowly begun to allow gay and lesbian couples to experience the same rights, benefits, and privileges associated with marriage as straight couples have always been allowed.

When a Marriage Breaks in the United Arab Emirates

  February 17, 2015     By Motei & Associates, Attorneys at Law
Shedding light on the application of the UAE Personal Affairs (‘Sharia’) versus foreign laws. The case of a Hindu divorce granted by the Sharia Court in the UAE to the wife with full custody of the kids as well as alimony.

New Technology, New Definition of “Family” May Change Florida’s Child Custody Law

  February 16, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Many Florida families look at the new technologies by which children can be conceived and wonder how best to interpret the meaning of the word “family.”

How Does Divorce Affect My Illinois Social Security Benefits?

  February 9, 2015     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
While the ideal situation is being able to amicably divide your assets upon divorce, that might not always be the case. Even if you are willing to work with your ex-spouse in dividing property and other assets, things can get complicated quickly.

Am I Liable for My Spouse’s Credit Card Debt?

  February 8, 2015     By HG.org
While in many cases one spouse is not liable for the other’s credit card debt, this depends on a number of factors. Of these, the nature of the debt and where the debt was incurred are two primary considerations.

Attorney Tips for Handling Stress and Quelling the Fires of Conflict

  February 5, 2015     By Stange Law Firm, PC
Part of handling stress deals with the selection of the cases a lawyer takes. Lawyers should be cautious of taking cases from extremely difficult and unreasonable clients. These kinds of clients can raise stress and make the practice of law unenjoyable. Where it can be done ethically, in some cases, an attorney may wish to disengage or withdraw from cases where the client is completely unreasonable. These clients can also tend to seek conflict versus trying to quell the fires.

Do Grandparents Get Holiday Visitation Rights in Connecticut?

  February 5, 2015     By Richard H. Raphael, Attorney at Law
With the holiday season in full force, we all have a lot of things on our mind: hosting parties, cooking, gift shopping, work stress, and planning family gatherings. Most of us probably take for granted the simplicity of the holidays—we may have a schedule we have followed for years that determines which holidays we spend with whom.

Liability for Spouse's Debt in Connecticut Divorce

  February 5, 2015     By Richard H. Raphael, Attorney at Law
Everyone knows that divorce results not just in a severing of the marital bond between two individuals, but also in a division of property.

Legal Aspects of Marrying Ukrainian Citizens

  February 2, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Nowadays, many people move to Ukraine to marry with Ukrainian citizens. A foreigner who married a person who lives in Ukraine will face a number of challenges before and after the registration of a marriage. This is not about difference between mindsets and some special culture features: in this article we will consider Ukrainian law features and different law problems related to marriage.

Does Joint Custody Mean that Neither Parent has to Pay Child Support?

  January 31, 2015     By HG.org
While it seems sensible that parents who have “joint custody” would not need to pay child support because they both have the child, there are many situations in which one of the parents must provide child support. Read over the following information and then discuss what rules apply to your case with a family lawyer in your jurisdiction.

Seeking Youthful Offender Status in Alabama

  January 29, 2015     By The Law Offices Of Segal & Segal
The criminal justice system can be harsh, but some states allow juveniles to face relaxed penalties. In Alabama, a person younger than 21 years old facing criminal charges can seek a youthful offender status. This could mean fewer penalties and the possibility of having a clean criminal record.

Divorce Discovery Law in New York and Connecticut

  January 27, 2015     By Heidi E. Opinsky, Esq.
Issuance of Out-of-State Subpoenas and taking depositions out-of-state divorce actions.

Common California Family Law Questions Answered

  January 26, 2015     By Pinkham & Associates, APLC
Twelve common family law questions.

Divorce and the Child with Special Needs

  January 26, 2015     By Kalish Law Texas
When the parents of a child with special needs are divorcing, or are considering divorce, it is important to accurately access the emotional and financial requirements that will need to be met for the good of the child.

Different Issues Handled by a Family Attorney

  January 23, 2015     By CP Law Firm
You are proposed to contemplate a number of distinct things, with regards to selecting quality family attorneys.

New Product Designed to Prevent Elderly Abuse

  January 19, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
The Home Security Outlet, an online store that offers DIY home security systems, has released a new product designed to protect the elderly from abusive caregivers. The device, called The Air Freshener Hidden Camera with DVR, can be easily installed in any home and will record video that is stored on an SD card whenever motion is detected in the room.

Can I Sue a Spouse for a Personal Injury?

  January 14, 2015     By HG.org
While the classic rule was that spouses could not sue each other, the abolition of laws throughout much of the 20th century has all but eliminated this rule.

Florida Couples Should Keep Debts in Mind During Divorce Mediation

  January 12, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
So many issues come up during divorce mediation that couples often become overwhelmed with all of them. Child custody, alimony, and child support are only a small part of the items that should be covered.

For a Friendly Divorce, Florida Couples Find Help in Divorce Mediation

  January 12, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
If couples can put their differences aside to create an atmosphere of teamwork, they can work with a divorce mediator to help them achieve a friendly divorce.

Private Investigation – Frequently Asked Questions

  January 11, 2015     By HG.org
If you are considering retaining the services of a private investigator, you may want to know some background information regarding these individuals. Here are a few frequently asked questions about private investigators and their answers.

What Is a Digital Private Investigator?

  January 11, 2015     By HG.org
While many private investigators complete work in the field by conducting surveillance on a subject and photographing them in certain acts, digital private investigators focus more on gathering digital evidence. This information may be used in family law cases, employment disputes, personal injury cases or myriad other cases.

When Do I Need a Private Investigator?

  January 11, 2015     By HG.org
In certain cases, a lawyer may recommend hiring a private investigator. He or she may have existing contacts or may recommend that you find your own investigator. Here are some situations in which you may need a private investigator to assist you in your case.

Where Can I Go for Legal Advice if I Am Pro Se?

  January 11, 2015     By HG.org
Presenting a case in front of a judge or jury usually requires specialized knowledge about procedural issues and evidence, which is why hiring an attorney is usually recommended. However, in some instances, clients simply cannot afford a lawyer and choose to represent themselves, called “pro se.” There are a few places that you may look to find more information on your legal topic.

How Long Does a Divorce Take?

  January 6, 2015     By Demmel Law Office, LLC
As with most questions in the legal realm, the answer to this seemingly simple question is “It depends.” A simple, no-fault divorce with both parties consenting and promptly filing all the necessary paperwork can be done in about 120 days from filing the divorce complaint to the date of the divorce decree. On the other end of the spectrum, some divorce cases can drag out for 4, 5 or even 10 years. The timeframe for most divorces falls between those two extremes.

Will my Designated Beneficiary Receive the Proceeds from my Life Insurance Policy?

  January 6, 2015     By Robison, Curphey & O'Connell, LLC
The answer should be yes, but if you have had major life events in your family, such as births, adoptions, divorce, marriage, or deaths, your loved ones may be in for a surprise. If you fail timely to update your beneficiaries, or fail to provide a paper trail showing your intent to keep them the same, you may unwittingly be disinheriting a child or benefiting an ex-spouse.

Elder Abuse: Underreported and On the Rise

  January 5, 2015     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Two million and counting elders suffer from elder abuse every year in the United States. However, with elder abuse on the rise, and the fact that elder abuse are often not reported, the actual number can exceed 2 million.

Michigan Court Rules that Biological Relationship Not Necessary to Inherit as a Child

  January 5, 2015     By Robison, Curphey & O'Connell, LLC
When is a child a child? The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that it is not necessary to establish a biological relationship in order to be treated as a child for intestate succession purposes. The laws of intestate succession provide a distribution plan for the assets of people who do not have a Last Will & Testament.

What Are the Requirements for Service of Process?

  January 4, 2015     By HG.org
Service of process is the legal notification to one party, usually a defendant, of the receipt of certain information. While each state can establish its own rules regarding the requirements for service of process, the federal rules are required in federal states. Additionally, some states have adopted the federal rules verbatim.

Should I Hire a Private Service of Process Business Instead of Using a Sheriff’s Department?

  January 4, 2015     By HG.org
Although federal courts and many state courts only require that a process server be 18 years of age or older and a non-party, most process servers are representatives of private service of process businesses or certain law enforcement officers. For federal cases, a marshal may be used. In state cases, a sheriff’s department officer may be used.

The Importance of a Prenuptial Agreement

  January 2, 2015     By Ruvolo Law Group, LLC
Planning to get married? Be practical and get a Prenuptial Agreement done for the following reasons.

What Benefits Is My Same-Sex Spouse or Domestic Partner Entitled to?

  December 29, 2014     By HG.org
Due to a number of important Supreme Court decisions in the 21st century, married same-sex spouses are entitled to a number of benefits that were previously outside their reach. While domestic partners may be entitled to some benefits, married spouses are typically eligible for more benefits. Marriage is a factor in many federal benefits.

Domestic Violence: A Heavy Accusation

  December 25, 2014     By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
Domestic violence is a serious accusation and can have devastating effects on the life of those accused.

New Illinois Law Will Require Pregnancy Accommodations

  December 21, 2014     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
Illinois has seen many positive changes in support of women’s equality recently. In addition to signing an amendment to the Equal Pay Act that will centralize workplace discrimination investigations, Governor Quinn also signed into law a bill that will expand accommodations for expecting and new mothers.

The Christmas Tort, For Christmas Dishes You’ve Had to Eat and Lies You Were Told

  December 21, 2014     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
It’s time to give personal injury lawyers a tort that can improve the lives of people at Christmas. How long are family members going to suffer at Christmas after being served dishes that should have stayed in the 50's, for lies told to them by their parents, and for Christmas traditions they never agreed to take part in, without being able to obtain some type of relief for the distress, the stomach pain and heartburn they’ve endured? Well no more. It’s time for the Christmas Tort.

Bangladesh Child Adoption and Immigration

  December 21, 2014     By M. R. I. Chowdhury & Associates
Bangladesh is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore, when the Hague Adoption Convention entered into force for the United States on April 1, 2008, inter-country adoption processing for Bangladesh did not change. Bangladeshi law does not allow for full adoptions of Bangladeshi children.

Adoption of Ukrainian Children by Foreigners

  December 15, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
There are more than 25,000 of children living in orphanages in Ukraine. Of course, all of them want to find a carrying family and loving parents. Not only Ukrainians can give them such an opportunity to find home, but also residents of other countries can do. Fortunately, Ukraine is loyal to adoption of children by foreigners.

Paternity Suit in Turkey Under Turkish Family Law

  December 12, 2014     By Cindemir Law Office
Paternity Suits in Turkey under Turkish Family Law. Results of Paternity suits will enable the mother to request financial support from the father.

Seniors Should be Cautious When Purchasing Deferred Annuities

  December 10, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Financial Conduct Authority says the deferred annuities market is messy, so seniors and elders need to be more careful when buying.

Who Owns the Nursing Homes in California?

  December 9, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
When moving your loved one into a nursing home, you want the best. Except, that info isn't readily available to the public.

The Divorce Process: Decide or Have the Decision Made for You

  December 8, 2014     By Demmel Law Office, LLC
Decide or have the decision made for you. This phrase applies to pretty much everything in the area of family law. You can’t make any decisions for anyone else, but you can decide how you’re going to approach these challenges. If you don’t decide how you’re going to approach these difficulties, the decision will be made for you.

Surviving During the Holidays in a Divorce or Legal Separation

  December 8, 2014     By Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, PC
In Illinois, there are parents with physical custody of the children, often referred to as residential custody, and there are non-residential custodial parents with visitation rights. In any divorce in which the parties are parents, often, divorce lawyers will tell you that the primary issue is often the division of visitation time with the kids. The most sought after parenting time is during the holidays when families are expected to be together and the kids are not in school.

What Are My Rights Under Community Property Distribution?

  December 7, 2014     By HG.org
While the majority of states require that assets be distributed in an equitable division upon divorce, community property states view all property that was accumulated during the marriage to be the equal property of both spouses.

Business Valuation in Connecticut Divorce

When a previously married couple files for divorce, their property must be equitably distributed between the former spouses. Usually, the courts will follow what is known as an equitable distribution model to ensure fairness to both parties.

New Illinois Maintenance Law

In every Illinois divorce, the family law court decides whether one spouse must pay maintenance, commonly referred to as spousal support, to the other side.

Understanding the Routes to Different Child Custody Situations in California

The Child Custody and Visitation Process in California. Divorcing parents in California control their own future when deciding child custody arrangements. That is if they are amicable and can come to an agreement.

What Property am I Entitled to in an Equitable Distribution State?

  By HG.org
Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin use a community property distribution scheme to divide marital property. Alaska recognizes the community property scheme if the spouses agree to the arrangement. All other states use equitable distribution.

A Look on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in relation to RA 9262. Domestic Violence is an act of aggressive behaviour within the home and towards a member or members of the family such as but not limited to physically inflicting bodily harm to a spouse or children, verbally assaulting a member of the family, sexually abusing the wife, partner or even the children.

How to Tell if You Are Ready for a Divorce

Issues to review when contemplating a dissolution of marriage.

Important Differences Between Enforcement of Spousal Support Orders and Enforcement of Civil Judgments in California

Spousal support refers to an ongoing series of payments payable to one spouse over a specified duration of time after a divorce. For spousal support to be enforceable under California law, a judgment must first be entered by the court.

What Does “Best Interests of the Child” Mean?

  By HG.org
In the objective sense, the term “best interests of the child” pertains to the principles that are used to determine what will be best for a child in a particular circumstance. In general terms, the best interests of the child assessment is used to determine which services and orders will best serve the child.

Unlawful Provisions in Premarital Agreements

it is vital that any attorney drafting a prenuptial agreement know about unlawful provisions. Otherwise, a client may later be unhappy if provisions of a premarital agreement, or an entire premarital agreement, is later deemed to be invalid because of the inclusion of unlawful provisions. In addition to the information provided in this article regarding unlawful provisions, any attorney should be careful that they are complying with the laws in their specific jurisdiction.

Performance of California Nursing Home Chains

Many nursing home chains in California have been shown to underperform when it comes to quality-of-care, staffing, and inspection measures.

Battery Domestic Violence with Strangulation in Las Vegas, Nevada

Battery domestic violence is a misdemeanor case in Las Vegas Nevada. But a domestic battery by strangulation is taken more seriously and can result in a felony charge.

Evidence Needed for a Family Violence Protective Order

Seeking a protective order after an instance of family violence can be complex. A protective order can be used to help a victim of family violence feel safer by restricting his or her interactions with the alleged abuser. However, there are several elements that must be proven to ensure a court would approve a protective order.

Potentially Misleading Advertisement for Indexed Universal Life Policies by Insurance Marketing Organizations

Insurance marketing organizations may have been providing misleading Indexed Universal Life policy ads.

Family Limited Partnerships and Divorce: Structuring the Division

Family Limited Partnerships can present unique challenges in divorce litigation relative to the division of property and debt. It is vital to understand the key components, their structure and various valuation methods in order to effectively represent a client where a Family Limited Partnership is part of divorce proceedings.

Equity Indexed Universal Life Insurance Is Not For Most People

Indexed Universal Life Insurance policies are unsuitable for most people. Read on to find out why.

Child Emancipation and Disability in Colorado

Colorado child emancipation and disability cases can be complicated ones. This article addresses the basic issues with respect to state law.

Elder Abuse and Fraud Prevention

12 tips to help prevent elder abuse and fraud.

Indexed Universal Life Polices: Sales Illustrations Problems

Prospected high returns promoted by Indexed Universal Life policies (IULs) sales illustrations may not be that high in reality.

Seniors and Elders Remain Alert for Annuity & Insurance Scams

In the world of investment, seniors and elders are prime targets for financial scams. To protect yourself, read on to learn about the different schemes.

Indexed Universal Life Sellers Promise Higher Gains Than Actually Expected

Sellers of Indexed Universal Life policies have been projecting higher gains than what buyers may actually receive.

Hiring a Caregiver

If you have been thinking of hiring a caregiver for yourself or someone you love, read the following tips before you make a decision.

Abuse Tactics Used On Elderly Women

Abuse comes in many forms - emotional, physical, verbal, sexual - and to anyone - young or elderly. Learn how to identify abuse and prevent it.

From an Assisted Living Facility to a Skilled Nursing Facility

Learn what are the causes and reasons an elder or senior citizen may be transferred from an assisted living facility to a skilled nursing facility.

Divorce Can Derail A California Family Business

How a marital dissolution action can affect an family business in California.

Factors Elderly and Senior Investors Should Know

Investment risk factors seniors, elders, and their friends and family should be aware of.

Financial Fraud Schemes Victimizing Elders and Senior Citizens

There are many fraud schemes used by sellers intent on defrauding seniors and elders of their hard-earned money. Learn what they are to protect yourself.

Equity-Indexed Annuities

Equity-Indexed annuities are a type of deferred annuity that bases its returns on a stock market index. However, insurance companies have the option of using one of three calculation methods to determine the returns, and each has its own pros and cons.

Surrogate Mother from the Ukraine: Legal Grounds

It is not a secret that an average childbearing age in the developed countries has significantly increased. Many people in developed countries live for a long time "for him(her)self" and start thinking about children only at the age of 40. And if such an age is not a problem for a man, a woman, even with modern medicine, may have some difficulties with the childbirth. In most cases the surrogacy is the only way.

Whistleblower Failure-of-Care Claim Settled for $38 Million

Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped with whistleblowing.

Things to Know before Purchasing Deferred Variable Annuities

Seniors and elders, are you aware that deferred variable annuities may not be beneficial? If not, read on to learn about the risks of buying annuities.

If Your Spouse Files for Divorce While on Deployment

Even under the best of circumstances a marriage can be difficult and often times will not work out. Being a service member whose duty at times requires overseas deployment for long periods of time can lend even more strain.

Seniors: What You Should Know About Annuities

Annuities sound like a good idea for elders and senior citizens. However, the opposite may be true. Annuities are not right for everyone and seniors and elders should learn why before purchasing an annuity.

Barter and Bargain, Thrive and Survive

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has read / watched / talked about the economy this past weekend and gone, “Yikes!” Times are tough! This puts the emphasis on being very flexible, very opportunistic as it were, about how you stretch your precious few dollars and still get done what has to get done.

Agreeing to Valuation Dates in Minnesota

The holidays present a special challenge for families that are going through a divorce, a process which often brings with it disputes over emotional hurts, property, child support and alimony, custody and visitation and spousal support.

Illegal Evictions of Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Nursing homes can't evict elders based on ending Medicare coverage, lack of long term beds, or refusal to readmit after a hospital stay.

Minnesota Budget Cuts Affect Family Courts

Article XI of the Minnesota Constitution prohibits the State from running a deficit. When tax revenues are significantly lower than expected, the State must cut spending or raise taxes in order to balance the budget.

10 Things to Know About Divorce for Florida Residents

If you are a Florida resident and thinking about getting a divorce, there are several things you should keep in mind about Florida’s divorce laws. These items are important aspects to saving you time, sanity or both.

Uncomfortable Planning in Minnesota – Prenuptial Agreements

Minnesota statute § 519.11 authorizes the use of “antenuptial” agreements (prenuptial in every day language) in order to give parties the chance to disclaim any interest in nonmarital or marital property after they are married.

Getting Social Media Evidence Admitted In Court

Knowing the rules of evidence in your particular state is vital to getting social media admitted into evidence. Cross-examination is often a time where you get much of the information admitted. This is accomplished through showing them the information on their page to verify that the data contained on their page is authentic.

Nursing Home Elder Abuse Is Due To Understaffing

Studies show that understaffing is directly linked to elder abuse in nursing homes.

Illinois Adoptees Can Receive Original Birth Certificates Thanks to Illinois Adoption Law

Relatively new laws in the Illinois legislature have made it easier for persons who have been adopted to receive their original birth certificates. Both adoptees and surrendered persons born in Illinois may request a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate.

Male Nurses Accused of Committing Elder Abuse Faces Trial and Potentially Six Years in Prison

Two male nurses accused of committing elder abuse faces up to six years in prison if convicted at trial.

Medicare Conditional Payments Claimants Can Now File Private Cause of Action Lawsuits

Primary plan employers or carriers have to pay damages to both Medicare and individual lawsuits for failure to pay conditional payments.

Medically Underwritten Annuities

For senior citizens living with a chronic condition yet expect to live a long life, medically underwritten annuities may be the right annuity.

Prenuptial Agreement and Formalities of Execution

Is a prenuptial agreement1 that was not witnessed invalid? That is the exact question Ontario’s Court of Appeal addressed in Gallacher v. Friesen (“Gallacher”)2.

How Do You Determine Who Owes What Debt?

Divorce cases are already confusing without trying to figure out how all of the financial obligations are going to be divided between both parties. Many people think that they don’t have to worry about their debts because they can pawn them off on the other party. Just because you can get rid of the spouse, that doesn’t mean your debts are going to disappear as well.

Support The Passing Of Bills Dedicated to Protecting Elders From Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

This month, legislators passed a bill entitled The Residential Care Facilities for Elders Reform Act of 2014 (ACT), effective July 1, 2015.

Financial Elder Abuse Reported to Cost $2.9 Billion Each Year – And Increasing

According to a recent MetLife study, financial elder abuse is reported to cost $2.9 billion each year – and it's increasing.

Do I Have a Family Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer

  By HG.org
While some individuals are able to reach an amicable decision with another individual in a family law dispute and maintain a healthy relationship, the majority of individuals who go through these types of disputes can benefit from the assistance of having a lawyer.

We Got Married in One Country, Live in Another Now and Want a Divorce.

  By HG.org
Where do I find a divorce lawyer (where we live now or where we got married)? Many countries, including the United States, allow you to get a divorce there, even if your marriage occurred in another country. Laws can vary drastically between countries, so be sure that you consult with your attorney regarding the steps necessary to get a divorce and whether the divorce will be valid in the country where you are currently residing.


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