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  • Deciding Where Possessions Go During a Divorce

    If divorcing couples are unable to agree on the distribution of their marital possessions, the court steps in and divides the property for them.

  • 6 Things to Do After Receiving Divorce Papers
      by HG.org

    Sometimes divorce is finally filed after years of separation and is well anticipated. In other cases, it comes as a complete surprise to the person receiving paperwork. After receiving divorce papers, individuals must take immediate action to protect their legal rights and future.

  • Income Used to Calculate Child Support in Texas

    Child support in Texas is calculated based on pre-existing guidelines that take into consideration a number of factors to arrive at a fair child support amount. One factor used to determine the amount of child support is your income level. Several different types of income are used to calculate child support in Texas.

  • Getting Child Support from Someone Outside the Country
      by HG.org

    While the United States recognizes the need for both parents to provide support to their children, other countries may not honor the child support orders that originate from the United States. Having a spouse who lives outside the country can make it more difficult to collect child support, there may be options available to the custodial parent.

  • Cohabitation under the New Alimony Statue: Whose Law Is it Anyway?

    By now most New Jersey residents are aware of the 2014 amendments to the NJ alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23.

  • Can I Extend Alimony?
      by HG.org

    Alimony – or spousal support as it is called in many jurisdictions – helps provide monetary payments from one spouse to the other spouse after a divorce or separation. Its purpose is to support the spouse receiving the payments during a specified period of time, usually with the goal of this spouse becoming financially independent. However, sometimes the recipient spouse may not yet be financially independent and may wish to extend the duration of alimony payments.

  • Can I Get Palimony?
      by HG.org

    Palimony derives its name from alimony that is paid to a person who was living with another person buy the two were not married to each other. It is similar to alimony, but the requirements to receive it may be heightened or not afforded in some jurisdictions.

  • Same-Sex Divorce Negates Woman’s Visitation Rights

    State laws prevailing over same-sex divorces are deficient, which creates a significant disadvantage regarding child visitation rights for same-sex couples who had children before they were legally married.

  • Grandparents’ Visitation Rights

    A recent Westmoreland County ruling could affect the way Pennsylvania courts handle visitation and custody rights of grandparents.

  • Proposed Law Would Shorten Divorce Waiting Period

    In Pennsylvania, there are three basic types of divorce. The first two are not based on fault, but rather on the premise that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

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