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Clients will often come to attorneys with a draft of a prenuptial agreement hoping to cut down on the cost thinking they have already done a majority of the work. What many clients do not realize is that there are several formalities in every state which must be met in order for the agreement to be found legal and valid.
Should I move out? I hear this often from those contemplating divorce. Typically, its the husband asking and he is initiating the divorce.
"Loose Lips" - Close Friends and Some Therapists Can Be Forced to Reveal Your Secrets in a Divorce Trial
oyce was on the witness stand and clearly uncomfortable. She had been subpoenaed to testify at the divorce of her best friend, Monica, and was being forced to reveal what Monica had confided to her. Thankfully, Monica had not been unfaithful, but she had confessed that the divorce was wearing her down, making her depressed, and affecting her ability to care for her two young children.
Is it okay if I go out on a date? asked my client. He had filed for divorce and taken his own apartment. After fighting with my wife for two years, Id like be to be with someone who is glad to have me around.I get this question all the time as a divorce attorney. And, my simple answer is always the same Not until your divorce is final.
The court may award spousal support to either spouse, but a spouse seeking maintenance must request it in the divorce complaint. In determining the need, duration, and amount of maintenance, the court considers the finances of the spouse requesting support, the time needed for schooling or training to help the petitioning spouse find a job, the earning capacity of each spouse, the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage, the duration of the marriage, the age and health of both spouses, and the conduct or misconduct of the spouses during the marriage and divorce.
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