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What Do You Need to Know When Seeking a Civil Union?

The Colorado Civil Union Act has been in effect for about four months now and is still a point of controversy and debate. Regardless, it is law and grants long awaited for equal rights to same sex ...
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Understanding Fathers’ Rights in California

Knowing the rights and responsibilities of a father in the state of California is important to fathers and mothers alike. These legal rights are valid whether the mother and father of a child are ...
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Why Mediation is the Best Divorce Process

Everyone has heard of or seen the most difficult way to get a divorce, which is through contested courtroom litigation. In that scenario, both sides are represented by their own attorney who will ...
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California Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements have grown in popularity in recent decades and have become well-known through media reports concerning celebrity marriages and divorces. In California, prenuptial agreements are ...
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Why choose a collaborative law divorce in Connecticut?

Going through a divorce is generally a very stressful experience. It can also be an expensive proposition in divorces where the couple contests the issues, requiring courtroom appearances, evidence, ...
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Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

In late June of this year, the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in allowing same-sex couples entitlement to federal benefits. The Court also declined to make a decision regarding a case in California which ...
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Gay Marriage Gaining Approval Here and Abroad

The New York Times reported earlier this month that the California Supreme Court denied a request by backers of Proposition 8, which is a proposition that bans gay marriages in the state. The Prop 8 ...
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Pennsylvania Divorce: Easy Style with E-Divorce System

John and Marsha were Pennsylvania high-school sweethearts who got married right after college. John went on to become a computer analyst for a high-tech firm while Marsha taught elementary school in ...
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High-Earnings by Women Affecting Marriages

A research paper published by three economists from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business shows evidence that old-fashioned concepts about who should earn the most money in the ...
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Pennsylvania Divorce Facts

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that 70,120 marriages took place in the state in 2012 while 36,345 divorces or annulments were completed. Compare this to 1950 statistics where 89,669 ...
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What is a Cohabitation Agreement and Do You Need One?

Nearly everyone has heard of prenuptial agreements and even post-marital agreements. Not everyone, however, may be familiar with cohabitation agreements. These are agreements between those who cohabit ...
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How Mediation can Facilitate Your Florida Divorce

In Florida, you can have the option of divorce mediation as opposed to courtroom litigation. Divorce mediation offers a less costly, less time-consuming, more private and causative alternative. This ...
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Alimony Reform Pushed in New Jersey

Those who wish to change New Jersey alimony laws are pushing legislation which has bipartisan support in the state. Their aim is to end the current concept which allows for permanent alimony which ...
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The Basics of a Nevada Divorce

Nevada's divorce process is based on "no fault," which means that proving wrongdoing on the part of a spouse is not a part of the procedure. The grounds for a divorce in Nevada are the ...
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Modifications of a Nevada Divorce Court Order

Once your divorce has been finalized, it may seem that the process is over. Divorce decrees, however, are never final because circumstances can change in your life, your ex-spouse's life, and the ...
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Important Facts about Maryland Divorce

Like the rest of the nation, Maryland employs no-fault divorce which means that blame, fault, or wrongdoing is not part of the divorce process. No-fault divorce allows the court to dissolve a marriage ...
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Maryland Child Custody Facts

As in other states, courts in Maryland base child custody determinations on what is in the best interest of the child. This can be a rather vague term leaving lay person wondering: what does that ...
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Preparing for Your California Divorce

Divorce can be a difficult and painful experience. As much as you would rather not think about it, preparing for the divorce process is important. Proper preparation can make a difference in your ...
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California Parenting Rights

In today's world, mothers no longer have preconceived rights to child custody. Whether it is put into practice by every judge on a daily basis, California law states child custody is a matter that ...
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The Complexity of Second Divorces

As quoted by many sources, the divorce rate hovers around 50 percent for first marriages in this country. Second marriages have an even higher rate of divorce, generally stated to be around 67 ...
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