Monthly Archives: June 2011

Uncontested Vs. Contested Divorce

Uncontested divorce offers many advantages because it is a simpler way to divorce a spouse. Uncontested divorces are less expensive, they save time and energy, and usually carry far lower emotional costs than contested divorces. Uncontested divorce allows the spouses … Continue reading

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Pro Se Divorce Filing Saves Money

Many couples today end marriages without incurring huge legal bills. In this routine, when the spouses agree to the terms and conditions of their divorce, one of them files pro se and the other either participates and agrees or defaults. … Continue reading

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Oral Deposition Vs. Affidavit in Virginia

In the state of Virginia certain courts require an oral deposition to be taken and recorded by a court reporter or clerk. Most counties will permit a sworn affidavit to complete this task but a few counties are more strict … Continue reading

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Mandatory Mediation and Counseling

Certain courts throughout the U.S have put in place mandatory mediation attendance for contested divorces, one in which the spouses cannot agree on how to resolve their issues. The goal of this is to try to eliminate litigation. The court … Continue reading

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Coming to an Agreement Regarding Your Divorce

Agreeing on everything is not always possible, which many say is the route of the divorce in the first place. If you look at your relationship with your soon-to-be-ex spouse as one of a business nature, you may find a … Continue reading

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Filing for Divorce by Mail

We are often asked if a divorce can be filed by mail. In just about every county in the U.S. the courts do have mail-in procedures. This is utilized mostly by those that are abroad or overseas in the military. … Continue reading

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Divorcing Outside of the United States

If you were married in the U.S. but no longer live in the U.S, then chances are you cannot divorce in the U.S. Those who move abroad as a married couple and longer meet the residency requirements in any state, … Continue reading

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Why Have a Separation Agreement?

It is simple. A separation agreement puts everything you and your spouse have agreed to in writing. Verbal agreements do not hold up in court and are nothing for than “he said…she said”. A separation agreement makes sure you and … Continue reading

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It is Over Two Months and I Have Not Heard from the Court

If you have submitted your initial divorce paperwork, are waiting to hear from the court, or you are not sure what you should do next, we suggest calling the clerk at the courthouse. The clerk is the one facilitating your … Continue reading

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I Want to Get Married… Am I Divorced?

After a long separation, many spouses are unable to locate their spouse to find out wether or not they are still married. This causes a dilemma for those that want to remarry. What should you do? The first step would … Continue reading

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