Category Archives: Divorce Courts

Filing For Divorce Without a Lawyer

Many people go to family court without a lawyer. A person who moves through his or her court case without an attorney is called a pro se filer. He or she is a self-represented litigant (SRL) The number of self-represented … Continue reading

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Courts and Families of the 21st Century

Many people have a mental picture of family life that looks like Ozzie and Harriet, but families of the 21st century come in all shapes and sizes. The nuclear family –┬áDad at work, Mom at home and two kids in … Continue reading

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One Family – One Judge

Judicial continuity through the life of a family law case, such as divorce or custody, enhances decision-making because the judicial officer becomes familiar with the case, the parties, and the issues that brought them to court. Called the OFOJ model, … Continue reading

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Attending the Divorce Hearing

If a hearing is required it is the last step in the divorce, and usually the legal end of the marriage. At the divorce hearing, the judge grants the divorce, and after the hearing, the court issues a divorce decree … 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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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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What is the Proper Amount of Child Support?

Each state has child support guidelines that will help you determine what amount the court would suggest based on variables such as the income of each spouse and the number of overnights. The method of determining child support with the … Continue reading

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