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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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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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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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Divorce Filing Fees

Filing fees are paid to the court at the time of filing the initial paperwork. Once you pay the filing fee, you are assigned a case, cause, or docket number depending on the state. This is the number that will … Continue reading

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Dismissing Your Divorce Case From the Courts

Just because you filed for divorce does not mean you have to follow through with it. Many divorces throughout the U.S. are filed and then dismissed from the court because the spouses have reconciled. Sometimes it takes the action of … Continue reading

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Signing the Marital Settlement Agreement

Your Marital Settlement Agreement outlines and resolves the issues of your divorce. This document is typically referenced and incorporated into your final judgment or decree which grants you your divorce. This document is signed in front of a notary and … Continue reading

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