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How long does the divorce process take in Ohio?

It depends on the situation. The very basic guideline in Ohio is one year to 18 months for a divorce to be completed, depending on whether you have …

Answered by Andrea L. Cozza

How does a court decide who gets custody and physical placement of minor children in Wisconsin?

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, it is important to know your role as parents. Custody and physical placement are two similar, but …

Answered by Patricia L. Grove

Can My Family Law Case Be Resolved Through Mediation In Colorado?

Yes, mediation can be used to resolve family law cases such as divorce or child custody, as well as a wide range of other legal matters. In fact, if …

Answered by Kathleen Ann Hogan

How do you determine spousal support in a California divorce?

Determining spousal support (sometimes referred to as alimony) can be a stressful part of the divorce process, not to mention a contentious one. You …

Answered by Kiana Moradi

How do I find the best Texas family law attorney for high-net-worth issues?

Choosing the best family lawyer for a high-asset case in Texas (or any other state) is not as easy as it may appear. The term “family …

Answered by Lisa A. Vance

How is child custody determined in California?

When children are involved in a couple’s divorce, the question of child custody is one of the most important issues to be decided. Due to the …

Answered by Christopher R. Abernathy

How is spousal support calculated in Illinois?

Before explaining how spousal support is calculated, it is important to distinguish between the two types of maintenance. Temporary maintenance is …

Answered by Monika M. Blacha

When does it make sense to have a premarital or postnuptial agreement in Arizona?

Premarital (also called prenuptial) agreements are contracts entered into prior to marriage that generally address how income, assets and debts are …

Answered by William D. Bishop

How do you determine marital and nonmarital assets and liabilities in Florida divorce cases?

In all Florida divorce cases, marital and nonmarital assets and liabilities are defined in Florida Statute Section 61.075. For assets and liabilities …

Answered by Jason A. Brodie

How Will The New Federal Tax Law Affect Ex-Spouses Paying And Receiving Spousal Maintenance In Illinois?

Many spouses earn far less or much more than their significant other. If there is an income disparity between you and your spouse and you are going …

Answered by Dion U. Davi

Do you need a lawyer for a surrogate in California?

It is highly recommended that all parties involved in a surrogacy matter have independent counsel. This ensures that each party has an advocate when …

Answered by Dolores A. Contreras

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement in New York?

Marriage is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. While you are considering whether to get married at the Mandarin Oriental …

Answered by Jacqueline N. Newman

How does divorce impact my business or business assets in Virginia?

Businesses and professional practices, including their assets, may be considered part of the marital estate in Virginia whether or not they are …

Answered by Julie Hottle Day

Is there equal division of marital assets and custody between spouses in Michigan?

There is not necessarily an equal division of assets in Michigan.  Michigan is an "equitable division of property" state which gives …

Answered by Wade P. Jackman

What Is the Best Way to Find a Family Law / Divorce Lawyer in Georgia?

Going through a divorce or other family law matter can be a confusing experience, so enlisting the aid of a trained professional is usually …

Answered by Amy K. Waggoner

What can I do if I receive an "indicated" or "unfounded" letter from Child Protective Services in New York?

This Report of Child Neglect/Abuse could impact your future employment because of the fact that the existence of an "indicated" report …

Answered by John M. Zenir

How is alimony determined in New Jersey?

            Alimony, or spousal support, is paid from one spouse to the other following a …

Answered by Michele Crupi

How do you divide a business in a divorce in Minnesota?

 When spouses seek a divorce and one or both of them owns a business, the division of property and distribution of assets can be a bit …

Answered by Laurie Mack-Wagner

Why Do I Need an International Family Law Attorney in Texas?

International family law issues are complicated by the variations and interplay between laws of different countries, international treaties, local …

Answered by Laura D. Dale

What if My Spouse Flees from Texas with our Child to Another Country?

You may petition to invoke the protection of the International Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague …

Answered by Laura D. Dale

Do Both Parties In A Divorce Need A Lawyer In Colorado?

When divorcing in Colorado, both people do not have to hire an attorney, but it is strongly advised that both parties do so. Attorneys are bound by a …

Answered by Kathryn Tolison

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Divorce In Colorado?

Whether to hire a lawyer when getting divorced in Colorado is one of the most important decisions you can make. Even if the situation with your …

Answered by Kathryn Tolison

How do I value a business in a Florida divorce or family law for purposes of equitable distribution or property division?

In Florida, a business or corporation is part of equitable distribution or property division pursuant to Florida Statute Section 61.075. You first …

Answered by Joshua K. Friedman

What is equitable distribution or property division in a Florida divorce?

In all Florida divorce cases, the division of assets and liabilities, which is called equitable distribution, begins on the premise of an equal …

Answered by Jason A. Brodie

How do I choose a divorce lawyer and prepare for divorce in Rhode Island?

A divorce can significantly impact the family dynamics, finances, credit and future relationship of each family member in a different way. It is …

Answered by Brenda F. Rioles

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