Divorce Advice: ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH DIVORCE DEPRESSION AND WONDERING WHEN WILL I GET TO A POINT OF ACCEPTANCE? Divorce Advice: Will Divorce Depression last forever? How Can I get past this feeling of loss? by Marion TD Lewis filed in Divorce Advice/Q&A Divorce advice is a tough category and topic for me. I try not […]
If your spouse does not answer after 30 days, you are likely to get your divorce by default, meaning the trial court will sign the judgment of divorce and that should be the end of the matter.
If your spouse is rich they may be ordered to assist you financially with paying for your divorce lawyer and paying spousal support.
HOW TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN A NEWSPAPER By Marion TD Lewis The other day, someone emailed to ask me how to file for divorce in a newspaper. “Good question,” I thought. Well, first, by “file for divorce in a newspaper” I am thinking you mean “serve your spouse the divorce papers by publication.” If […]
Courts no longer follow the rule that custody of the children, even the very young ones, automatically goes to the mother. I can’t tell you how many times I am asked this question by mothers who feel that just because they are “Mom” they should have custody.
DO I HAVE TO GET SEPARATED BEFORE GETTING DIVORCED? The answer to that question is not usually. Not in most states. You don’t HAVE to get separated before getting divorced. There are a few exceptions as far as a mandatory pre-divorce separation that include North Carolina which requires a one year separation before filing divorce. […]
CHANGING YOUR NAME BACK AFTER DIVORCE: WHAT ARE THE RULES? The rules and procedures for changing your name back after divorce may vary slightly depending on what state you live in. In New York State, for example, it is required that a statement is included in the Divorce judgment stating that either spouse may resume […]
Is your ex volatile, erratic and unpredictable since the divorce and so now you need to set up guardrails? Are you dealing with a scary ex who has become volatile, erratic and unpredictable since the divorce? You are not alone and you are not crazy to worry that this person could be a threat to […]
Step-Parent Visitation Rights: Does Former Spouse Have Legal Custody/Visitation Rights to Ex’s Kids Who She Raised From Birth But Did Not Adopt? I think the short answer to this is yes. Step-parent visitation rights are recognized in many jurisdictions. But it depends on where you live. Because, normally, I would have been inclined to […]
CAN GRAND PARENTS LIKE KRIS JENNER WIN CUSTODY OF GRANDKIDS? It sounds totally crazy but it is possible that grandparents could win custody of minor children during a particularly protracted divorce battle where parents are both deemed unfit. This happened recently in Lisa Marie Presley’s case, I believe, where her mother Priscilla Presley was awarded […]
Question: Which is better collaborative divorce or litigation? Answer: by Marion TD Lewis Filed in Divorce Advice/Q&A How You divorce Can Make a Big Different in Your Emotional Life Attorney Eric Beal is a collaborative divorce lawyer in Texas and he wrote this article 5 Good Reasons NOT to Choose a Collaborative Divorce and it’s […]
Q&A: What if Anything Can I Do When My Spouse’s Lawyer Brings in Fraudulent “Experts” To Prove Me “Unfit”?
Hme…this is a tough question. Divorce in Connecticut has a booklist of interesting books for “protective moms” going through divorce in the American court system and one of the books is called “Whores of the Court; The Fraud of Psychiatric Testimony and the Rape of American Justice,” by Margaret A. Hagen, PhD. The book was written […]
An exclusion order is a type of order of protection. You can only get an exclusion order if you and the abuser are living under the same roof. There are other types of orders of protection that you can get based on “intimate” nature of the relationship you share with the abuser. This is in […]
This is a good question! Normally, I would say that getting your child support order modified would require you to show changed circumstances of some sort before the court would change the order. Heading back to work after a divorce – especially if you have been a stay at home custodial parent – is definitely a […]
The more people who stand up and refuse to “take it” the quicker this form of discrimination in the court system (discriminating against litigants with disabilities) will change.