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What is Divorce Mediation?

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Many couples turn to divorce mediation to negotiate divorce agreements because it often takes less time, is less

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What is a No Fault Divorce?

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No fault divorce is where neither spouse is considered responsible for the breakup of the marriage

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What is a Trial Separation?

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A trial separation has no legal status – during a trial separation the law treats the couple

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What is an Uncontested Divorce?

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An uncontested divorce is a proceeding in which a person sued for divorce does not fight it

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What are Equitable Distribution States?

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Most states employ equitable distribution in dividing marital property. Instead of an even split, as in community property states,

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What is a Legal Separation?

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A legal separation is a finding by a court that the conditions or circumstances of a marriage make it intolerable

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What is a Marital Separation Agreement?

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A marital settlement agreement spells out the terms of the divorce and the relationship between the two spouses after

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What is an Out of State Divorce?

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A spouse can obtain a divorce in any state in which he or she is a resident, even

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What is a Fault Divorce?

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A fault divorce is one in which one party blames the other for the failure of the

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What is Alimony?

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Alimony is payments for the support and maintenance of a spouse, either by lump sum or on a continuing basis. Alimony

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