Divorce

Get help navigating a divorce from beginning to end with advice on how to file, a guide to the forms you might need, and more.

Sharing Fido: Does your state have pet custody laws?

Conflicts over a pet can be just as important to divorcing spouses as any issue when both spouses have developed a special connection to a companion…

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The Divorce Process

The Divorce Process A divorce starts with a divorce petition. The petition is written by one spouse (the petitioner) and served on the other spouse…

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Changing Your Name After Divorce

More than happy to give your ex-spouse's last name back to him or her after your divorce? Here's how you do it legally.

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Pros and Cons of Long-Term Separation

A recent study concluded that while the vast majority of married couples who separate will eventually divorce (within three years), approximately 15…

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How Divorce Varies By State

Divorce varies by state, and the differences can be very important. Find out which parts of the divorce process vary the most and how you can prepare…

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Dividing Assets: What to Do in a Divorce

In a divorce, what was once called "ours" splits into "his" and "hers." While you can easily agree not to live together, what will happen to the…

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Are You Eligible for No-Fault Divorce: A Checklist

If you’re considering getting a divorce, you may benefit from getting a no-fault divorce, which is usually easier and faster.

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Is Covenant Marriage the answer to a rising divorce rate?

To its supporters, covenant marriage is the answer to America's rising divorce rate. To critics, it's a rigid constraint that makes an already…

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Top 10 Things NOT to Do When You Divorce

The divorce process can be a particularly emotional and vulnerable time. Don't make these common mistakes.

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The Risks of Failing to Make Court-Ordered Child Support Payments

What happens when a divorced parent fails to make court-ordered child support payments or to make them promptly?

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