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Divorce & Marriage

Marriage Laws: Chart With State By State Requirements
Age Requirements, Waiting Periods, Costs, Blood Test required?, Validity, and Residency requirements.

Ending Your Marriage (CA)

Name Changes (Consumer-SOS)

Changing Your Name On A Passport

Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) (CA)

Grounds for Divorce (CA)

Procedures for Getting a Divorce (CA)

Claiming Dependants On Your Taxes
Here are the 5 tests used to determine if you can take a federal tax deduction. Includes information on custodial and non-custodial parents.

For Specific Rules and Examples click Here and scroll to your situation.

Division of Assets (CA)

Division of Debts (CA)

Spousal Support/Alimony (CA)

Child Custody & Support (CA)

Child Custody/Support & Visitation (Consumer-SOS) 

Other Commonly Asked Questions About Divorce (CA)

What Should I Know About Divorce And Custody? (CA)
Grounds for divorce, various types, filing info, custody and visitation.

Are Common Law Marriages Valid In CA? 
No, unless parties first deemed married by another state.

Family Law 101 (CA)
FAQs on divorce, alimony and child support.

Vital Records Information (CA)
Where to get birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act:
If you're a reserve component service member called to active duty, you're protected by a law that can save you some legal problems and possibly some money as well. Under the provisions of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, you may qualify for any or all of the following: • Reduced interest rate on mortgage payments. • Reduced interest rate on credit card debt. • Protection from eviction if your rent is $1,200 or less. • Delay of all civil court actions, such as bankruptcy, foreclosure or divorce proceedings. (All 50 States & DC)
Scroll down to your state and learn everything from residency requirements and where to file, to property distribution and support & custody issues. (All 50 States & DC)
Scroll down to your state for divorce related issues such as child custody, dividing property, establishing paternity, Enforcing child support orders and  much, much more.

Divorce Central (All 50 States & DC)
Info on
grounds for divorce, alimony, custody and support. Also has links to state help groups such as the courts, Department Of Human Resources and legal aid.

Marriage & Divorce Laws of the Fifty States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
This table links to the marriage & divorce laws of the states and attempts to summarize some of their salient points. 

States That Recognize Common Law Marriage

Where To Write For Vital Records (50 States & DC)
For birth, death and marriage certificates, divorce papers and more.

Divorce Decrees & Credit (Myths)

How To Protect Your Credit In A Divorce

Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDROs) Booklet
Things to consider relating to your pension savings if you’re getting a divorce.

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