Your State Divorce &
Divorce & Marriage
(All 50 States
Learn everything about your state
residency requirements, where to file, 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.
Creditor Demand Payment From Me Even When My Divorce Decree Says My Spouse Must
Pay off This Loan?
Absolutely. Regardless of what the divorce decree says, the lender is still free
to collect from anyone who signed for the loan. The divorce agreement is simply
the court ordering which of the two debtors should be responsible. The lender, who was never
at the hearing to represent itself, is not bound by this decision. While the
court has no power over the lender, it still has power over you and your ex-spouse. So if your ex spouse is not
following the court order, get the court to intervene and compel their
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.
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 Tax Rules and Examples click
Here and scroll to your situation.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act - SCRA (Google)
The SCRA provides a
wide range of benefits and protections to those in
military service who are on
active duty. This includes special treatment of service members in court
proceedings. It can also affect your child custody case in significant ways too.
SCRA covers issues such as civil judicial
proceedings, rental agreements, security deposits, prepaid rent,
evictions, installment contracts, phone payment plans, credit card interest
rates and credit reporting/debt collection, mortgage interest rates, mortgage
foreclosures, automobile leases, life insurance, health insurance and income tax
payments. The SCRA also provides certain benefits and protections to service
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.
That Recognize Common Law Marriage (See Common Law Marriage FAQ)
On Marriage & Name Changes (Not State Specific)
Includes keeping your maiden name or hyphenating it.
To Write For Vital Records (50 States & DC)
For birth, death and marriage certificates, divorce papers and more.
Decrees & Credit (Myths)
How To Protect Your Credit In A Divorce
Qualified Domestic Relations Order
Things to consider relating to your pension savings if you’re getting a divorce.
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