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Divorce Law Related Questions

Filing for a divorce is an emotional situation regardless of the reason. In most states you do not need reasons or grounds for filing a divorce. Divorce law differs from state to state, so knowing how to file for divorce can sometimes be a daunting task. If you are wondering how to get a divorce or have divorce questions, qualified legal experts on JustAnswer can provide answers quickly and affordably. Below are the top five divorce questions on JustAnswer.

Do I need a lawyer to file a divorce?

You may not need a lawyer to file the divorce, as long as both parties are in total agreement and will not contest the divorce. You also need to be aware that disagreements and misunderstandings can arise after a divorce is granted if all aspects and implications of the divorce are not addressed beforehand. Many times, it would be easier and safer to hire an attorney to act as your appointed counsel if you do not know the laws within your state. If you have specific divorce law questions, the Lawyers on JustAnswer can also provide you with quick and affordable answers.

When a no-fault divorce is filed and spouses agree on everything, can a spouse contest it before it goes to court? Do we need grounds to file a divorce?

When a divorce application is filed, either of the spouses can contest the divorce prior to signing the final divorce degree that is granted through the court. You both should agree totally on the divorce in order to file a no-fault divorce without a lawyer. In most states, you do not need grounds to file a divorce, especially if both spouses are in agreement. However, if you have any specific questions about your individual case or regarding divorce laws and their implications, you can ask a Family Lawyer on JustAnswer.

What is the recourse if a respondent violates a court ordered divorce decree?

You have full recourse to file a petition for contempt of court order in the state where the divorce was granted. The law in the state that you were granted your divorce will determine what legal action the court will take against the respondent. The severity of the violation can also play a role. Since each situation is unique, if you have specific questions regarding violation of court ordered divorce, you may contact the Lawyers on JustAnswer to get your divorce law questions answered.

Can I file for a divorce even if my spouse lives in another country?

You may file for a divorce regardless of where your spouse is located as long as you are a resident of the state in which you file your divorce petition. Once you file for divorce, your spouse must be served a divorce summons. If you do not know his or her exact whereabouts, there could still be other recourse that you can take, depending on your exact situation.

If I have a prenuptial agreement in a different state, can I file for divorce in the state in which I live now?

You may file for a divorce in the state in which you now reside, as long as you have resided in that state for the period set out by the state. This period and divorce laws can vary from state to state. The state you currently live in will acknowledge the prenuptial agreement as long as it does not conflict with other state or local laws. If you are not sure of the laws in your state of residence, the Experts on JustAnswer can answer your questions for a nominal fee.

A divorce can be quite stressful and confusing. The legal process of filing and receiving a divorce degree can either make the process simpler or more traumatic, depending on how well informed you are about the divorce laws and the legal courses of action available to you. Lawyers on JustAnswer frequently answer questions related to divorce law. You can benefit from the insights and direction provided by these Experts — quickly, easily and affordably.

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