Can I File for Divorce While Living Abroad?

Divorcing while you or your spouse lives abroad can be challenging. You’ll have to complete several additional steps, including figuring out where to file for divorce, navigating how to notify your spouse (who may be living in a foreign country), and possibly having divorce documents notarized, authenticated, and translated. Still, it’s possible to get divorced...
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Does it Matter Who Files First for Divorce?

Many spouses are caught off guard when their spouse files for divorce. Getting served with divorce papers can be a jarring experience. Courts take efforts to make sure that both the plaintiff and defendant in a divorce case receive equal treatment, but there are still some advantages to being the first to file for divorce....
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Can My Lover Be Subpoenaed in My Divorce?

Typically, divorcing spouses have a variety of professionals working with them, and they come with a variety of fees. You may be ultimately responsible for paying your attorney, appraisers, and accountants, and other types of experts. If you have children, the court could appoint a guardian ad litem to represent your kids’ interests or a...
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Requesting Money for Lawyer’s Fees

Even if you have no income, you may be able to hire a divorce lawyer and get funds from your spouse for fees. Courts typically won’t let one spouse use marital money to hire an attorney and leave the other spouse without representation. In this article for lawyers.com, I explain how to request money for...
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Requesting Money for Lawyer’s Fees

Even if you have no income, you may be able to hire a divorce lawyer and get funds from your spouse for fees. Courts typically won’t let one spouse use marital money to hire an attorney and leave the other spouse without representation. In this article for lawyers.com, I explain how to request money for...
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