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By MyFamilyLaw Admin | Published: October 15, 2010
by Michigan Family Law Attorney, Miles J. Murphy, III You hear your friends joke about it. You may take a ribbing at your bachelor/bachelorette party. Your parents may even ask about it in secret. It seems to be on everyone’s mind. The unspoken words that are on most engaged couples minds: “Prenuptial Agreement”. *GASP* Often [...]
By MyFamilyLaw Admin | Published: November 8, 2009
The biggest difference between separation and divorce is that a divorce legally and permanently terminates the marriage, whereas legal separation...
Obtaining an Visas for a Foreign Spouse The Immigration Act of 1990 created the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery, a program that provides 50,000 green cards to citizens of countries that sent the least number of immigrants to the U.S. in the preceding five year period. The list of eligible countries changes each year depending upon [...]
Proving the Legality of Your Marriage with a Foreign Spouse One of the things couples are asked to do during a USCIS interview is to provide proof that they are legally – and truly – married. What this means is that a marriage certificate simply isn’t enough. Immigration wants to make sure that a relationship [...]
Obtaining a Visa for a Foreign Fiance A fiance visa is provided to foreign parties intending to marry a U.S. citizen. To get approval for this type of visa, you cannot already be in the U.S. and you’ll need to prove your intent to marry. This topic is covered in detail in attorney Ilona Bray’s [...]
Non-Immigrant Visas vs. Green Cards for Foreign Spouses
The Line Between Marriage and Cohabitation in Washington State A meretricious relationship is a term created by the Washington State legislature to define cohabitations that are marital in nature but not on paper. There are several factors that the court will consider when determining whether or not a relationship meets the meretricious definition. These include: [...]
Common Misconceptions About Alimony
By MyFamilyLaw Admin | Published: October 28, 2009
What You Need to Know About Grandparent and Caretaker Visitation If you are a grandparent or caretaker of a child, you may be faced with a challenge to your right to see that child at some time in the future. This often happens when the child’s parents divorce or when one parent dies and the [...]
Tax Filing Issues For Divorcing Couples One of the biggest tax issues that divorcing or separated couples face is the question of how to file their income tax returns. And a big question it is. In general, couples who were legally “married” on the last day of the tax year (typically December 31st) are allowed [...]
The Family Law Statutes that Affect You Where You Live Every state has the right to establish its own set of laws and regulations. As you can imagine, these laws can vary significantly so it helps to know the specific statutes in your state. Below is a list of state “Family Law Index” articles – each [...]
The Status of Property Acquired Before the Divorce is Final
Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce and Taxes
What do you do if you can't agree on everything in a collaborative divorce?
Moving Forward with Divorce if Your Spouse is MIA
How To Decide What's Best For You And Your Spouse
Dealing with the hiding of assets in a collaborative divorce.
Tips to Help You And Your Spouse Part Ways Amicably
Dissolving a Marriage Versus Erasing it From Record
While there are numerous ways to test paternity, many testing laboratories have begun market a new non-invasive pre-natal paternity test that can be performed as early as 13 weeks into the pregnancy.