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    Alimony

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    Alimony‚ also known as maintenance‚ is a process in which after certain couples get divorced‚ one has an obligation to provide financial support to the other. Alimony is based on several factors such as‚ length of the marriage‚ age‚ current income‚ future financial aspects‚ health‚ fault in marital breakdown‚ and even gender. The regulations for alimony are based on outdated social traditions and rely on aspects of the marriage that should not be associated with alimony. PARAGRAPH 1: Description

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    Alimony & Spousal Support

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    Spousal support‚ or alimony‚ is based on an outdated social tradition that it is a man’s responsibility to support women because they are weaker‚ incapable of being equal to men‚ and better equipped to raise children. However‚ this is not the case in today’s society and our alimony laws need to be changed to reflect modern times. Spousal support traces its roots back to a time when divorce was considered rare and indissoluble. As a result‚ a husband and wife remained married even after they had

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    DIVORCE DIVORCE AND SEPARATION: AN OVERVIEW A divorce formally dissolves a legal marriage. While married couples do not possess a constitutional or legal right to divorce‚ states permit divorces because to do so best serves public policy. To ensure that a particular divorce serves public policy interests‚ some states require a "cooling-off period‚" which prescribes a time period after legal separation that spouses must bear before they can initiate divorce proceedings. Courts in the United States

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    Family Law Study Notes

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    October 15‚ 2012 Cashman v. Cashman‚ 256 N.W.2d 640 (Minn. Ct. App. 1977). Facts: Barbara Cashman wife of Charles E. Cashman‚ appeals the decision made on a dissolution of marriage action where the court held that Barbara did not need permanent alimony and should return to nursing to support her financially. Husband and wife were married for almost 28 years and have nine surviving children. In 1984 at the time of marriage‚ wife was a fully qualified nurse‚ however‚ has not worked outside of the

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    cohabitation

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    Cohabitation agreement helps a couple get treated like a married couple‚ such as when applying for a mortgage or working out child support. However‚ in some other areas‚ such as property rights‚ pensions and inheritance‚ they are treated differently. Save from unnecessary cost and litigation should their cohabitation break down.Regulate their property rights and what arrangements might be made for mutual financial support‚ dealing with debt‚ caring for children‚ etc. A cohabitation agreement will

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    impact and state requirements by the Child Support Enforcement and Establishment of Paternity Act of 1974 will be discussed. Child support‚ guidelines‚ enforcement‚ duration‚ and tax implications will be analyzed. The difference between permanent alimony‚ lump-sum support‚ and rehabilitative support in spousal support will be examined. Classification of property‚ marital property division and valuation‚ distribution‚ and tax implications will be highlighted. The significance of Levy v. Louisiana and

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    Relationship and human have been alongside together since people were born. There are various kinds of relationship such as friendship‚ family‚ even or love. Love is a type of relationship that is very common for people‚ especially for men and women. A marriage would be occurred when a couple love each other enough; in the opposite way‚ when they could not be together anymore‚ they divorce. Divorcing impacts many sides and that includes difficulty for children‚ legal effects‚ and relationship changing

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    marriage‚ some couples opt for a pre-nuptial agreement to feel financially and emotionally secure. A “prenup” may provide protection from the partner’s debt loads‚ prevent business concerns from getting divided‚ ensure spousal support in terms of alimony‚ and guarantee child support and remarriage rights and even work on custody issues. WHY COUPLES OPT FOR PREMARITAL AGREEMENT Marriage in most cultures is considered a sacrament‚ thus the idea of introducing a contractual agreement between parties

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    Changing Divorce Laws Americans do just about everything a bit more spectacularly than most other people. That includes marriage and divorce. The United States has the world’s highest divorce rate and it also leads in the rate of remarriage after divorce‚ an occurrence that frequently boosts the statistics by leading to yet another breakup. Americans‚ in short‚ appear to be marrying more and enjoying it less. This situation distresses clergymen‚ sociologists and anthropologists‚ who rightly regard

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    Uncontested Divorce Cases

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    All too frequently divorce can be drawn-out‚ acrimonious‚ and stressful. When both spouses agree that the marriage must end‚ however‚ and are resolved to obtain a divorce as quickly and easily as possible‚ the law provides a means for them to do so. They may file for an uncontested‚ or no-fault divorce‚ if all the terms are agreed upon. State governments generally do what they can to make uncontested divorces more attractive‚ in order to reduce the number of contested divorce cases that ultimately

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