It depends. Matrimonial law is determined by each state, rather than the federal government. In Missouri, a state court may recognize a foreign country divorce decree under the discretionary legal... more
Step #1: Meet with an experienced divorce attorney,to be educated about the process and what to expect from the court.
Step #2: Either have an attorney prepare file the divorce petition for you, OR... more
I have practiced law in Rutherford County, Tennessee for nearly twenty years. In that time, I have handled hundreds of divorce cases and child custody cases. However, I know that some citizens of... more
What is a divorce?
Divorce is the final, legal ending of a marriage by court order. If you have a divorce case in court, you may hear lawyers and court staff call it a matrimonialaction. The person... more
Obtaining an absolute divorce is necessary to change a spouse's status from married to single. If married, it is necessary to obtain an absolute divorce before a spouse can marry someone else. In... more
Kentucky's first attempt at comprehensive family court rules came in January 2011. The rules govern divorce, separation, child custody, child support, parenting time and visitation, property division,... more
Sometimes in Florida a case will be referred to a general magistrate for a hearing or trial.Often the rationale for this is to alleviate crowded Circuit Court dockets and for the parties to get a... more