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Blog Posts in June, 2012

  • Protect Yourself From Huge Wedding Debts

    || 30-Jun-2012

    Wedding costs can put a high amount of stress on a new marriage. Often newlyweds find themselves in debt just as the couple starts their new life together. This strain in finances can quickly lead to arguments and discord in the relationship. In the U.S. weddings average between $19,223 to $32,039. Add anywhere from another 50-100% more if the wedding included custom services and products, ...
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  • The terms sound very similar, and many people call both by one or the other's name and they are used interchangeably. In fact, they are slightly different. A Separation Agreement is a contract between husband and wife that is entered into prior to a divorce being final. The Separation Agreement is meant to settle any issues that may exist between the parties, such as property, alimony, debts, ...
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  • Depending on the service you choose (NORMAL, FAST, or RUSH), your divorce can be completed in as little as 4-6 weeks. Find out why below. The number one questions we get is "how much time does it take until I'll be divorced?" Everybody wants a speedy divorce, but just how much time it will it take depends on which type of divorce you are qualified to get. There are two kinds, called ...
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  • Starting the Divorce Process

    || 26-Jun-2012

    You have decided to go ahead and get an uncontested Pennsylvania divorce. Now you are wondering what you have to do to get started. Below is a run-down of some the basics, including what you will need to fill out on the online form and questions you may want to consider. Don't get overwhelmed. These are just some standard questions and the online intake form will take you only about five ...
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  • Religious Annulment vs. Legal Annulment

    || 25-Jun-2012

    Due to the difficulty infrequency in obtaining annulments, Cairns Law Offices does not handle annulments. If you think you may want to try to get an annulment, know that there are two basic types of annulments in Pennsylvania. The first one is a religious annulment and the second type is a legal annulment. These annulments are very different and a religious annulment does not mean the same thing ...
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  • In order to be divorced in Pennsylvania and for Cairns Law Offices to help you, either you or your spouse needs to be a resident of the state for at least 6 months prior to the divorce being filed with the court. You both do not have to be a resident of Pennsylvania, only one of you. You can live anywhere in Pennsylvania that you want to live. You can live together with your spouse or you can live ...
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  • 5 Benefits of Divorce

    || 23-Jun-2012

    Recovery from divorce is a challenging journey, but there are benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Don't let anger and resentment keep you from moving on with your life. Of course, realize that feeling and processing these "heavier" emotions is also part of a process, as well. Like the old adage goes - there are no mistakes, just lessons to be learned. Through these lessons you ...
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  • The Strain of an Incarcerated Spouse

    || 22-Jun-2012

    When your spouse is incarcerated, it creates a tremendous strain on your relationship. By reading this blog it indicates that you are already considering moving on with your life and seriously contemplating an uncontested divorce. You are not alone. It has been documented that within the first year of incarceration 80% of marriages end up in divorce, and for female inmates the divorce rate is ...
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  • Is it necessary to go to court or attend hearings?

    || 21-Jun-2012

    In the state of Pennsylvania, when you and your spouse are in agreement for divorce this is called an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is sometimes also referred to as a "simple" divorce or a "no-fault" divorce. You do not have to go to court or even attend hearings to obtain an uncontested divorce. Although you do not have to attend court there is a residency ...
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  • 115 years later - Giant Turtles Divorce

    || 20-Jun-2012

    On the lighter side of divorce, even turtles after having said "I do" (115 years ago) decide it's time for a divorce. In Austria's zoo two giant turtles have had enough of each other. Bibi, the female turtle, decided enough was enough and bit off a big chunk of Poldi's shell. She didn't stop with that either, she continued attacking Poldi until zookeepers were forced to ...
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  • Life After Divorce - Declutter your Closet

    || 19-Jun-2012

    Divorce is an opportunity to redefine you. You realize your identity is no longer tied to being part of a couple, but now you are a single individual. A great place to start is with your closet. Are you opening up your closet and not finding any inspiration? Do you wear the same outfit two to three times a week? Do you feel that you never have anything to wear? Here are some questions to consider ...
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  • Grey Divorce on the Rise - Baby Boomers Divorcing

    || 18-Jun-2012

    In the last past two decades "grey divorces" have risen. What is a "grey divorce", you ask? It is a divorce between people age 50 and above, and they have doubled in number. Surprisingly, for people sixty-five and over, the possibility of divorce actually quadrupled (that's 4 times as many). These are normally long term marriages which have spanned from twenty to thirty ...
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  • 5 Questions to ask Before Starting a Military Divorce

    || 17-Jun-2012

    Going through a military divorce is painful. You are not alone, last year military divorces hit an all time high since 1999. There are a lot of reasons military divorces continue to increase. Causes for divorce stem from years of deployment to increased war time activities, both in preparation and actual combat duty time. This leads to intimate relationships being tested and often ending in ...
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  • Courtney Cox Files for Divorce & Name Change

    || 15-Jun-2012

    Courtney Cox Arquette has not only filed for divorce against David Arquette, but is changing her name. She has filed to legally remove Arquette as part of her last name. Along with the divorce papers filed, Cox no longer wants to carry her estranged husband's name and has requested that her name be restored to Courtney Cox. After twelve years of marriage, Cox has made the decision to move ...
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  • What is the "Cairns Method" of getting a divorce?

    || 12-Jun-2012

    There is now a simpler way of getting an uncontested divorce - an online divorce. No longer do you have to spend time and money traveling to see your lawyer or to go to court. Plus, you'll never wonder when your attorney will contact you or wonder where your case stands. We have developed a convenient and seamless online solution for you. Here are some things to note about the Cairns method of ...
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  • Welcome to our Divorce Law Blog

    || 1-Jun-2012

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our Pennsylvania Divorce Law Blog. You can subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking here.
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