What is the origin of divorce?

Answer Widely utilized today, divorce as an institution is traced back several thousand years years at least. During antiquity, rituals developed to bring an end to a marriage. These practices achieved an... Read More »

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What is the origin of no-fault divorce?

California was the first state to allow no-fault divorce. Governor Ronald Reagan signed the bill into California law in 1969. Prior to the introduction of no-fault divorce either the husband or wif... Read More »

Do both parties have to sign the divorce paperwork to make a divorce legal?

No, though if one party cannot be served with papers or refuses to sign them, the divorce process will be delayed. In such cases, the other spouse can request that the judge issue a default judgmen... Read More »

Mississippi Divorce Rules When One Party Refuses the Divorce?

A contested divorce is one in which one party refuses or disagrees with the other's request for a divorce. In Mississippi, court procedures for a divorce sharply differ in contested and non-contest... Read More »

Is a divorce final if only one partner signs the divorce papers?

If one of the spouses refuses to sign divorce papers, the divorce is not final. When this happens, a divorce action is filed in court--and is usually resolved one way or another during a trial.Refe... Read More »