"Matrix" Mastermind's Divorce Mess.
by Joal Ryan - May 21, 2003, 3:30 PM PT
Before he entered The Matrix, Larry Wachowski was Bound. So, at least he's familiar with the feeling. Wachowski, who with brother Andy hatched and helmed The Matrix trilogy, as well as the 1996 noi ... More details
Abandonment occurs when a spouse ends cohabitation without justification, without the consent of the other spouse, and without the intent of renewing cohabitation. In many states, to be legally considered abandonment, the spouse has to leave for at l ... More details
ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF FOOD STAMP MOTHERS NEVER MARRIED.
In 1993, about 40 percent--2.1 million of the nation's 5.3 million mothers receiving food stamps--had never been married, according to a study released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.
And these never-married mothers bet ... More details
About Marriage and Divorce in 1998.
During 1998, 2.3 million marriages and 1.1 million divorces took place in the United States. That breaks down to about 6,200 marriages and 3,100 divorces a day. ... More details
Absolute divorce is the final ending of a marriage. Both parties are legally free to remarry. ... More details
Advantages to a no-fault divorce.
The one benefit to no-fault divorce is the victory does not go to the spouse with the greatest number of complaints. Each divorcing spouse is seen as contributing the same amount to the death of the marriage, so a more equitable agreement is possible ... More details
After the divorce action is filed.
After the divorce action is filed, either spouse can ask a court for temporary orders on matters like spousal support and child custody, support and visitation. Also, if a spouse is harassing the other, a court can issue a "restraining order.&qu ... More details
An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her. ... More details
Alabama Divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
The judge has full discretion to award an allowance for maintenance to either spouse, if such spouse has insufficient property to provide for his or her own maintenance. This award may be made out of the property belonging to the other spouse, unless ... More details
Alabama Divorce - Approved grounds.
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage; Voluntary separation for over 1 year; Complete incompatibility of temperament, as a result the parties cannot live together. ... More details
Alabama Divorce - Child custody.
Custody of any children of the marriage may be granted to either parent. Factors to be considered are:
(1) the age and sex of the child; (2) the safety and well being of the child; and (3) the moral character of the parents. ... More details
Alabama Divorce - Child support.
The court may order either parent to provide child support. There are official Child Support Guidelines contained in the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration: Rule 32. These guidelines are presumed to be correct unless there is a showing that the ... More details
Alabama Divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
There is no legal provision in Alabama for mediation or counseling. ... More details
Alabama Divorce - Property Distribution.
There is no statutory provision in Alabama for property division. Under Alabama case law, Alabama is an "equitable distribution" state and the judge has full discretion to divide any jointly owned real estate or personal property, but does ... More details
Alabama Divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
Wife may resume her maiden or former name upon divorce. Ex-husband may prevent his ex-wife from using his last name after divorce. ... More details
Alabama Divorce - Where to file.
Circuit Court in: county where defendant lives, county where parties lived when separated; in county where plaintiff lives if a non-resident of Alabama. ... More details
Alabama Uncontested Divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
Default judgment may be granted but only if evidence is presented to support your motion. However, acceptance and waiver of service is allowed if signed by both the defendant and a witness. Effective January 1, 1997, there is a 30-day waiting period ... More details
Alabama Uncontested Divorce - Legal Separation Provisions.
If the filing spouse wants the divorce limited to a divorce "from bed and board," it may be granted for cruelty or for any of the grounds for which a standard divorce is granted. ... More details
Alabama Uncontested Divorce - Residence Requirements.
A spouse filing for divorce must be a resident of the state Alabama for at least 6 months if the other spouse is a non-resident of Alabama. ... More details
Alaska Divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Maintenance may be awarded to either spouse for support. The award may be made as a lump sum or may be ordered paid in installments. Any fault of the spouses may not be taken into account. Factors considered are:
(2) position in life of ... More details