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Divorce

There are two types of divorce - absolute and limited. An absolute divorce is a judicial termination of a marriage based on marital misconduct or other statutory cause arising after the marriage ceremony. As a result of an absolute divorce both parties' status becomes single again.

Several jurisdictions' statutes authorize limited divorces; the consequences of limited divorces vary from state to state. Typically, a limited divorce is commonly referred to as a separation decree; the right to cohabitation is terminated but the marriage is undissolved and the status of the parties is not altered.

Many states have enacted what is called no-fault divorce statutes. This is a response to outdated common law divorce which required proof in a court of law by the divorcing party that the divorcee had done one of several enumerated things as sufficient grounds for the divorce. This entailed proving that the spouse had committed adultery, or some other unsavory act. No-fault divorce eliminates this potentially embarrassing and undesirable requirement by providing for the dissolution of a marriage on a finding that the relationship is no longer viable. It is hard to tell whether no-fault divorce statutes are the cause or an effect of the rising national divorce rate in America. Look to various state laws for divorce law information.

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Annulment

In a marriage annulment (also known as “nullity of marriage”), the presiding judge will make a decision as to whether or not a marriage is legally valid. This action can be filed by a married person to restore the parties to the status of unmarried persons, as if they were never married. Because irreconcilable differences are not a reason enough for getting an annulment, these type cases are different from divorce cases.

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Child Support

Child support is the amount of money that the court orders one parent to pay the other parent every month for the support of the child (or children). California has a guideline for figuring out how much child support should be paid in all cases. Child support payments are usually made until children turn 18 (or 19 if they are still in high school full time, living at home, and can't support themselves). The court may also order that both parents continue to support a disabled adult child that is not self-supporting. In Los Angeles, custody and visitation issues may

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Separation

Separation, in the law of domestic relations, either a separation agreement, that is, a contract entered into between husband and wife by which they agree to live apart; or a judicial separation, a court decree that separates the parties to the marriage and provides for their living apart. Separation does not dissolve the marriage relationship. A separation agreement contains provisions for the custody and support of minor children, as well as for the division of property between the parties.

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