Blog Posts in 2015

  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

    || 23-Jul-2015

    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made a historic ruling in favor of nationwide same-sex marriages. In what is considered a victory for the gay rights movement, the court’s decision states that to deny same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional. As a result, all 50 states, including the 14 states that previously held bans, must now grant and recognize these marriages as ...
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  • What are the grounds for an annulment?

    || 29-Apr-2015

    When a court approves an annulment in California, the marriage is declared invalid, as if the marriage had not taken place at all. The state does not have any minimum or maximum time stipulation for filing for annulment; however, there are certain grounds for a marriage to meet to be eligible to be annulled. The couple seeking an annulment needs to be able to prove at least one of the grounds for ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

    || 5-Mar-2015

    Uncontested divorce is just as it sounds—a divorce in which both spouses arrive at decisions as to the terms of the divorce without needing to go to trial. Truly uncontested divorces are rare in that disagreements are common, the key being that spouses do not require a court to agree on the specific terms of their divorce. Each divorce hinges on the couples deciding on the following issues: ...
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