Browsing Archive June, 2017

What Happens in a Divorce?

Once you have decided that your marriage is no longer worth saving, you will probably choose to get a divorce. There are a number of factors that come into play that determine what exactly occurs during the divorce process. If the couple has been married for a very short time and has no children, it is typically an easier and shorter process, especially if there is little property or debts between them. A divorce in which both parties agree that they want to dissolve the marriage is also an easy process. In some cases, there may be a good deal of debate, with the couple disagreeing over everything, which makes the divorce process much slower. Here is what to expect when you are going through a divorce.

File a Petition

First, a petition will have to be filed as the very first step in a divorce. This is necessary even when both parties decide they want to end the marriage. One spouse must file a petition with the court to request the divorce. This states the grounds for the divorce, which vary depending on the jurisdiction. There are no fault grounds that exist, such as irreconcilable differences, and fault grounds like abandonment or adultery. It’s important to hire a skilled Gig Harbob divorce attorney to help you to understand the laws so that you know what grounds to state in the divorce petition.

Temporary Orders

In some cases, one spouse may depend on the other for financial support. If one party has custody of the children or will have custody, they must ask for a temporary order for support and custody from the court. A good example is a stay at home mother who takes care of the house during the day. If she wants custody of the kids, she would have to also get a temporary child support order, which is typically granted within days. This temporary order remains in place until a full court hearing. If the spouse who filed the petition for the divorce, it’s important that they file requests for temporary orders at the same time. The party that didn’t file the petition should file for temporary orders as soon as possible afterward.

Service of Process

The individual who files the petition must also file proof of service of process, a document that proves a copy of the petition was given to the other spouse. Service of process is generally either dignified or undignified. In general, a process server may visit one party’s workplace to serve the papers if the process is undignified.

Response

The person who gets service of process must file a response. For a divorce filed on fault grounds, the individual may want to dispute the grounds, meaning they must address them in the response. That party can dispute the facts or state a defense to those grounds. If the individual disagrees about support, custody or division of property, it should be mentioned in the response.

Negotiation

When the parties disagree on issues, it’s important to negotiate them. The court can schedule settlement conferences to ensure that a resolution is met. If there is further disagreement, the court can order an evaluation of the children and parents by a social worker, lawyer or other person to represent the children. Property division and spousal support are other issues that require negotiation.

Trial

Anything that cannot be resolved by the spouses is determined at trial. A trial costs more money and generally takes more time. It can also have unpredictable outcomes, so it’s best to avoid going to trial.

Order of Dissolution

An order of dissolution ends the marriage. It also explains how property and debts are divided, support, custody and any other issues. If the parties negotiate to come to a resolution, they must draft this order and submit it to court. If it meets legal requirements, the judge will generally approve it. If the judge doesn’t approve, the court issues an order by the end of a trial.

If you are planning to divorce, contact an attorney at your earliest convenience. It will help the process to be that much smoother.

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England Dominate Six Nations Rugby

The 11th March 2017…What a spectacular day for English rugby. Even people with a passing interest in rugby will have felt proud that England were so convincing in the tournament and their match against Scotland showed why Eddie Jones and his talented team prove seemingly unbeatable over 2016 and in to 2017.

English rugby events fans will have felt little sympathy for visitors Scotland, who faced a 61-21 defeat and all eyes fell on what Super Saturday – 18th March – could deliver.

Jonathon Joseph scored an impressive three tries in the Scotland match and the team have spoken in the press about their intense training regime and focus which are clearly working in their favour.

On Steve Borthwick, Jamie George said, “I played with him for five years and the death stare he used to give me as a player isn’t half as bad as the one he gives me as a coach.”

On the 11th March England made it to 18 matches unbeaten which tied with New Zealand’s record.

The women’s England team beat Scotland 64-0 and their tally was at 4/4 wins. Kay Wilson scored an incredible 7 tries in this match.

The male Under 20’s team beat Scotland’s by 33-5 with captain Zach Mercer securing victory and bonus points.

18th March 2017: Potential greatness.

England could become the first to win three Grand Slams in one weekend as the men’s, women’s and men’s Under-20’s sides travel to Ireland, all with perfect records.

England’s Under 20s have already won the Six Nations rugby title for the 5th time in 7 years. They, like the men’s team, are looking to claim the slam.

The women’s match will decide their championship. It will be either Ireland or England who wins, both want it, who’ll achieve it? Neither has lost a match this championship.

England’s men have won the Six Nations Rugby already but they want to cement their place in history again by taking the Grand Slam for a second consecutive year. Ireland stand in their way.

The men’s matches:

  • Scotland vs. Italy at Murrayfield – 12:30.
  • France vs. Wales at Stade de France – 15:45.
  • Ireland vs. England at the Aviva Stadium – 17:00.

Rugby events hospitality experts have also excelled this year

Hospitality for Six Nations Rugby 2017 was in high demand and people are already asking firms including DTB Sports and Events in London about the hospitality for Six Nations 2018.

Rugby events VIP attendees took full advantage of the state of the art facilities, sumptuous dining and refreshment experiences and opportunities that took an outstanding sporting day and made it phenomenally luxurious and memorable.

Why be in the stands at Twickenham or one of its counterparts when you can savour the best of everything? You’re watching the leading athletes so do it in style.

Next year we’ll discover if the England teams can make history by winning again or whether the other teams competing in Six Nations Rugby will have found a way to steal the glory.

Be there and savour the atmosphere.

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