Your divorce will be contested if either you or your spouse:
- Does not want to get a divorce
- Disagree about the grounds (legal reason) for the divorce
- Disagree about what will happen with your children, your property or your finances after the divorce
Because the judge will require detailed information in order to decide the outcomes on the issues you disagree about, your contested divorce will require you and your spouse to go to Supreme Court a number of times.
Your divorce will be uncontested if you and your spouse both want to get a divorce and you both agree about the grounds (legal reason) for the divorce. You must also agree about what will happen with your children, your property and your finances after the divorce.
Her Justice cannot help you get a divorce if:
- You do not have legal grounds (reason) for a divorce
- You do not know where your spouse lives or works and cannot locate him
- Your spouse does not live in the United States or its territories
Her Justice does not assist with separations or annulments.
Reina talks about the abusive relationship she escaped from with the help of Her Justice.
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When Natalie* met Dominick*, she lived in Jamaica and he lived in the United States, though he was a native of Guyana and maintained a house there. A year later he brought Natalie to Guyana, expressing his intention to build a life there with her. For the next seven years, Natalie lived in Dominick’s house in Guyana and he lived in the U.S., visiting her a few weeks each year. Eventually, Natalie and her daughter from a previous relationship joined Dominick in the U.S. and they were married.
Soon thereafter, Dominick began abusing Natalie, physically, financially, mentally and emotionally.Read the whole story Are you eligible for help from Her Justice