Legal Issues Surrounding Divorce

Written by Maui

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A service of process is then required. This is to prove thatrepparttar petition has reachedrepparttar 119164 other party as well. A response is then needed fromrepparttar 119165 other party. He or she must file a response torepparttar 119166 petition, and is allowed to either disputerepparttar 119167 grounds or defend himself or herself from them. Disagreements on custody or property division should also be filed withrepparttar 119168 response.

A negotiation forrepparttar 119169 division of property and custody comes next. The court usually letsrepparttar 119170 couple and their respective lawyers handle this, but if they cannot agree on anything,repparttar 119171 court has to decide for them. Children are usuallyrepparttar 119172 responsibility of social workers, whomrepparttar 119173 court calls in to check onrepparttar 119174 living conditions of each spouse if it is fit forrepparttar 119175 children. A trial then ensues, to smooth out issuesrepparttar 119176 couple couldn’t resolve by themselves.

Finally, an order of resolution is given, which endsrepparttar 119177 marriage and containsrepparttar 119178 division of property and debts. Ifrepparttar 119179 couple has negotiated these issues themselves, they can write their own order of resolution and submit it to court. If it meetsrepparttar 119180 requirements,repparttar 119181 judge approves it.

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Are You Entitled to Claim Disability Benefits?

Written by Paul Hood

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Completion of allrepparttar requirements does not necessarily mean that your application will be approved. A caseworker from SSA and a caseworker fromrepparttar 119163 state Disability Determination Service (DDS) will have to determine if your claim is valid and recommend a decision regardingrepparttar 119164 status of your application. If your application is approved, your SSI benefits will include cash payments at a minimum of $579 per month for an individual or $869 per month for a couple (2005). Your state may supplement this amount. The federal amount is adjusted in January of each year, depending onrepparttar 119165 U.S. cost of living.

You will also be eligible for Medicaid, food stamps, rehabilitation, and home care if necessary.

However, not all applications are approved. Fact is two out of three persons who apply for disability benefits are initially rejected. What you can do is make an appeal for reconsideration of your case. Appeals have a good chance of winning provided that your disability is indeed valid.

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