There are nine states in America whose laws regarding marriage, taxes and divorce make them community property states, as of 2015, according to These states include: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Neva... More » Government & Politics Law

As of 2015, there are nine states that follow community property laws, which are listed in the Internal Revenue Publication 555. It's important to note that for those with more than one home, in order to assess whether p... More » Government & Politics Law

As of 2015, Florida is not a community property state. In community property states, any money earned during a marriage or property paid for by those earnings is considered to be owned equally by both spouses. In common ... More »

Although divorce laws differ by state, FindLaw explains that a divorce letter, or a divorce petition, typically contains the name of the petitioner, the petitioner's spouse, the place and date of the marriage, the names ... More »

A divorce for a marriage performed in another country can be granted by a U.S. state court or a court in that country, says divorce support expert Cathy Meyer for Obtaining a divorce for a marriage in Jamaica ... More »

Divorce laws in California stipulate that a spouse or partner can end the marriage even if the significant other does not want a divorce, according to the Judicial Council of California. A spouse or partner cannot stop t... More » Government & Politics Law

While a divorce is a permanent end to a marriage, a legal separation allows couples to remain married despite living separately, according to Couples can file joint taxes and maintain joint health insurance an... More »