Family Law

Nesting is a solution for some divorcing families

When parents divorce, both future co-parents are primarily concerned with how the divorce will affect their parental rights and the children themselves. This worry and the knowledge that divorce often has negative effects on Alexandria, Virginia, children can lead...

How do I know if my spouse is hiding assets?

If you do not handle the finances in your marriage, divorce can be a scary idea, especially if you do not work or make very little. How will you live? How will you pay for an attorney? And, another concern is whether your spouse will hide assets, especially since you...

How do I figure child support in a high-asset case?

To some extent, determining child support in a high-asset case works the same as it would in another case. Virginia has a set of Child Support Guidelines, whose formula the courts in this state will use to determine how much financial support each parent should...

Five ways to prepare for your post-divorce financial realities

Divorce can be an expensive endeavor. And we don’t mean that in the context of attorney or court fees, but rather in light of how the property division process typically plays out. Under Virginia law, you and your spouse will have to equitably divide marital assets,...

Take these steps after you decide to divorce  

Divorce is one of the most difficult decisions you will make. But between the time you make this decision and file, you should take these steps. Tell your spouse Before addressing all the family law issues in your divorce, it is important to plan how you will tell...

Virginia spousal support—Part 2

Going through a high-asset divorce is procedurally the same as any other divorce. However, because the marital estate is larger, there are additional issues that arise that may not arise in a divorce with a smaller estate. One such issue is Virginia spousal support,...

How are digital assets handled in a divorce?

As millennials are beginning to divorce in larger numbers, the marital estate is growing as well. For this new generation of divorcees, the hot topic is digital assets and income streams and their inclusion into the Alexandria, Virginia, marital estate. Digital assets...

Virginia spousal support—Part 1

In our state, spouses have a financial duty to each other until they divorce. However, in some cases, that financial obligation may continue after divorce through spousal support or alimony ordered by a Virginia family law judge. Spousal support, generally Virginia...

How do you know when to divorce?

Not all marriages end in divorce, regardless of what the news may seem like some days. To be sure, some unhappy marriages should end, but it is hard for Virginia couples to know when a marriage is truly over, especially where there is still love in the relationship....

The impact of a divorce on your financial situation

If you are facing a divorce – particularly if it will be a high-asset divorce – you are probably wondering how the family law case will impact your financial situation. This is obviously a valid concern, because in the typical divorce case the assets are split down...