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Family Law

3 challenging prospects in property division

A divorcing couple will likely face numerous challenges as they move through the legal process. From negotiations centering on financial matters such as child support and spousal support to negotiations that must take lifestyle changes into consideration such as...

How to financially prepare for divorce

The saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," certainly applies to divorce. The more you prepare yourself ahead of time, the easier the process will be. And the less likely it will be that you will have to go back to get your divorce order amended...

How is spousal support determined in Virginia?

If a request for spousal support has been made during your divorce, it is useful to know how that is determined and how spousal support awards are made. Spousal support is based on the consideration of variety of factors divorcing couples should be familiar with if...

Should you divorce during the ongoing health crisis?

The ongoing health crisis and the time of lengthy social isolation has led to numerous life changes. The state of the world is leading some families to join together while others fall apart. Separations and divorces are believed to be more common now than before 2020....

Financial considerations before your divorce

Over the course of a marriage, individual finances often become intertwined. Even with both spouses maintaining separate careers and income streams, it is nearly impossible to remain completely independent. During the divorce process, the couple will have to carefully...

Understanding child custody in Virginia

When Virginia parents decide that it is time for their relationship to end and to begin a separation or divorce, they likely worry about how the process will impact their kids. Children can have different reactions and needs when their parents end their relationships,...

High-asset divorces present special issues

No matter a couple’s financial situation, a divorce can be a complicated and stressful process. Any divorce with minor children involved will mean the couple will have to work out their differences regarding custody, parenting time and child support. Also, a couple of...

What could lead you to receive sole custody in your divorce?

If your spouse has exhibited conduct issues throughout your marriage, their behavior may be reason enough for you to file for divorce. If you two have children, you may fear that, if you share custody, your spouse’s actions could put them in harm’s way. In this case,...

Worried about telling your kids about divorce? Here are some tips

There are a lot of difficult issues to deal with when it comes to divorce. While you might be worried about the financial ramifications, your primary concern is probably protecting your children. This starts with how you break the news of divorce to your children....

How living separately impacts grounds for divorce in Virginia

When a couple is seeking a divorce in Virginia, it is important to understand that there are certain laws the Commonwealth has in place before it can be granted. Many states in the union grant people a divorce simply because they say they have “irreconcilable...