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Family Law

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...

How you can financially plan for life during and after divorce

When people think about divorce, they often consider things like legal fees and court costs. While it is important to plan for such expenses, it is just as important to plan for how your short-term and long-term expenses will change because of the divorce. It almost...

Addressing financial infidelity during a divorce

When embarking on the process of dividing assets during a divorce, each spouse logically looks for ways to protect their financial future. Minimizing losses takes center stage in many discussions at this time.  In some situations, property division negotiations may...

What Do You Need To Know About Your Finances During Divorce?

You already realize that your finances will play a major role in the divorce process. Dividing your assets and accounts can be one of the most contentious parts of a divorce. But what financial factors go into the divorce process? What should you know about your...

What are the requirements for a valid prenuptial agreement?

A prenuptial or premarital agreement is a smart financial move if you enter a marriage with a lot of assets. If your marriage ends, your spouse could have a right to any property you own, even if you owned it before marriage if you somehow comingled it with marital...

Tips for low-conflict co-parenting after divorce

There is no cookie-cutter way for how to split and carry out parenting duties after your settlement. The main idea is to keep a strong sense of teamwork for the sake of your children. Co-parenting plans require a lot of coordination and a good amount of interactions...