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Family Law

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...

Will your divorce necessitate a QDRO?

If you and your spouse face a divorce, you need to pay particular attention to your respective pension or retirement plans when constructing your marital property division agreement.  As SmartAsset.com explains, if any of them are covered by the Employee Retirement...

How does Virginia handle parental relocation?

Your relationship with your kids in Alexandria can often be independent of that which you share with their other parent. You not being together as a couple does not necessarily also mean that you do not still have a strong bond with your children. It can, however,...

How can a contentious tone affect a divorce?

The effects of divorce are different for everyone. Even the nicest person can let their worst instincts take over when it comes to how they speak about or interact with their spouse. But it’s essential to understand that even a momentary lapse of judgment can harm a...

What are emotional affairs?

Extramarital affairs can take on many different forms. While most people think of infidelity in the traditional sense, an emotional affair can also take a serious toll on a marriage. This guide explains a few of the hallmarks of an emotional affair, so you can make...

How long will spousal support last?

Whether you pay or receive spousal support, one thing you will want to know is how long it will last. There are many variables when it comes to making decisions about spousal support, including for how long payments will go on. The ultimate decision lies with the...