Married couples in Virginia spend years or even decades accumulating property. They may have purchased a home, furniture, electronics, artwork, automobiles, stocks and more. Of course, not every union is meant to last, meaning that some couples may eventually face the prospect of divorce. That being said, spouses may not be so keen to let go of the property they spent so much time and money accumulating.
The end of a marriage is often a time of sadness, anger, frustration, confusion and other turbulent emotions. You may feel like your heart is breaking, or that you are losing your sense of your place in the universe. By contrast, the process of divorce itself is often largely about money.
Property division concerns can be significant during divorce and couples divorcing in Virginia may wonder what to expect and how their property will be divided. Virginia is one of the states that follows equitable property division rules when dividing property when a couple is divorcing. Divorcing couples are permitted the opportunity to resolve property division concerns for themselves but if they are unable to do so, the family law court can step in and help.