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November 2017 Archives

What factors will a Virginia court consider in property division?

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.

What to know about military divorces

The military lifestyle can be challenging for couples, especially when faced with long periods apart during deployments and the high stress level of a military job. When these stressors lead to conflict that becomes impossible to resolve and a couple with one or both spouses in the military decides to divorce, there are some factors that are different than a civilian divorce.

What to know about gray divorce

If you are among the rising number of people going through a divorce later in life, it is important to recognize that there are important considerations involved in doing so. According to U.S. News & World Report, the number of couples going through a divorce after age 50 doubled between 1990 and 2010, and often, these couples have issues they need to work through that differ from those faced by couples who divorce at earlier ages.

Seek legal advice when it comes to child custody in Virginia

Sometimes, a married couple has a rocky relationship from the get-go. Other times, people who were once very much in love find that over the years they have grown apart. Whatever the reason, it is not unusual these days for a married couple in Virginia to divorce.

Do-it-yourself divorce can lead to expensive mistakes

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.

What happens if a parent fails to pay child support?

If you are a parent receiving child support, or a parent who pays child support, you may wonder what happens if a parent fails to pay child support in Virginia. In general, there are a variety of different enforcement mechanisms when a parent has failed to pay child support according to a valid child support order.

How can collaborative law help me during my divorce?

There are many important divorce-related concerns that are likely to come up for divorcing couples and they are likely to encounter during the divorce property. Fortunately, the family law legal process provides different options to help divorcing couples resolve these concerns and help guide them through the process but they may wonder what some of them are. Collaborative law is an alternative dispute resolution option for couples who are divorcing that they should be familiar with.

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