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December 2017 Archives

Divorce and remarriage can lead to complex family relationships

Many divorcees ultimately remarry, creating a blended family. In a blended family, there will be stepmothers, stepfathers, stepchildren and half-siblings, among other relations. Now, researchers are exploring how this will affect the function of these families in the United States.

Tips for preventing international child abduction

If you share a child with someone who hails from another country and the relationship between the two of you has become acrimonious, you may have justifiable concerns about your child’s other parent. More specifically, you may have fears about your ex attempting to abduct your son or daughter and return to his or her country of origin, which can raise a wealth of problems.

When might collaborative law be appropriate in a divorce?

Does getting a divorce in Virginia always mean the two spouses have to duke it out in court? Not necessarily. Sometimes, couples prefer to work out their issues out of court. Doing so may save them time, money and stress. Therefore, in addition to litigation, couples seeking a divorce may also want to consider either mediating their divorce or utilizing collaborative law to reach a resolution on their divorce issues.

Keeping the holidays magical after divorce

The winter holidays are upon us. It is a time for family traditions, cherished memories and giving to others. Most parents want their children to have a magical holiday season, so if this is their first (or second, or third) holiday season post-divorce, they may be concerned about how their child is going to handle it. The following are some tips for Virginia parents who find themselves in this situation.

How will a court determine the best interests of the child?

When a child's parents divorce, transitioning from being part of a couple to being single presents certain challenges. However, no matter how they are handling the split personally, parents should make sure that their child's physical, mental and emotional needs are still being met. For this reason, when courts in Virginia make child custody decisions, the standard they use is the best interests of the child. To determine what a child's best interests are, the court will take into account certain factors.

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