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March 2018 Archives

Is it better or worse to keep the family home in a divorce?

Our homes are where we go to relax after a long day at work and where family memories are made. Married couples in Virginia may find that the family home is one of their most emotionally and financially valuable assets. Perhaps that is why the family home becomes such a sticking point if a couple decides to divorce. Both parties may be fighting over who gets to keep the home. Sometimes one party wants to keep the home, but the other party wants to sell it. When it comes to deciding what to do with the family home couples need to look at the situation objectively.

Claiming a child as a dependent on one's taxes post-divorce

Parents in Virginia may wish to take advantage of claiming their child as a dependent as they prepare their annual income tax returns. When a child's parents are married, doing so is relatively easy. However, if a child's parents are unmarried things can become murkier.

How are pensions handled in a military divorce?

A military marriage can be difficult. Some military couples in Falls Church may be able to work through an active deployment and other ways being in the military can disrupt a marriage. However, other military couples will find that these difficulties are simply too much to handle, and they are best off divorcing.

An overview of child support guidelines in Virginia

Parents in Virginia understand that it takes money to raise a child. This is true even if the parents are divorced. Despite the fact that their relationship has ended, they are still both obligated to support their child financially. While the custodial parent supports the child by having the child live with them, the noncustodial parent may be ordered to pay child support.

We assist Virginians with questions about spousal support

Every family in Virginia has a different dynamic, particularly when it comes to their careers. Sometimes both spouses work outside the home and earn relatively the same amount of money. However, sometimes while both spouses work outside the home, one spouse earns significantly more than the other. In addition, sometimes one spouse will stay out of the workforce entirely, while the other spouse works outside the home to support their family. So, what happens when a lesser-earning or homemaking spouse goes through a divorce? How will they get by financially?

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