Category Archives: Family law

Estate Planning After Your Divorce Decree

You have recently divorced your spouse and the judge has signed the divorce decree. Now what?

Although you may feel as though you have spent enough time and money on lawyers, there is one last attorney you need to talk to: an estate planning attorney. If you and your former spouse had estate planning done together...
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The Basics of Spousal Support, Child Custody and Child Support in Virginia

The laws governing support and custody both during and after a divorce are not cut and dry, and much depends on the approach of the representation each party engages.

While every situation is unique and has its own nuance, here are some basic things to know about how spousal support, child support and child custody is...
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How Are Property and Debt Divided at Divorce?

Virginia statutes provide for the "equitable" distribution of the marital property and marital debt between the parties at the conclusion of the divorce.

"Marital property" consists of all jointly-titled property as well as all other property, other than separate property, acquired by either or both of the parties from the date of the marriage through the...
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What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Virginia?

Given the percentage of marriages that end in divorce, nearly anyone could be affected in some way by a separation or divorce.

Dissolving a marriage often involves property rights and financial matters, and can raise complicated legal problems, especially when children are involved. But before the complicated details can begin, there has to be ground for...
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