Category Archives: Family law

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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National Adoption Month: Important Legal and Estate Considerations for Your Growing Family

November is National Adoption Month, which aims to raise awareness about adoption and children who need permanent, loving homes.

Thousands of children are adopted each year in the U.S., bringing joy to them and their adoptive families. If you are in the process of adopting or have recently adopted a child, now is a great time...
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What New College Students Need to Know About HIPAA

The Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to provide guidelines to the healthcare industry for protecting patient information and privacy.

For minors, this is a non-issue because parents, as legal guardians, have access to their children’s medical information and are the ones making most of the medical decisions, as well...
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