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Category Archives: Divorce

What Virginia Statutes Apply to Grandparents’ Custody and Visitation?

How Virginia Courts rule on grandparent’s rights varies from case to case, depending on the individual circumstances involved. It is understandable that grandparents who form close bonds with grandchildren want to maintain ongoing contact through visitation. When conflicts arise between parents and grandparents, a Virginia Beach grandparent custody attorney can help you resolve your issues. […]

What Happens with GI Bill Benefits in a Military Divorce?

Military service members often put their own lives in danger to serve their country. Yet, when they leave the military and enter civilian service, the adjustment is significant. The GI Bill, passed in 1944, provides service members with benefits to deal with medical conditions, disabilities, hardship and obtaining college degrees and technical or vocational skills. […]

What are Military Divorce Rates?

Military members often face tremendous stress involved with their jobs or careers, which makes a stable marriage an important support for job performance. Yet, as in other industries, military members also get divorces. A Norfolk military divorce attorney can help you handle all aspects of a military divorce. According to Military.com, military divorce rates declined […]

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Separation Agreement?

A Virginia Beach separation agreements attorney can help you review your marital situation and determine whether to work out a separation agreement or even use separation as grounds for divorce when divorce is your objective. Under Virginia statute § 20-91, when you live separately with no co-habitation continuously for one year or for six months […]

What is Marital and Separate Property in a Virginia Divorce?

In a marriage, sometimes the lines become blurred between what is marital and what is separate property. After all, couples married for a long time share many assets together and often co-mingle assets that started out as separate before marriage. The lack of clarity usually does not matter until couples decide to divorce. Then, who […]

What Is A Bed And Board Divorce In Virginia?

According to the Virginia Bar Association, the commonwealth recognizes two types of divorce: divorce from bed and board (a mensa et thoro) and divorce from the bonds of matrimony (a vinculo matrimonii). You may be familiar with the more common divorce from the bonds of matrimony, which is a full legal end to a marriage, […]

Can Emails and Social Media Communications Be Used in a Contested Divorce?

Many written records of conversations exist today through social media, emails, texting and other forms of digital communication. In the past, courts were often at a loss to rule based on the “he said, she said” aspect of evidence. Increasingly, courts allow digital media records including emails, Facebook postings and text messages as evidence during […]

In a Marriage Breakdown, Who Generally Files for Divorce, Men or Women?

Many people find it surprising that women file for the greatest percentage of divorces. When considering divorce, a Chesapeake divorce lawyer can help you weigh your options and understand the potential consequences involved with divorce. According to a report published by American Law and Economics Review, most women are in a worse financial state than […]

What Is The Difference Between Divorce And Annulment In Virginia?

There are major differences between a legal annulment and a legal divorce in the commonwealth of Virginia. While a divorce ends a legal marriage, the marriage is still viewed as having been valid under the law prior to the divorce. An annulment takes the extra step of actually voiding the marriage, “as if it had […]

What are Some Possible Tax Consequences of Divorce?

By working with a Norfolk divorce attorney in conjunction with your tax accountant, you can be aware of options that minimize the tax consequences of divorce. Capital gains taxes, income taxes and the tax consequences of alimony are the main factors to consider. Property division often involves the sale of stocks and real estate. By […]

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