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Dealing with Pet Ownership in a Virginia Divorce

During a divorce, the fate of beloved family pets can become a contentious issue — sometimes resembling custody disputes. Unlike some states with specific laws regarding the disposition of pets, Read More

Safeguarding Custody Rights During Military Deployment

For Virginia's active duty military parents, deployment overseas can raise problems concerning child custody and visitation. Virginia law provides special protections to ensure that a parent's military service doesn't automatically Read More

Online Apps Can Improve Post-Divorce Co-Parenting

Joint child custody is the most common arrangement after a divorce in Virginia. Successful co-parenting depends on maintaining good communication and putting the child’s needs first. The details of co-parenting Read More

When Does an Uncontested Divorce Become Contested?

In Virginia, most divorces are granted based on no-fault grounds. The only requirements are that the spouses have been physically separated for at least six months — or at least Read More

How Can a Child’s Preference Influence a Custody Determination?

When divorcing parents contest custody over their children, Virginia law requires the judge to decide the matter based on what is deemed to be in the children’s best interests. In Read More

How Adultery Can Affect Property Issues in a Virginia Divorce

Most divorces in Virginia are granted on no-fault grounds, which means the spouses either have lived apart for at least a year or, if they have no minor children, for Read More

How Military Pensions Get Divided in a Divorce

When one of the divorcing spouses is attached to the military, his or her pension may be included in the marital assets that are subject to equitable distribution in Virginia. Read More

What Happens to the Family Home in a Divorce?

One of the most trying aspects of divorce is divvying up property, especially if there are valuable assets the spouses have acquired during the marriage. One of the most valuable Read More

Divorcing a Spouse Who is in the Military

Divorce can be more complicated when one or both spouses are serving in the armed forces. Although the cases are handled by state courts, there are rules and requirements that Read More

Divorce Agreements Can’t Put Romantic Restrictions on Parents

Divorce courts generally favor settlement agreements. The courts presume that each party is capable of negotiating a fair resolution of financial matters, such as division of property and payment of Read More

Special Rules for Property Division in Military Divorce

Members of the military and their families commit to a life of uncertainty, often including moves around the country and the world to meet the needs of our nation. In Read More

Important Steps to Take in Preparing for Divorce

Choosing to file for divorce, or learning that your partner has filed for divorce, can be a life-changing moment. Especially if your marriage has been of long duration, divorce can Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Grandparents’ Rights To Raise Grandchildren In Virginia

Unfortunately, divorce can be very unpleasant for all concerned, and sometimes child custody becomes a contentious issue. In some situations, grandparents may feel the need to request formal visitation rights, Read More

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 Read More

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