Divorce FAQ

Getting Divorced: Where Do You Start

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If you are contemplating divorce or perhaps you know that your spouse is, it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure that you are protecting your rights and interests. In Virginia, getting divorced requires the parties to address every aspect of their marriage including their property, their children, and financial support. Having a …

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How Does Adultery Affect Divorce?

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While no divorce is easy, divorces involving adultery can add new layers of complexity. Not only can they be especially emotionally straining, but there are also significant legal implications. If you are facing a divorce that involves adultery by either or both spouses, consider speaking to an experienced Virginia divorce attorney as soon as possible. …

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What happens to TSP during divorce?

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Federal government employees and those who serve in the armed forces can prepare for their financial future by contributing to a Thrift Savings Plan, or TSP. A TSP is a special type of retirement savings and investment plan that is similar to a 401(k). If you are going through a divorce, protecting your financial future …

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How Do You Start the Divorce Process?

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If you are contemplating divorce or perhaps you know that your spouse is, it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure that you are protecting your rights and interests. In Virginia, divorce requires the parties to address every aspect of their marriage including their property, their children, and financial support. Having a knowledgeable …

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How to Ask For a Divorce: 5 Tips for the Tough Conversation

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If you have come to the decision that a divorce is the best option for your family, you are likely now trying to figure out just how to ask for a divorce. Asking For Divorce The Right Way Divorce may be an emotional and stressful situation, but there are some steps you can take to …

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How Long Does Spousal Support Last?

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If you have found yourself undergoing a divorce, you may be wondering about the details of spousal support. Spousal support (sometimes referred to as “alimony”) has a complex history and a very individualized application. Several factors go into determining how spousal support will typically be ordered. One of the questions that many people have when …

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How Do You Prepare For Separation In Virginia?

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In Virginia, you’re either married or you’re divorced. The courts don’t recognize a legal separation in Virginia, so there is no legal middle ground as in other states. If you choose to dissolve your marital relationship, you must file a divorce complaint against your spouse. Your complaint must cite grounds as to why you deserve …

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What are 10 Divorce Documents Your Lawyer Will Need?

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Divorces are complicated, even when two spouses are civil and willing to cooperate with one another. There are several divorce documents that your lawyer will need to help ensure that the division of property and other aspects of the divorce are fair. Here are 10 documents that your lawyer will need from you during the …

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Divorce and Pension Payout: 9 Things You Need To Know

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Dividing assets during a divorce is generally a complex situation, even in the simplest of divorces. Adding pension plans into the mix only serves to make it even more confusing. While pensions earned during your marriage are usually considered to be joint assets, how they are divided and the method of pension payout after a …

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What are the grounds for divorce?

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No-fault divorces require a waiting period of one year and that both spouses agree to the divorce. The waiting period can be shortened to six months if there are no children and both spouses sign a marital settlement agreement. For both waiting periods, the spouses must have the intent to divorce. Fault divorce grounds are …

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