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Filing for divorce: Financial issues to keep in mind

When you got married in Virginia, you likely thought about your wedding day plans long in advance. Even if yours was a simple ceremony, you no doubt envisioned the way you wanted things to look and how the celebration should unfold on the big day. This is true for most important occasions in life. It usually takes a bit of forethought and planning to prepare for life's milestones.

Not all significant events that require planning are joyous and celebratory. For instance, you probably did not expect to divorce your spouse. How well you prepare for divorce, however, may have serious long-term financial implications. Entering into a divorce should be thoroughly considered and prepared for.

Proving a parent unfit in a Virginia child custody case

As in most states, Virginia judges typically believe that children fare best in divorce when they can spend time with both of their parents. If you're preparing to fight for sole custody of your children because you believe your ex's presence is a detriment to their well-being, you may have your work cut out for you in court.

It's not easy to convince the court that a parent is unfit. The court must carefully investigate such accusations to make sure that the children's best interests remain the central focus of all proceedings. No judge wants to deny children access to one of their parents if the allegations against him or her prove false. Therefore, if you plan to claim that your ex is unfit, you'll need to support your claim with evidence.

What Is Retroactive Child Support?

There is a difference between a parent who doesn't pay their child support obligations and a parent who has yet to be ordered to pay for child support. In cases where a paying parent is issued a retroactive child support order, they are required to pay support for a specific period of time before child support is officially granted.

How to Handle Marital Separation During Your Divorce

Divorce can be a slow moving process, and sometimes, couples have to spend years resolving their divorce disputes. Legal separation is usually the first step that spouses take when they decide to get a divorce. This crucial step is often overlooked by most people, but it might end up being the most important day of your divorce case. In this blog, we explain ways you can handle your divorce that will help you not feel too overwhelmed.

Getting Through Valentine's Day After Your Divorce

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and for those who have recently divorced, this day can bring back meaningful and romantic memories of their ex. Although Valentine's Day can be a painful reminder of why your marriage came to an end, it can also be a good time to reevaluate what you want out of your life now that you are divorced. In this blog, we explain what you can do to get through Valentine's Day after your divorce.

Enforcing a Court Order in Family Law

Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Enforcement

If your ex is not upholding his or her end of the court order in your divorce, it can be detrimental in more ways than one. Court orders for spousal support, child support, and child custody are often the first to be dismissed after a change of circumstances in an ex's life. This is also the unfortunate result if an ex-spouse is angry, jealous, or otherwise acting out of emotion. Depending on the cause of the disruption, you can pursue avenues to get things back on track or choose to hold them in contempt of court.

Who Gets Pet Custody?

Negotiating the terms of a divorce settlement can be a complicated and stressful process for everyone involved. This process can become even messier when a couple has pets. Pets have a special place in their owner's hearts, which can lead to major custody disputes. In this blog, we explain what you need to know about pet custody when it comes to divorce.

Child Custody Tips for the Holiday Season

Although the holiday season is supposed to be a time for families to get together and enjoy each other's company, divorced parents often have to deal with the stress of child custody disputes during this time of the year. It is important to remember that the holidays should be about creating happy memories with your children, and not about getting into a heated argument with your ex. In this blog, we explain a few tips that can help take away the stress of sharing custody during the holidays.

What to Look for in a Family Law Attorney

If you are involved in a legal dispute with your spouse or other members of your family, you will need to find a skilled attorney who can guide you through the legal process and explain your rights under the law. However, finding the right attorney for your case can be confusing, especially if this is your first time dealing with a legal matter. In this blog, we tell you what to look for in a family law attorney.

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