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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.

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.

Is it a Good Idea to Wait Until My Kids Are Older Before Getting Divorced?

Many couples in unhappy marriages decide to stick it out until their kids reach a more mature age. Parents often come to this decision because they feel it would be better for the children to have two parents around. What tends to happen with couples like this is that they immediately get divorced once their kids go away for college or move out on their own.

Why You Need to Learn to Manage Negative Emotions During Your Divorce

Divorce can be a very complicated and stressful process when there are children involved. When you get divorced, it can bring a lot of ugly and negative feelings to the surface. This can sometimes lead people to act in ways they might later regret. For many people, going through divorce proceedings makes them want to express their negative emotions towards their partner, which can lead them to make a bad decision that can have serious repercussions.

What Happens to My Debts After My Divorce?

When you are forced to divorce from your spouse, you are confronted an array of issues that you must resolve. One of the biggest concerns that couples have when they first start their divorce proceedings is what will happen with their property and assets when it is time to divide them up. Although property division can cause ugly disputes between couples, it is often the debts that they have accumulated throughout their marriage that can cause the biggest hurdles in their divorce settlements. Below, we explain what happens to a couple's debts when they decide to get divorced.

Important Documents Your Attorney Will Need for Your Divorce

If you are getting divorced, there are documents that you will want to keep in a safe and secure location. The last thing you want is for your ex to take off with important documents once you serve them with divorce papers. Below, we give you a list of documents that you should find and make copies of before you serve your spouse.

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