Divorce

2 10, 2019

Solid Strategies for Surviving Family Feuds During Divorce

By |October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Children & Parenting, Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Solid Strategies for Surviving Family Feuds During Divorce

Which lasts longer, the anger you feel during a contentious divorce, or the damage done to your family? When laid out in stark terms, the price of a family feud during a divorce becomes [...]

25 09, 2019

How Does SGLI Work in the Event of Divorce?

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: Divorce, Family Law, Military|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Does SGLI Work in the Event of Divorce?

Men in military life get their fill of acronyms. You have everything from AAAA, the Army Aviation Association of America, to USAJFKSWCS DFac (you'll have to wait until the end to find out about that [...]

11 09, 2019

What is a Divorce Complaint for in Virginia?

By |September 11th, 2019|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What is a Divorce Complaint for in Virginia?

Lou Holtz, former college and NFL football coach, offered advice on complaining. "Never tell your problems to anyone," said Lou, "... 20 percent don't care, and the other eighty percent are glad you have [...]

9 09, 2019

We Never Signed the Marriage License … Do We Need a Divorce?

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on We Never Signed the Marriage License … Do We Need a Divorce?

Tying the knot as a synonym for marriage dates back, depending on your chosen folk etylomology, at least to the Middle Ages when it was called "handfasting."1 Not all Virginia couples tie the knot, sign [...]

28 08, 2019

8 Ways High Conflict Divorce Damages the Children Involved

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Children & Parenting, Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 8 Ways High Conflict Divorce Damages the Children Involved

Uncontested divorce is easy. You both agree you will be better off apart. You hire capable family law attorneys, sign papers, and move on. Done. Contested divorce, high conflict divorce, acrimonious divorce — that is [...]

19 08, 2019

Remarriage: Do Second and Third Marriages Fail More or Less Often?

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Remarriage: Do Second and Third Marriages Fail More or Less Often?

Zsa Zsa Gábor was an overachiever. She married nine times. If you feel like a piker for having only been married and divorced once, stay strong! You could eventually join the ranks of Gábor, Larry [...]

12 08, 2019

Good, Bad & Ugly: Failed (and Enacted) Family Law Bills in 2018

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody, Child Support, Children & Parenting, Divorce, Family Law, Parental Rights|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Good, Bad & Ugly: Failed (and Enacted) Family Law Bills in 2018

Last calendar year brought a fresh crop of bills, new ideas, and some actual laws to the books in Virginia. As we have previously for 2017, here we present some of the winners and losers [...]

7 08, 2019

How Divorce, Spousal Support, and Child Support Affect VA Benefits

By |August 7th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody, Children & Parenting, Divorce, Family Law, Finances, Military, Spousal Support|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on How Divorce, Spousal Support, and Child Support Affect VA Benefits

Under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, and as affirmed by a recent Supreme Court decision, Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits (separate from retirement income) are not subject to divisibility in a divorce. [...]

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