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5 Easy Ways To Save Money On Attorney’s Fees

Let’s face it, everyone knows attorney’s fees are expensive and a “great unknown” at the beginning of most lawsuits, which can be stressful and worrisome. Lawyers usually charge for all time spent on a case, of course. While you don’t want the cheapest lawyer in town, almost no one is made of money either.  Here are some helpful tips to …

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Six Things to Do Before Filing for Divorce

Wondering what you should do before filing for divorce? The confusion and frustration can be never-ending! Here is a list I have compiled with some important things to consider, before you file for divorce. 1. Go to a marriage counselor: I see many clients in my office that meet to file for a divorce and haven’t tried to seek marriage counseling …

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Financial Tips When Facing a Divorce in 2017

Divorce is an extremely personal situation and can be emotionally, mentally, and physically draining. The financial impact of a divorce can, to some, be even more daunting then then the legal separation itself. However, we have provided some simple steps to make the financial aspect of divorce a little less daunting: Gather and keep records of all financial documents. Having important financial documents …

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Divorce: Equitable Distribution & Deviations

In a Virginia divorce, martial property is divided through a process known as equitable distribution. The goal of equitable distribution is to divide the property as fairly and evenly as possible. Typically, this means that the property is split 50/50 between the parties. Factors the court will consider in the distribution include, but are not limited to, the contributions, monetary …

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In-Home Separation: What’s That?!

One of the requirements for a no-fault divorce in Virginia is you must have lived “separate and apart” from your spouse for a period of six months if you have no minor children and a signed property settlement agreement, or one year if you do have minor children. Many people assume that this means you cannot live in the same …

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It’s a Break Up…Not a Break Down!

We’ve all been there…that moment right after you hear those dreaded four words, “we need to talk.” Your mind starts racing, your heart beats faster, and you think you’re going to be sick. You’re suddenly in the middle of a break up and it’s one of the worst feelings in the world. Sadly, it doesn’t just go away overnight. Like …

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Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

In the midst of a bitter custody battle, the person who ends up the most hurt is usually not the parents at all, but the child. It seems obvious, but many forget that it is so important that your child not suffer just because you and the other parent dislike each other or are unable to communicate. It is important …