What Happens to My Health Insurance Benefits During Divorce in Virginia?

What Happens to My Health Insurance Benefits During Divorce in Virginia?

A divorce decree can change any health insurance plan shared by the spouses. Once divorce is final, a dependent spouse could lose their benefits and may need to look for other coverage options. However, while the divorce proceedings are still ongoing, the law protects either spouse from losing their health insurance benefits. Here’s how it works. Health Insurance During a …

What is a standard custody agreement in Virginia?

A standard custody agreement gives parents certain basic rights and a certain amount of set time with their children. In most cases, a standard agreement grants one parent custody and the other parent visitation rights. The details of co-parenting are spelled out in a custody agreement (also known as a parenting plan). It assists parents in managing their rights and …

If I Date Someone Else While Separated, Is it Adultery in Virginia?

Some marriages end long before divorce. The couple may have already decided to split their property, live apart, and move on from the relationship even with no divorce decree. If you are in this situation, it may feel like an appropriate time to date someone else. However, doing so may come with legal repercussions. The first thing to remember is …

What is Constructive Desertion in Virginia?

What is Constructive Desertion in Virginia?

Some people find themselves in a situation where their other half no longer participates in the marriage, fulfills their marital roles, or even acts so cruelly that it prompts thoughts of leaving. These situations can feel like a trap, but could they be enough to initiate a divorce? In Virginia, these scenarios may constitute “constructive desertion” and can be one …

5 Things You Should Know About a High Net Worth Divorce in Virginia

5 Things You Should Know About a High Net Worth Divorce in Virginia

Due to the complex assets owned by the parties and the difficulty in gathering the essential financial documents, high-net-worth divorces in Virginia are more expensive and problematic than regular divorces. While the same Virginia statutes govern high net worth divorces as ordinary divorces (Code of Virginia 20-91), it is still vital to know some of the typical problems that affect …

When should you consider a prenup in Virginia?

When should you consider a prenup in Virginia?

A prenuptial agreement or a premarital agreement, as it’s officially called in Virginia, is a contract at its most basic form. This means that any prenuptial agreement established and enforced in Virginia must adhere to the standards of contract law. A prenuptial agreement is defined under Virginia Code § 20-148 as an agreement between engaged couples that starts on the …

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Holcomb Law Ranks Among Highest-Scoring Businesses on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2022

Yorktown, Virginia May 10, 2022: Holcomb Law has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list. Featured in the May/June 2022 issue, hitting newsstands on May 17, 2022, and prominently featured on Inc.com, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical …

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Getting the Most Out of Your Initial Consultation

You’ve taken the first step towards getting some answers and help on your matter and you have set an appointment for an initial consultation. You’ve filled out the information the firm has requested, but is there anything else you can do to be ready for your meeting with the attorney? What will help you get the most out of your …

Grounds for Divorce in VA

Grounds for Divorce in VA

Virginia is one of the few U.S. states that still permit “fault” divorces. A “fault” divorce is based on bad behavior; one spouse must claim that the other was “at fault” for the divorce due to misconduct that resulted in the marriage’s breakdown. Fault Divorce in Virginia  In Virginia, the most commonly used grounds for a fault-based divorce are:  Adultery …

Changes to Virginia Divorce Law in 2021

Changes to Virginia Divorce Law in 2021

The Virginia General Assembly usually passes new legislation concerning family law issues on July 1st of each year. Some new laws are only clarifications of existing laws, while others bring about major changes. In 2021, the Virginia General Assembly made substantial changes to Virginia Code § 20-106, which governs the standards for a divorce based on no-fault grounds. Corroborating Witness …