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The role of a divorce mediator

When couples in Virginia decide to split, there are many different ways it can be handled. Some choose to rely entirely on courts, while others may seek the additional assistance of a divorce mediator to help make the transition period easier for everyone. According...

Kids first: a divorced parent’s summer guide

Sharing children with a former spouse or partner can be a challenge for anyone. Virginia residents who must do this might be able to get into routines during the school year that eventually start to feel normal and manageable. Then all of a sudden the summer break...

Why should we sell the house in our divorce?

If you and your spouse have made the difficult choice to end your marriage in Wisconsin, you will now have to move forward with making many other difficult decisions. For many couples, one of the hardest things to wrap their emotions around is letting go of their...

When fathers stop paying child support

When a mother has custody of her children in Virginia, she typically receives child support from her ex-husband. In some situations, an ex-spouse may decide that he no longer needs to make these payments. It is important for women to know what to do if they find...

How do protective orders work in Virginia?

No divorce is ever easy to go through. When domestic violence is involved, your problems are usually multiplied. You not only have to worry about the legal aspect of starting the divorce process, but your own safety can be at stake. If your spouse is abusive, you...

Study: Divorce may be passed down in genes

As many in Virginia know, divorce runs in families. Children who have divorced parents are more likely to get divorced. A new study shows that this may be because of inherited personality traits, and not because of repeating the behavior they saw from their parents....

Divorcing when one spouse is imprisoned

For many Virginia couples, marriage is hard enough without adding prison into the mix. When one spouse is imprisoned for committing a crime, getting a divorce can become more complicated, and states have different rules regarding both the grounds and the process for...

Joint custody best for chldren say new studies

When a Virginia couple decides to get divorced, what will happen to the children is often a primary concern. Since neither parent is normally keen to give up their parenting time, this often becomes a point of contention. Yet new studies show that when it is safe to...