Although marriage is generally thought to be about love, there are cases where a Virginia family may want to protect the family assets when their child is looking to get married. For example, a trust that was set up by parents for their child could end up being split up in the divorce if the funds are not properly protected.
Virginia entrepreneurs can risk losing their business in a divorce if they don't set up a prenuptial agreement or a trust. A prenuptial agreement may help people who started a business before they got married to keep their business separate from the marital property. A person who has generational wealth or ownership in a family business may want to protect those kinds of assets with a trust.
Virginia couples who are facing a divorce may have an added hurdle if they have been participating in in vitro fertilization treatments. There might be a question of what to do with any frozen embryos, and there is not an extensive body of divorce law on this topic as there is with child custody.
Cuba Gooding Jr. fans may have heard that the actor has finally filed for divorce from his wife following a separation of almost three years. News outlets in Virginia and elsewhere have been following the story. "Irreconcilable differences" was cited as grounds for the initial separation.