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What a divorce cannot do

Many Virginia married couples may feel that they know how the divorce process works. However, there are lots of misconceptions surrounding divorce. The process can accomplish some things, like property division and child custody disputes, but not others.

A prenup could help you protect assets in the event of divorce

Because asset division can often cause the most contention when going through a divorce, you may wonder whether you could streamline the process. Luckily, you can take steps before you even get married to determine how to split your marital property and how to handle other life aspects in the event of divorce. Creating a prenuptial agreement could help you and your future spouse lay the groundwork for a quicker -- though not necessarily inevitable -- divorce.

Careers with the highest divorce rates

Virginia residents might like to know about the careers that have a higher likelihood of divorce. People in these fields have higher separation rates, perhaps because job-stress can lead to marital problems. Military supervisors, logisticians and mechanics and automotive service technicians had the highest divorce rates.

Misconceptions about the divorce process

Those who are going through a divorce in Virginia or any other state may find that everyone has an opinion about how to handle it. However, much of the information that a person receives may not be applicable to their case. For instance, a person may be advised that they don't need a lawyer to figure out child support guidelines. This may not be correct as states may use several different factors to determine support amounts.

Prenuptial agreements can help to prepare for the future

Virginia couples who are considering getting married may be well-advised to think about entering into a prenuptial agreement. While some people may think of a prenup as a sign of mistrust or a poor relationship, these agreements can contain provisions to protect both parties.

Avoiding courtroom drama through divorce mediation

Nowadays the word alternative is attached to many phrases, such as alternative music, alternative medicine and alternative food choices. It's not surprising then, that there are also new alternatives where family law matters are concerned. In fact, if you're preparing to divorce in the near future, you may want to consider a popular alternative to litigation known as divorce mediation. This is a process where you agree to allow a third party to facilitate a dispute resolution process as you seek an agreeable settlement with your soon-to-be former spouse.

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