Prenups are not just for addressing money matters. They can also have terms regarding something that is very important to many couples: Family pets.
When you moved to the D.C./Virginia area as a newlywed, you and your spouse likely had goals for your future. Perhaps you wanted to start a family right away or lay the groundwork for a business start-up plan. No matter what your particular dreams happen to include, you and your spouse have likely worked hard since then to make it all happen.
Discovering your spouse is cheating is emotionally devastating. It feels like you have been hit by a Mack truck. You feel a wide range of intense emotions-shock, anger, betrayal, revenge and disgust. This is normal. But reacting this way may backfire legally.
Don't sign any agreement without showing it to a divorce lawyer. Some divorce clients think they need to get divorced immediately. They will sign any financial agreement to "get out". I respond: slow down.
How much does cost you to live-currently and after divorce? Complete an income/expense worksheet. Include all sources of income-earned and unearned-over the last 12 months and divide by 12 to determine your monthly income.
As a Virginia parent, you want to do everything possible to shield your child from the negative repercussions of divorce. One way to do this is to allow your kid to maintain strong relationships with both parents. Many families find it beneficial to do this with a joint custody agreement.
It's generally not advised that people in Virginia, or any other state for that matter, rush to end a marriage, especially if children are involved. However, couples clearly aware that a legal split is in their future may want to attempt to beat the clock before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes officially takes place in 2019. The reason is changes affecting child support and exemptions and alimony.
Married spouses in Virginia might be more likely to get divorced if they work in environments with many people of the opposite sex. These were the findings of a Stockholm University study that examined demographic data from Denmark. The study examined people born since 1945 who married between 1981 and 2002.