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December 2018 Archives

New alimony rules impact divorce settlements

Starting on the first day of 2019, new Virginia divorcees will be bound by new tax rules. Specifically, alimony is no longer a tax deduction to the person making the payment. Furthermore, the ex who receives the payment will no longer have to consider it to be income. It's important to note that these new rules take effect only for divorces settled after Dec. 31.

When is it best to stay together for the children?

If the past year has been one of growing conflict and change in your marriage, you may be wondering if the coming year is the one in which you will decide to divorce. Perhaps it is a topic you and your spouse have broached in the past but set aside for the sake of the children. Now that you are revisiting the idea of ending your marriage, you must still consider what is best for the kids.

What Should We Do About The House In A Divorce? Part 1 of 4

You and your spouse are getting a divorce. You and your spouse must decide what to do about the family house. There are many options. The disposition of the family home can be a complicated issue. You must consider many factors before you agree on what to do about the house.

Uncontested divorce benefits

Divorce, by its very nature, is an adversarial process. Most Virginia couples whose marriages are headed for termination realize the advantages of avoiding an all-out war in achieving a fair split. The ugly, contentious divorce is almost a cliché where exorbitant amounts of money are spent, emotions are exhausted, and a settlement nobody is happy with is imposed by the court. On the other end of the spectrum, where the two parties can amicably agree on all the legal issues necessary to obtain a divorce, a streamlined process may be possible.

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