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February 2019 Archives

How your spouse's Facebook contributes to your divorce

If Facebook or other social media is a big part of your spouse's life, it may not be unusual to see him or her posting frequently, sharing pictures and updating statuses throughout the day. In fact, it may be a source of contention if your spouse seems to be on the computer or staring at a phone more often than spending time in conversation with you. Perhaps most upsetting is your spouse reconnecting with an old romantic partner through social media, and you suspect they are more than friends.

Planning for a successful divorce

When people in Virginia consider divorce, they may wonder what plans they need to make to move forward. After all, divorce isn't merely an emotional and personal separation; it is also a legal and financial disentanglement that can be complicated. Every year, there are around 2 million divorces across the country, and people who understand the process can be better equipped to move forward successfully. In general, there are three phases of a divorce: filing, discovery and disposition. While the final disposition of a divorce can come through a trial in family court, it can also be handled through a mediated or negotiated settlement.

How To Win A Custody Case

Suppose you are the parent who has less time with the children. You want more time with the children. What should you do? There are many things you should be doing.

Financial Documents For Your Divorce Or Support Case

Before starting the divorce process, you will need to get organized regarding your finances: incomes, assets and liabilities. One of the first things you need to do is to engage in what's called "discovery." Discovery means gathering documents and answering questions regarding your incomes, assets and liabilities (this is often called "Requests for Production of Documents." Discovery is also responding to questions regarding these financial matters (this is often called "Interrogatories"). Here, we will focus on documents requests.

How Can I Stay On My Spouse's Health Insurance Policy During And After Divorce?

During a marriage, each family member usually has medical insurance through one spouse's employer sponsored group policy. Alternatively, one spouse can be the owner of an individual medical insurance policy that covers the entire family. When parties get divorced, the spouse who is not the employee of the employer group policy or is not the owner of the individual policy will no longer be able to stay on the medical insurance policy. What is the spouse who loses his/her insurance to do?

How To Improve Communications With Your Ex-Spouse. What If Your Ex Is Writing You Nasty Emails Or Text Messages

Your former spouse or the other parent is engaged in a harassing email campaign sending you offensive, obnoxious, and hateful messages, and undermining you as a parent What should you do? How should you respond?

Why many marriages fail

A Virginia couple could have many reasons to end their marriage. However, there are some factors that are more common than others, according to researchers from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Analysts found that one of the most common reasons for divorce is a lack of commitment from one or both spouses. Another frequently cited factor was infidelity on the part of one or both spouses.

Grounds For Divorce: Adultery

In Virginia, you can file for a divorce based on the your spouse's fault. One ground for filing for divorce is that your spouse is unfaithful, that is he or she has committed adultery. In Virginia, adultery is an act by one spouse of voluntarily having sexual intercourse (heterosexual and homosexual) with a person who is not their spouse.

Guardian AD Litem:

If you are involved in a custody dispute in court, a person called a guardian ad litem (GAL) may enter your case. The Court can appoint a GAL on its own. One or both parties may request the court to appoint a GAL. The court will tend to appoint a GAL in cases where there are special concerns relating to the parents and/or the children.

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