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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.

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.

Couples that don't match in looks may be more likely to divorce

Virginia residents who are married may want to take a good look in the mirror. Experts say that attractiveness matters in marriage, especially if one spouse is significantly more attractive than the other. Research has shown that men who marry women who are "out of their league," or physically more attractive than their husbands, are at higher risk of winding up divorced.

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.

How to divide the 401(k) in a divorce

In a Virginia divorce, some property is easier to divide than others. Furniture can be divided simply by each party taking what he or she desires, provided both parties agree. No special document outside of the divorce decree or property settlement agreement is needed.

Your Husband Or Wife Is Cheating On You. What Should You Do?

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.

New tax law means changes to child support and exemptions

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.

How gender ratio at work affects divorce risk

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.

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