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Inability to recover from disputes contributes to many divorces

Married couples in Virginia generally recognize that they need to make ongoing efforts to nurture their relationships. Emotional inertia and exhaustion, however, can undermine people's desire to work on their marriages. Divorces sometimes result, and an inability to recover from arguments tops the list of reasons for marriages to end.

Steps to simplify selling a home during a divorce

Going through a divorce in Virginia can be a trying ordeal. There are some emotions involved in the process that can be difficult to deal with, and divorce only gets more complicated when the divorcing couple needs to sell their home. In order to sell their home, a divorcing couple needs to work together even though they may not be able to stand one another.

What Do You Do If Your Spouse Does Not Want To Get Divorced

Oftentimes, one spouse may want to get divorced immediately but the other spouse has no desire to get divorced. Let's say you are the spouse who wants an immediate divorce. Your spouse does not want to get divorced for whatever reasons. One reason may be that he/she has medical conditions and wants to remain on the other spouse's health insurance policy for as long as possible and not have to pay for his/her own health insurance. This can be dealt with by addressing the insurance needs of the party and finding the best policy available.

Social media, texting may help children cope with divorce

Social isolation and cyberbullying are some of the less savory aspects of modern communications that may have some Virginia parents understandably concerned. However, there are some positive things about the way kids today prefer to communicate, especially when family dynamics change because of a divorce. A new study concluded that such technology can help maintain important parent-child relationships post-divorce.

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.

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.

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