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Finding your spouse’s offshore accounts

If you are planning to file for divorce in Virginia, you are likely preparing by gathering as much information about your spouse’s assets and financial situation as you can. Whether or not you realize it, your spouse may be hiding funds in an offshore account. We at Jeffrey A. Vogelman and Associates know how important it is to find and report all assets in a divorce, which is why we will do everything possible to help you locate any available funds.

Basic steps to take before beginning divorce proceedings


It's very painful when someone comes to the realization that their marriage is over. Emotions can run high and it can be difficult to focus on the practical issues of a divorce. However, focusing on the important tasks at hand is one way to protect oneself during the divorce process itself. In fact, there are even steps people in Virginia can take before they begin the divorce process. So here is a quick look at some of these important tasks.

How is child support calculated using the Income Shares Model?


Child support can be a very hotly debated topic during a divorce in Virginia. States use different child support guidelines and models to calculate the amount of support. Currently, there are three different models that are used, including the Melson Formula, the Income Shares Model and the Percentage of Income Model. The most popular model in the country is the Income Shares Model, and Virginia is one of the 39 states that use it. But how is child support calculated using the Income Shares Model?

Acceptable legal reasons for seeking a divorce decree


The commonwealth of Virginia acknowledges two kinds of ways to dissolve a marriage. The first is divorce from bed and board while the other is a divorce from the bond of matrimony. Divorce from bed and board is a partial kind of divorce where a couple becomes legally separated from each other but is unable to marry anyone else. A divorce from the bond of matrimony is a full and final divorce. Someone who has been issued a divorce from bed and board can request a judge to grant a divorce from the bond of matrimony after a year has passed. However, there are several specific reasons for requesting each type of divorce. So here are some typical legal reasons for each of these types of divorce.

Hollywood megastar couple headed for divorce court


When a Hollywood couple decides to divorce, the usual result is a tremendous amount of publicity, press coverage and tongue wagging. However, as Virginia residents may know, when a Hollywood megastar couple decides to get divorced, the result can be a publicity shockwave of earthquake proportions. Recently, the news of a divorce for a superstar Hollywood couple has set all of tinsel town, as well as the rest of the world, buzzing about the news.

How is property divided in an equitable distribution state?


Property division can be one of the most hotly contested issues during a divorce. However, how marital property is ultimately divided can come down to whether a state is a community property state or an equitable distribution state. Virginia is an equitable distribution state, which means that a divorce court takes into account what the financial capabilities of each spouse are. Here are some common factors that Virginia courts take into consideration during the property division process.

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