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Understanding the USFSPA - Part I

Divorce, whether civilian or military, always has a financial side to it. A divorce is followed by alimony, property division, child custody, visitation rights and other disputes between the couple in court, if it turns out to be a bitter divorce. In order to protect the rights of individuals, federal and state authorities have put in place various mechanisms to deal with those issues.

What property is subjected to equitable division during divorce?

In Virginia, the equitable distribution law enables couples undergoing divorce to divide their marital property and debts between them. However, before dividing the marital property it is important to determine if the property is separate, marital or part separate and part marital. Once the property is classified, the marital property and debts should be valued and equitably divided as per the law enforced in the state.

Drafting a prenuptial agreement

S as time passes in a marriage that first feeling of love a couple experiences can evaporate. This can lead the couple to another significant life event - a divorce. Potential brides and grooms in Virginia have options to safeguard their interests in the event of divorce and division of assets.

New Virginia program seeks help for child support defaulters

It is both a natural and legal assumption that parents will take responsibility for the upbringing of their children, even when this gets complicated for reasons like a divorce. After a divorce, even the custody of the children can be dictated by a court, which may often give them into the care of one parent with the other parent providing financial assistance. Such child support payments can be a serious liability for that parent, who thus has a legal obligation to fulfill or face punitive action.

Can Virginia grandparents seek custody of their grandchildren?

It is common to see children being raised by individuals who are not their parents. As residents of Alexandria City, Virginia, may know, these are most often members of the parents' immediate family, such as the children's grandparents. While there are a number of reasons why parents rely on this wider circle of acquaintances when it comes to raising their children, sometimes grandparents or others need to take on complete parental duties.

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