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How we can help to protect the best interests of the child

Virginia courts evaluate the amount of child support to be paid by the non-custodial parent on the basis of that parent's income and on the basis of what the child needs. Thus, child support payments, which are often paid monthly, help to support the basic needs of the minor child, including paying for food and clothing. In some cases, the child may even have some special needs for necessary medical treatment. The court will look into all of those factors before making a final decision about the child support amount.

A step-by-step guide to Virginia divorce: Part I

If a Virginia resident decides to divorce, there are various available options. Virginia divorce proceedings can be divided into two categories: contested divorce and uncontested divorce. A contested divorce proceeding is the divorce process under which one of the spouses wishes to get a divorce while the other spouse opposes it, or opposes the grounds of the divorce. On the other hand, in an uncontested divorce proceeding, both partners wish to separate and end the marriage.

What are the advantages of signing a prenuptial agreement?

Many Virginia couples are considering a prenuptial agreement before marriage because they realize the value in having a contingency plan in place in case of divorce. Even though having a prenuptial agreement may seem like an unromantic action or even a jinx to marital happiness before vows are spoken, signing a prenuptial agreement is a practical action which can save bitterness later on.

Delinquent child support payments gets rapper arrested

Virginia courts award child support payments to the custodial parent in most cases when it can be proved that the best interest of the child are served by the noncustodial parent providing financial support for the minor child. In most cases, the noncustodial parent might be earning more than the custodial parent or is proved to be in a better financial position than the custodial parent.

The grounds for seeking divorce in Virginia can be varied

The end of a marriage in Virginia or anywhere else in the United States can be a traumatic experience for everyone involved. There are two types of divorces in Virginia: divorce from bed and board and a complete break off from the matrimonial bond. Whichever type of divorce an individual is pursuing, it is better to consult an experienced attorney, who can provide valuable advice on how to properly file for a divorce.

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