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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.

Typical divorce subjects covered by a temporary relief hearing

Getting a divorce in Virginia can be very complicated. There are usually a number of issues that must be resolved including alimony, distribution of property, child custody and child support. Sometimes these issues can take many months to completely iron out. That's why divorcing spouses can request a temporary relief hearing during the early stages of a divorce. So here is a brief look at the topics that may be included in a temporary relief hearing.

What areas can be affected differently by a senior divorce?

According to many recent reports, the divorce rate for senior citizens has doubled over the last 25 years. And while that information may be disturbing to many seniors, this trend will probably continue. But senior citizens who decide to divorce may be unaware that certain aspects of a divorce can affect them differently than a younger couple who gets divorced. But exactly what divorce areas can be different for seniors?

What divorce issues can a parenting plan help with?

Parents want to minimize the trauma that their child experiences if they and their spouse decide to get a divorce. They want to assure their child that their divorce has nothing to do with them and that they are still loved. One way that parents can do this is by developing a comprehensive parenting agreement or plan. Agreeing to a parenting plan can help diffuse a lot of child custody issues that can arise during a divorce. But what specific issues can a parenting plan help with?

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