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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.

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