Co-parenting after a Virginia divorce is not always easy. Parents often disagree on the different aspects of raising a child. One area where parents may find a major issue is when it comes to vaccinations. While the majority opinion is that they are good for children and society, some parents may be completely against vaccinating their children. If one parent is an anti-vaccine advocate and the other wants his or her children vaccinated, it can become a major point of contention.
If you and your spouse are Virginia residents contemplating divorce, you can choose to each hire an attorney or you can together hire an impartial mediator to help you resolve your issues and arrive at a mutually agreeable divorce settlement. In its Divorce Handbook, Fairfax County explains that mediation addresses the economic and parenting issues you face, such as child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and the division of marital property.
When you go through a divorce in Virginia, you typically consider how you and your ex-husband will separate your material assets. However, it is important to consider your online accounts as well.
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.
You and your spouse are unhappy in your marriage and planning to split up. A big part of the reason is financial. You're facing bankruptcy, and the stress of the situation is hard on your marriage.
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.
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?
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.