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November 2015 Archives

Man stalks ex-wife using identity theft protection company

Most Virginia residents with significant marital assets face daunting challenges during their divorce. Some challenges may continue to haunt them long after the divorce paperwork is signed. This may be the case if an ex-spouse is controlling, vindictive or unable to let go of the relationship despite the marriage having ended. If an ex is cunning enough, he or she might be able to wreak havoc on the other person’s financial interests.

Many young adults leaving churches because of same-sex stance

Religion has always been a strong force in the struggle for same-sex rights in Virginia and the rest of the country. As outlined in headlines over the past few months, religious opposition to gay marriage has led to such acts as businesses denying service to same-sex couples, a county clerk unlawfully denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples and certain religions reasserting their stances against gay marriage.

How is debt handled after your divorce?

When it comes to property division at the end of a marriage, most Virginia residents might at first think of material possessions to be divvied up. The division of marital property is a common issue addressed during nearly every divorce, but a less common topic that is nonetheless inevitable is that of marital debt. You and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse will also need to divide up the debt that you owe.

Lawsuits begin regarding Ashley Madison cheating site

The potential ramifications of the data breach involving the cheating dating website Ashley Madison were discussed previously on this blog soon after the leak occurred. Many relationship and divorce professionals speculated there would be an increase in either marriage counseling or divorce, if people saw their spouses’ names on the list of Ashley Madison clients. The full effects for residents in Virginia and elsewhere are still not known. However, various forms of legal action are already underway.

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