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December 2015 Archives

After marriage ruling, what issues do same-sex couples face?

It has been half a year since same-sex couples won the right to get married – and divorced – in every state, including Virginia. The ruling was a large victory for those dedicated to LGBT rights. However, you may understand that in many ways, the fight to true equality is far from over.

What may happen when couples fight about money?

If you’re considering a divorce in Virginia, you’re probably well aware by now that there are many reasons couples argue. From issues involving the children to where you want to go on your next vacation, all these little squabbles can add up. However, at least one study suggests that financial arguments are one of the main deal-breakers in many marriages.

A will may prevent child custody issues if you die

There are many reasons a child’s grandparents might need to assume the role of custodial caretaker. One of the most difficult of these would include the death of the child’s parents. At Donna Dougherty Law P.C., we understand that it’s not pleasant to think about what might happen to your children if you die. However, planning ahead is a wise choice for all Virginia parents, and may spare children unnecessary heartache and conflict.

How can you tell when a spouse is hiding assets?

In a previous blog post, we discussed the immoral and illegal conduct of hiding assets during a divorce. Some Virginia residents may try to keep the larger portion of assets without allowing it to be split, as per property division laws. Understandably, this is unfair to the spouse who gets the short end of the stick, especially if he or she is already at a financial disadvantage – a fact that is often present among divorcing couples.

Minimizing conflict and confusion when blending a family

After you’ve been through a divorce, you will no doubt hope for a better outcome with a subsequent marriage. At Donna Dougherty Law P.C., we understand the concerns that often affect Virginia families when divorced parents remarry. Blending a family can be an exciting and promising time in your life, but it may not be easy for children to accept at first.

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