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February 2016 Archives

How divorced parents may fund kids’ college educations

There is no one-size-fits-all approach that divorced parents in Virginia can look to when determining how to pay for their children’s college education. When parents get divorced while their children are very young, some may not even think about including provisions for higher education at that time. As the time for a child to go to college nears, parents then must face the challenge of figuring out who will pay what portion of the costs.

Couples urged to think of marriage like a business

Getting a divorce is something that most Virginia residents wish to avoid. No couple gets married with a divorce in the future plans. However, it seems that too many couples don’t take the time necessary to put some important things in place that may better safeguard against a future divorce. This is especially so when it comes to financial planning and management.

Avoiding an invasion of privacy in a divorce

No divorce is ever completely private if others have something to talk about. For instance, celebrities and high-profile political and business figures often find that their worst divorce details are discussed at length by the public. Is there any way that divorcing couples in Virginia can avoid having their disputes aired out by people who have no business with the information?

Revocation of parental rights may be an option for grandparents

If you are a custodial grandparent who is taking care of children due to abuse or neglect by the parents, you may worry that someday the court will return custody to the children's parents. At Donna Dougherty Law P.C., we understand the fear and uncertainty you feel. We are prepared to assist Virginia grandparents in protecting vulnerable children when it is not in their best interests to remain with the biological parents.

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