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April 2016 Archives

How can grandparents help kids during a divorce?

The joys of being a grandparent are often heralded as unlike any other by many Virginia residents. If you are among those parents who also have the privilege of having grandchildren, you can attest to this. The ability to have fun without the level of responsibility you once had as a parent can go a long way toward creating a very special grandparent-grandchild bond. But, what can or should you do when your adult child is getting divorced? What is your role as a grandparent at this time?

Spousal support in Virginia

The financial impact of a divorce is often one of the most concerning to divorcing residents in Virginia. Splitting up assets and supporting two homes with the same resources that previously supported one can be a challenging thing. In some cases, one spouse may be ordered to pay spousal support to the other which can either help the receiving spouse or add to the challenge for the paying spouse. Just how does Virginia consider these awards?

How can I help my preschooler through my divorce?

If you are getting divorced and have very young children, you no doubt have a lot of questions about how to properly care for them during this transition. Like other parents in Virginia, you will want to make sure that your efforts are age-appropriate as well as targeted to the individual personalities of your children.

What equitable division means in Virginia divorces

Virginia residents getting divorced commonly have concerns about how their assets--and their liabilities--will be distributed. Many people mistakenly assume that equitable division laws mean that everything is split equally. That is not true. Essentially, equitable and equal are not synonyms. Equitable refers more to an outcome that is fair and being equal is not the measure by which fairness is determined.

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