Uncovering Hidden Asset in a Divorce: How It’s Done

When couples divorce in Virginia, marital assets are divided in a process called “equitable distribution,” giving due to consideration to the contributions of both spouses and various other factors, as required under state law. In some cases, a spouse will conceal certain assets to attempt to avoid dividing those assets as part of the marital property. If you suspect that your spouse is hiding assets, it is in your Read More

Advice from a Fredericksburg Divorce Attorney

Divorce is often an emotionally traumatic experience, bringing changes in your income, assets, family structure, and parental responsibilities, and can turn your life upside down. It is a complex legal process requiring major decisions on important issues that can affect your future lifestyle and the future opportunities for your children. If you are facing a pending divorce, the best advice we can offer is to find a Read More

High Net Worth Divorce: High Stakes In Property Division

If you are like most people, you have worked hard for the wealth and assets acquired during your marriage. Whether you arrived where you are through sound investments, a professional occupation, or building a business from the ground up, you have certainly invested yourself in gathering the assets and property. If dissolution of your marriage is around the corner, you may stand to lose a significant portion of those Read More

Fredericksburg Family Law Attorney Answers Questions About Divorce

Divorce can be a stressful and complicated process. The outcome can have a significant impact on your future income and assets, in addition tothe custody and care of your children. If you are going through a divorce, you should consider a family law attorney with experience and dedication to ensuring that your rights and interests are protected. At Kurylo Gold & Josey, PLC, our family law attorneys in Read More

How to Find Out If There Are Hidden Assets in Your Divorce

Division of marital property is a commonly contested issue in divorce. Virginia law calls for “equitable distribution” of property, which means dividing the marital assets fairly. A court will consider various factors when deciding what is “equitable,” one of those being the monetary and nonmonetary contributions of both spouses. Some spouses try to hide or disguise assets to keep them from being divided with the Read More

The 3 Types of Virginia Protective Orders

A protective order is a legal document issued by the court. Any person who is a victim of an act of violence, act of force, or who has been subjected to threats of bodily injury, sexual assaults or death, must ensure that a Virginia Protective Order is issued as quickly as possible. Although a Protective Order cannot ultimately stop an abuser who intends harm, it does put certain legal protections in place. If an Read More

How Child Custody Mediation Works

Generally, it is better when divorcing spouses can settle their issues between them rather than leaving decisions in the hands of the court. Nevertheless, it is not always easy to come to an agreement, particularly when the issue being decided is custody of your children. Child custody mediation provides a means to resolve this critical issue outside of the courtroom.   The spouses hire a mediator -- a neutral Read More

Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Family Law Attorney in Fredericksburg

Attorneys ask questions for a living – lots and lots of questions. There is nothing at all unusual about you asking your own questions before you trust a lawyer with your case. Although this is not a comprehensive list, below we’ve outlined several questions to give you insight into whether a prospective attorney would be a good fit for your needs. Add to or amend this list based on your concerns and constraints. Read More

How to Shine a Light on Hidden Divorce Assets

According to Forbes Magazine, divorce may actually be dirtier than we previously imagined. A recent survey showed that one in three Americans (31%) admit to lying to their spouses about money, and that is while they are still combining their resources! Imagine the subterfuge as a divorce commences. The Huffington Post also reports that soon-to-be-exes are finding ways to shine a light on hidden (or almost hidden) Read More

Types of Child Custody in Virginia

Who will receive primary custody of your children after your divorce? This question and questions like it are far from academic. It is difficult to eat, sleep, or even think straight until you know where your children are going to reside. Virginia does not automatically favor either the mother or father. It does, however, recognize several types of custody, including: Physical Custody There are different types of Read More