How to Handle a Messy Divorce

Many Virginia divorces are not amicable and very contentious. In some cases a divorce can be downright messy between a couple. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to help handle a messy divorce in Virginia, and at Select Law Partners, PLLC our team is prepared to help. To learn more about the wide range of services offered to our Virginia divorce clients, call or contact our office today to schedule a Read More

How Long Do You Have to Pay Spousal Support?

A common issue that is litigated in many Virginia divorce cases is the payment of spousal support from the higher earning spouse to the lesser earning spouse during and after divorce proceedings. One of the most common questions our office fields from spouses is how long do you have to pay spousal support once the divorce is finalized, and the answer is that it depends on the type of support awarded as well as the Read More

Social Media and Divorce

Social media is part of our modern culture and is almost impossible to avoid. While there are still some people who do not post anything on social media, most people use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as a way to vent their personal and private frustrations. Divorces are no different, and when one spouse takes to social media, it is possible that the information they share with the world can be used against them in Read More

How to Avoid a Messy Divorce in Virginia

If you are considering a divorce, you may be hesitating because you do not want to have the messy divorces you have seen your friends or others experience in real life. Divorces are often stressful and overwhelming. However, there are certain steps you can take to avoid a messy divorce in the state of Virginia. While divorce is not pleasant for either party, taking these steps may help you avoid some common Read More

How to Protect Kids from a Messy Divorce

Navigating a divorce is never easy, but when a divorce gets messy and children are involved, it is important to protect your children from the fallout. Failure to protect your children from a messy divorce can result in serious stress and emotional turmoil for them. Thankfully, there are some steps that you can take to prevent your children from these harms during your divorce while you separate from your spouse. For Read More

How Does a Contested Divorce in Virginia Work?

If you are considering filing for divorce in Virginia, you may have heard phrases like ‘uncontested’ and ‘contested’ divorce. An uncontested divorce means that the couple agrees on every issue related to their divorce, but this situation is fairly uncommon. The vast majority of divorces in Virginia are contested divorce cases, which means that the couple disagrees on at least one major issue, such as alimony (also Read More

Ways to Support a Friend Who is Going Through a Divorce

Divorce can be a devastating and stressful time, and as a friend of someone navigating the divorce process, it can be difficult to know what to say or do to show your support. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can support a friend who is going through a divorce. For more advice and for quality legal representation for your friend navigating this difficult time, call or contactSelect Law Partners in Read More

Who Gets the Dog in the Divorce?

For many people, a pet is another member of the family, but what happens to that pet if a couple decides to get a divorce? The laws in states are changing when it comes to pet custody in a divorce, so it is important to know where your state stands and how to better your chances of getting your pet in a divorce. New Pet Custody Laws New pet custody laws in Alaska, Illinois, and California are changing the way Read More

How to Tell People You are Getting a Divorce

Making the decision to divorce your spouse is never easy, but what comes next can sometimes be even more difficult. Figuring out how to tell everyone else in your life — family, friends, coworkers, and others can sometimes feel overwhelming, but there are strategies that you employ to make this process as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. For more help with filing for divorce and all other divorce matters Read More

How Much Does Divorce Cost?

Getting a divorce is often ranked as the single most stressful time in a person’s life. In addition to trying to untangle a number of property distribution, alimony, child custody, and child support issues, you are also trying to continue to live your normal life. One of the most common questions asked by someone contemplating divorce is how much does divorce cost? The answer is that it depends on a number of Read More