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

Tips for a Better Child Custody Mediation Experience

There is a no more contentious topic on the face of the Earth than children, particularly as their parents struggle with custody decisions. In an effort to find some sense of resolution, courts frequently require divorcing or separating parents to attend child custody mediation. Mediation can be useful, particularly if you are able to follow these important tips, says Dr. Philip M. Stahl in Parenting After Read More

5 Strategies for Finding Your Spouse’s Hidden Assets in a Divorce

Unfortunately, in a high net worth divorce, hidden assets are common. Hiding can be done slyly and creatively. An employer may delay payment of a bonus. Assets may be surreptitiously transferred to friends or relatives. It may appear that money has been paid for business services or goods that in fact were never actually purchased. If you think your spouse has hidden assets, here are five smart and ethical strategies Read More

Ensuring a Fair Divorce Between High Net Worth Partners

As the saying goes, life is not fair. Often, neither is a high net worth divorce. Even if you and your spouse hammer out a financially equitable split of the diverse assets you own, the divorce’s unpredictable emotional effects aren’t as easily compartmentalized and distributed. Whether you caught your significant other cheating or feel resentful because you sacrificed a budding career to be with someone who now no Read More

6 Tips Preparing for Child Custody Mediation with Your Attorney

Child custody can be one of the most contentious issues during the divorce process. Even when both parents want to collaborate and develop solutions that will protect children from harm and meet each other’s scheduling needs, issues can erupt that can complicate the process and lead to heated discussions or, even worse, litigation. If you and your spouse work together to create your own parenting plan without court Read More

Is It Possible To Have a Partial Divorce Settlement?

When both parties in a divorce proceeding are unable to agree on at least one issue, the matter is known as a contested divorce. In many cases, it is better to attempt to settle a divorce outside of court. However, in many instances that is easier said than done. Fortunately, Virginia law allows the parties to settle the issues they can while presenting the contested points to a judge for final determination. This is Read More

What Will My Divorce Cost?

Like any other legal process, getting a divorce costs money. The full price of the process, however, largely depends on the individual case. Consider the following costs associated with divorce in Virginia: Legal Fees and costs In most cases, attorneys bill by the hour. This means that for every hour an attorney works on a case, they bill a certain, previously agreed upon amount. This amount can range from a few Read More

According to Virginia Family Law, When Am I Actually Divorced?

If you are in the process of filing for a divorce in Virginia, you need to be aware of how Virginia family law can affect how long it takes for things to be finalized. Certain situations will determine how long it takes for your divorce to be finalized. Filing for Divorce in Virginia In Virginia, one cannot file a Complaint for divorce until grounds for divorce actually exist. Grounds for divorce is classified as Read More

Virginia Adultery Laws and Dating During Divorce Proceedings

Will dating while my divorce is pending be a problem? This is probably one of the most common questions heard by divorce attorneys. The answer is not a definitive yes or no. While you are free to associate with whomever you choose, it could affect the outcome of the case. Strategic Reasons Not to Date Before Divorce It is wise to hold off on the dating scene until after your divorce is final. Emotions are raw, and Read More

Understanding Virginia Quitclaim Laws

In Virginia, divorcing couples use a quitclaim to give complete ownership to the spouse who was awarded the home and to remove the other spouse’s name from a real estate title. However, it is vital to understand that removing all rights of ownership doesn't release you from liability for the mortgage. Virginia Quitclaim Laws: Limitations and Advantages Signing a quitclaim deed releases your interest in the property Read More