What is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

“Separation” is one of the most commonly misunderstood and misused words in the area of divorce and family law. Couples often will describe themselves as “separated” when legally they are not considered to be separated. To be legally “separated” in Virginia, various elements must be met that often require more of the parties then they may expect. Below, we will discuss the various meanings of the term separation - Read More

How to Deal With a Difficult Spouse During Divorce

Anyone who has been through a divorce knows that it is an emotionally trying process. Even the most amicable of splits can involve disagreements, arguments, and difficult compromises. Having to deal with a difficult spouse just makes the already-traumatic process that much harder. Even if it seems impossible, you will get through it. Here are a few things you can do that will help ease the pain when your Read More

Why More Couples are Opting for Mediation

Divorce is never easy. Even the most amicable of splits can be emotionally trying when it comes down to dealing with logistics. That stress is only compounded by lengthy and costly court proceedings. The desire to alleviate the stressful formalities of traditional divorce proceedings is leading more and more couples to pursue alternative means of dispute resolution, like mediation. When Is Mediation An Read More

Advice for Divorcing Dads Who Want to Retain Child Custody

Dads going through the divorce or other custody process in Virginia often believe the system is rigged against them. This frustration can boil over into a cynicism about the family law process, causing them to give up their rights or to act out in ways that may hurt their case. No doubt that family law and custody issues can be emotionally trying and many fathers do not want the courts to be involved in their Read More

How to Go Back to a Maiden Name After a Divorce

Maybe you’ve already been through the divorce process in Virginia, or maybe you’re just looking into your options for a divorce and trying to wrap your head around the sometimes overwhelming list of issues you’ll need to deal with if you decide to move forward with a divorce. For women who have taken their husband’s last name in a marriage, one issue is this: “What happens to my last name following a divorce?” The Read More

Child Custody Mediation: A Powerful Alternative to Litigation

As family law attorneys, we work with clients facing difficult emotional challenges related to going through a divorce, obtaining spousal and child support, and trying to adjust to life after a separation or divorce while dealing with the demands of the law. But one of the more emotionally grueling types of situations we often see is when parents fight in court over the custody of their children, and a judge has to Read More

Can I Relocate with My Children after My Divorce Is Final?

Life goes on after divorce and changes in your life may take you out of the city or state. You may be offered a higher-paying job in a different location, need to relocate to be near your family, or remarry a person who lives in another area. There are many valid reasons to relocate after a divorce, but the question is: Will you be allowed to take your children with you? If the other parent objects to the move, Read More

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

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