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March 2015 Archives

Who gets custody of Virginia children?

Virginia divorce is never easy for a family, especially when there are children involved. Not only do parents need to address concerns, such as property division and alimony, but also must determine both child support and child custody. In order to determine what the best course of action is for your child or children, it is important to understand the different forms of child custody available and how child custody is determined in the courts.

Which spouse gets the house following a divorce?

It doesn't matter whether it's in Fairfax County, Virginia, or anywhere else in the United States, divorce is never easy. Whether it's determining child custody and support, alimony, or the split of marital property, the process can be daunting. And with the dissolution of marriage comes the inevitable fact that one or both of the spouses will no longer be living in their home together. So who gets the house? Before we answer that question, let's look at a few of the factors that go into property division.

Can a person who fails to pay child support in VA go to jail?

When a parent is required to pay child support in Virginia, it must be paid or there will be consequences. The penalties for not paying child support in its proper amount within the required time frame can vary. Many parents worry that they will be put in jail if they fail to pay. It's important to understand the facts of how the state's Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) operates in this type of situation.

How are visitation rights handled in Fairfax County?

When a couple in Fairfax County shares a child and chooses to end their relationship together, it's important that the parents have a relationship with the child if both are fit to do so. It is in the child's best interests to have influence from both parents. But, the relationship with children can be damaged beyond repair if there are constant disagreements over child custody and visitation rights. Oftentimes it is necessary to get more information when it comes to establishing, enforcing and agreeing to visitation rights.

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