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Divorce Archives

Signing a prenup may lead to fewer issues down the road

As a couple prepares to enter into a marriage, probably the absolute last thing they want to think about is the possibility of divorce. But, the sad reality is that various reports estimate that in the United States approximately 50 percent of married people will experience a divorce in their lifetime. And, along with child support, child custody and potential alimony to be discussed and decided upon, property settlement can be among the most complicated issues to discuss and come to an agreement upon.

Property division in Richard Gere's divorce getting ugly

Many of our readers likely know Richard Gere from the movies An Officer and a Gentleman or Pretty Woman. Some may also know that he is currently going through divorce proceedings. He's worth an estimated $250 million dollars, but that number may be going down soon as he is currently involved in a bitter property settlement with his soon-to-be ex-spouse, Carey Lowell, an actress from the "Law and Order" television show. She is seeking $100 million dollars as part of their divorce settlement. The couple is also currently involved in a child custody battle.

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.

What are the steps to getting a divorce in Virginia?

When a couple in Fairfax County and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia decides that they can no longer stay together and that a divorce is the best option, there are certain facts they must understand as they move forward with the end of a marriage. Keeping various divorce legal issues in mind can avoid a long and difficult dispute when ending the union. Before anything else, it's important to know the divorce procedures of the state.

Owners who divorce in Virginia can protect their businesses

During a divorce, even a seemingly non-contentious one, it can be common to overlook protection of assets. This includes companies owned by one or both of the spouses. Consequently, it's essential for Virginia executives who control at least one business to make sure that a divorce doesn't derail the smooth operations of the organization.

Hidden assets can wreak havoc in a divorce

One thing that no one wants to experience is to have someone put one over on them. There are many circumstances where being cheated/tricked out of something can be very harmful to a person. One such circumstance is when a divorcing individual is cheated out of a fair property division arrangement by misconduct by their ex-spouse.

Moving in relation to a divorce

There are many changes a divorce can trigger in a person's life. One of these is a change in where they reside. Generally, when a couple divorces, one or both of the parties move out of the marital home and into a new residence. There are many different types of issues that can arise in connection to a divorce-related move.

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