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February 2015 Archives

Woman pays spousal support to husband who abused her

Couples throughout Virginia who are having family law issues are often unaware as to how the law works with certain variables in their marriage. If the decision is made to move forward with a divorce, many of those involved are blindsided by aspects of the law that may not make sense, but are on the books nonetheless and have to be adhered to. One option when this occurs is to seek a post-divorce modification to right the family law issues that they believe are mistreating them in spite of the circumstances.

Is post-divorce modification possible in Virginia?

When a couple decides that they are no longer able to stay married one spouse often has to pay alimony. The amount is dependent on whether there were children, what the lifestyle was, whether the receiving spouse is able to pay for his or her own upkeep, as well as other factors. Some might be under the impression that the payments will last forever and are unchangeable. This, however, is not the case and state law allows for changes to be made.

The importance of legal assistance in a military divorce

The United States military members make a major sacrifice to serve. While these people place themselves in harm's way to do their duty, there are often issues that arise on a personal basis. One problem that frequently arises is if a couple is unable to maintain their marriage while they complete their service or after they've retired from the service. This often leads to a military divorce. Whether it is a current or retired service member, a divorce while in the military has different aspects to consider when compared to a civilian divorce.

Statistics of military divorce are higher with long deployments

Since Virginia is an area rife with military personnel and retired military, there are often legal issues, such as military divorce, that are concerns. Given the difficult, dangerous and transient lives military personnel often live, it can be hard to keep a marriage together. It should therefore come as no surprise that research from 2013 has shown that the length of time enlisted military members spend deployed directly affects whether they keep their marriage together or move forward with a military divorce. It's imperative to bear in mind that legal issues that can arise with any divorce.

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