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December 2017 Archives

Benefits of negotiating child support

Generally speaking, divorces are much like business deals. Many components are subject to negotiation, including child support. In our experience, we find that divorcing parties enjoy a number of benefits when an agreement can be reached on support, even if the final amount may be less than allowed by Virginia law. Indeed, agreeing to a lower amount isn’t likely (or required), but this post will identify a number of benefits to compromising on support obligations.

Tips for effective communication with your ex

Effective co-parenting starts with effective communication. While it sounds simple enough, broken relationships have complicated aspects that divorced (or separated) parents have difficulty moving past. (After all, if the parties had good communication skills, chances are that they would not be getting divorced.) Nevertheless, stable communication between parents is essential to a child’s development. The following tips can help.

Why litigation is often the best choice for divorce

Going through a divorce is a daunting experience. With so much to consider, including your mental, emotional and financial well-being, as well as that of your children if you have any, it’s understandable that many people want to get their divorce over with as quickly as possible.

Should I start a divorce during the holidays?

If you are in a marriage that simply makes you sick (literally or figuratively) chances are that you have thought about initiating a divorce long before the holiday season started. Nevertheless, you may be ambivalent about starting it at this time of year. After all, it’s supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.”

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