It is public policy in Virginia that both parents shall be liable for the financial responsibilities of raising a child, whether they are married, romantically involved, divorced or otherwise estranged. As such, Virginia courts have the authority to establish a child support order to compel a non-custodial parent to support the custodial parent in raising the child. This post will address some basic questions associated with child support, including who is liable for paying support, and how child support may be calculated.
If you are going through a divorce after a long-term marriage, you may feel sad, lonely and afraid. You may feel like you’ve wasted half of your life on a relationship that is no longer there, and your married friends may suddenly shun you because they don’t want their marriages threatened by you, as if divorce is a communicable disease.
Getting out of a troubled marriage is arguably the top priority for divorcees. Indeed, they want their fair share when it comes to dividing property and setting a parenting time schedule, but many divorcees may not think about the tax implications that an unscrupulous spouse can leave behind; only to be discovered years later when tax fraud accusations are levied.
Dividing property is not just a simple value proposition. Much of what you and your spouse own has sentimental value. Your family home, in particular, likely holds some of your best memories.
As we begin the first week of March, we know that this month is known for three things: the end of winter (and hopefully the end of snow), the NCAA Tournament, and the frantic rush to complete federal income tax returns. It is natural that our readers look forward to the first two, but getting tax returns ready may be anything but simple for those in the midst of a divorce or are completing their first tax return since finalizing one. Simply put the uncertainty and questions that may drive them crazy. With that said, we offer a post that can help answer some of the most common questions you may have as a new (or soon to be) divorcee.