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.
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.
Grandparents often play a significant role in their grandchildren’s lives. Their presence can offer stability and security. Depending on the family, they may even be the best equipped to have legal custody of their grandkids.
Women have long been thought of as primary caregivers. This belief has permeated child custody agreements, leading to years of favorable outcomes for mothers that may come at the expense of fathers.
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.
Divorce is never easy. From dividing assets to determining child custody, the prospect of separating the most important parts of your life is daunting and often contentious.