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Do Virginia courts still award lifetime alimony awards?

A recent divorce outcome may seem controversial: A Virginia court awarded a lifetime alimony award to one spouse. On appeal, the spouse alleged that the award forced him out of retirement and back into the workforce. However, an appeals court upheld the award.

Legal protections are available to victims of domestic violence

As a law firm with a comprehensive family law practice, we have helped clients navigate domestic violence allegations on both sides. We have helped victims of domestic violence, as well as those wrongfully accused of it, perhaps arising in the context of a contested divorce.

4 commonly asked questions about divorce in Virginia

Ending a marriage is rarely an easy or simple task. Divorcing couples face confusion and hardships regarding property division, custody and court procedures. Understanding Virginia divorce law gives divorcing couples the clarity they need to understand the process and get through it more easily. Here are the answers to some common questions about divorcing in Virginia.

Tip: Review the tax consequences of your divorce settlement

Property division can be a stumbling block in divorces where one spouse took a more active role in managing the marital finances. With the help of an experienced attorney, a forensic inventory of the estate can be prepared, and the task of dividing tangible and intangible assets can begin.

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