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Are there clues that indicate a greater likelihood of divorce?

When two people in Virginia get married, they are usually in love with each other and anticipate sharing their lives "until death do us part." However, the reality is that not every marriage is meant to last. This may lead some to wonder, are there some factors that indicate that a couple is more likely to divorce?

How to prepare for executing a prenuptial agreement

While love can do many things, sometimes a couple's life changes in significant ways. Couples in Virginia may find as the years go on that they have fundamental disagreements on major life issues, or they may find they have simply drifted apart. No matter what the reason, however, they may come to the conclusion that life is too short to spend in an unhappy marriage, and they are better off divorcing.

Does one's job increase the likelihood of divorce?

Virginians give their all to their jobs, putting in long hours, so they can see their careers blossom. However, the stress of some jobs can lead to marriage stress. When one is unable to find a work-life balance, their marriage can suffer, which can lead to divorce. But, one statistician examined data from a 2015 U.S. Census Bureau survey to determine which occupations saw the highest divorce rate.

When can one seek an uncontested divorce in Virginia?

Some couples in Leesburg who have decided to divorce, have done so relatively amicably. After all, while they may have had many disagreements while married, the one thing that they may finally agree on is that they want their marriage to end. In situations like this, a couple may wonder if they can seek an uncontested divorce. While it is advisable to seek the advice of an attorney before making any divorce-related decisions, if certain elements are met, couples in Leesburg may be able to seek an uncontested divorce.

Why would one want to draft a postnuptial agreement?

Couples in Leesburg who are planning their weddings have a to do list a mile long. They're looking for the perfect venue, the perfect dress, the perfect cake and more. One item that they may have left off their to do list, either purposefully or accidentally, is executing a prenuptial agreement. They may have viewed prenups as unromantic and a sign they were not committed to the marriage, or they may have gotten carried away with the whirlwind that surrounds a wedding and simply never got around to it. In either case, are there any options for couples who neglected to execute a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married?

What does it take to get an annulment in Virginia?

Sometimes couples in Virginia get swept off their feet, and rush to the alter to be married as quickly as possible. However, they may come to the realization soon after the fact that they really never should have gotten married at all. While it may seem like divorce is their only option at this point, in some situations it may be possible to seek an annulment of the marriage.

What is the difference between agency and non-agency adoption?

Adoption is a wonderful way to grow a family in Virginia. People have many personal reasons for adopting a child. Perhaps, they are unable to conceive a child biologically, or they want to give a home to a child in need. In the end, though, adoption is a means for placing children with new parents who have the same duties to the child and the rights of parentage as the child's biological parents once held.

When can legal separations be converted to divorce in Virginia?

In Virginia, family law disputes do not always lead to an immediate divorce. In some instances, the couple will choose to live separately to determine if they would like to try and salvage the marriage. After sufficient time has passed, a couple has the legal right to convert the case into a divorce. There are certain criteria that must be met for this to be done. Those who are considering a legal separation or are already legally separated and would like to divorce should be aware of this aspect of family law.

How is alimony determined?

Throughout the history of the United States, until recently, it had been assumed that the father in a family would be the one who goes out and earns money for the family while the mother stays home to take care of the children. Since the 1960's to 1970's however, our traditional gender roles and how a family operates has begun to evolve.

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