For many divorcing parents, getting a child support order is only the first part of the battle. At some point, the parent who is supposed to pay the child support may stop paying. If this happens to you, you do not have to just accept that. There are several avenues for custodial parents in Virginia to collect unpaid child support.
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.
We may not want to be married to our spouse anymore, but we may still love them in a way, or at least don’t want to hurt their feelings. So if we have decided to get a divorce, perhaps the toughest part is telling our husband or wife.
In most Colorado divorce proceedings, one of the main problems that must be solved is how to split up the marital property. If the couple has a prenuptial agreement, division of property may be predetermined. But a lot of couples did not create a prenup, or one spouse may dispute the document.
Many people would be reluctant to have their divorce reported upon in the media. But couples with high-valued assets, along with a name that is well-known in political circles, would probably not be surprised to see their split in the newspaper.
Sharing child custody after divorce requires a lot of both parents. One of the foremost requirements is that the parents continue to communicate about things such as when to drop off the kids or when one parent wants to trade parenting time for that week.
College education in Colorado and around the U.S. has become so expensive that it could be decades before many recent graduates pay off their student loans. Students who took out loans to help pay for their education had an average of $29,400 of debt upon their graduation in 2012, according to one source. For a married couple, it may not be unusual for the household to have a total of $100,000 or more in student loans.
In many marriages, one spouse handles all of the finances. This can be part of a division of labor within the relationship, and may be a relief for a husband or wife who does not enjoy keeping track of important assets, such as retirement accounts, bank balances and so on.
Readers may recall our last post, in which we discussed how a small business is often part of the marital property in a divorce, even when only one spouse was involved in the business.
For small business owners in Virginia, going through divorce may have an added complication that most other couples will not have to face. Like any other asset owned by one or both spouses, a business may be considered part of the marital property. In other words, in order to keep your business, you may have to pay your spouse part of its value.