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Joint credit card debt can quickly complicate your divorce

Asset and debt division is one of the most important aspects of any divorce case. Even if you put the necessary time into this, there's still a chance it will slow you down, add to your stress and have you wondering about the impact on your financial future.

Joint credit card debt is one of the most common sticking points. Even if you own up to the fact that you're responsible for half the debt, it doesn't make it any easier to deal with.

Postnuptial agreements can add clarity to a couple's finances

Discussing finances can be challenging for some couples. However, it is necessary for them to do so, especially if they want to protect their assets and make sure the assets are passed on to their children. Some Virginia couples have found that a great way to add clarity to their finances is by drawing up a postnuptial agreement.

Many people are familiar with how a prenuptial agreement works. It is a document that is signed by each partner entering a marriage, and it lays out how finances will be divided if the couple decides to divorce in the future. A postnuptial agreement is similar, but it is signed after the wedding. It is designed to protect assets that a couple acquires during their marriage.

The benefits of expunction

The expungement, or expunction, process can be of great benefit to individuals who have been convicted of a crime, such as DUI charges, and wish to get some of their rights back. The DUI expungement process can help restore some of those rights the accused individual may have lost during the process and help them face the future on a positive footing free from criminal stigma.

A criminal record can have a significant impact on the life of an individual who has been convicted of a crime but may be trying to start over. A criminal record can cause problems for the accused individual related to housing, employment opportunities and educational opportunities. It can also impact gun ownership and voting rights. An expungement may be able to help accused individuals with all of those concerns they are facing.

Dividing a family business during divorce

Dividing a family business during divorce can be one of the most challenging and complex parts of the divorce process for a couple that owns a family business. There are several different ways to address division of a family business during divorce that the divorcing couple should be familiar with.

The family law process provides different options for divorcing couples to handle their family business and property division issues. Dividing a family business may be one of the most complex property issues that is part of an already complex process. During the equitable property division process, the divorcing spouses will each have to address what they want their ongoing role in the business to be and how to best financially divide the business amongst other overall equitable property division concerns.

What does a burglary charge mean?

Burglary charges are serious criminal charges that accused individuals should not take lightly. Burglary charges are not taken lightly by the criminal justice system and can result in serious and life-changing potential penalties and consequences for accused individuals.

Burglary generally refers to the unlawful entry into a structure for the purpose of committing a crime inside the structure. The structure may refer to almost any type of structure including a house or a business and the most common type of crime that may be committed inside is a theft or larceny crime. The elements of the most basic definition of burglary include the unauthorized breaking and entering into a building or occupied structure with the intent to commit a crime within.

What is required for a prenuptial agreement to be valid?

A prenuptial agreement can be an important consideration for couples who are contemplating marriage.

Prenuptial agreements can be helpful for many couples, which is why it is important to know what is required for a prenuptial agreement to be valid.

Ways to fight a traffic ticket

Even the safest drivers have the potential to make a mistake. And if they do, there's always a chance that a police officer will catch them. This could result in a traffic ticket and the many consequences associated with it.

Some people never think twice about fighting a traffic ticket, as they assume it's nothing more than a waste of time. Instead, they pay it in full and hope that the impact on their life isn't too great.

Virginia spousal support basics

Spousal support and spousal support requests can be a challenging issue to resolve in any divorce. Because of this reality, it is helpful for divorcing spouses to know how to handle spousal support requests if they come up and how the family law system handles them.

In Virginia, spousal support may be awarded when it is considered necessary. Spousal support may generally be awarded when one spouse needs financial help if they do not have a job because they may have remained in the home to care for the household or children, for instance. In other circumstances, the spouses may have a large gap in income or one may be disabled. Spousal support is generally awarded in circumstances of a longer marriage and the circumstances of the dissolution of the marriage will also be considered when determining spousal support.

What is a felony DUI charge?

While any drunk driving charge is serious, felony DUI charges can be particularly serious and carry stiffer penalties and consequences than other types of driving under the influence charges. Because of the serious nature of felony DUI charges, individuals facing them should be familiar with what they are and what they can do about them.

Most DUI charges are misdemeanor charges that carry less harsh penalties and consequences than felony charges. Based on the circumstances, a DUI charge can, however, be a felony DUI charge. Felony DUI charges are usually based on the seriousness of the circumstances, which can raise the nature of the charges to a felony charge. In general, felony crimes can be penalized by a year or greater in prison, rather than a year or less in jail, and more significant fines than misdemeanor charges. This is not always the case, however, and because felony DUI charges vary by state, it is important for an accused driver to be familiar with DUI laws in their state.

How can mediation help with child custody?

Mediation is an alternate approach to litigation for many divorce-related concerns, including child custody. Mediation can help couples more peacefully and efficiently resolve some of the contentious issues they have to face during their divorce process such as child custody.

Divorcing couples may not be familiar with the mediation process at all or may have heard of it but are uncertain how it may be able to help them and with their divorce. Mediation provides a host of benefits compared to the alternative which is typically to litigate contested divorce-related issues at increased time and cost to the couple. Divorce litigation can also result in more acrimony and be harder on children and the divorcing spouses.

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