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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.

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.

How an uncontested divorce is different than a contested divorce

An uncontested divorce differs from a contested divorce because neither spouse is contesting the divorce. This has important practical implications for the divorcing couple's divorce process that they should understand and be familiar with.

Help with the adoption process

There is a lot that potential parents and families should know and understand about the adoption process. Adoption is an option to consider that can help families get started or to grow which is why it is worth it to be familiar with the process and also how to ensure all of the necessary legal technicalities that are part of the adoption process are taken care of.

How can a prenuptial agreement help any couple?

Prenuptial agreements have many important benefits for couples entering a marriage. There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings often associated with prenuptial agreements but they are an excellent family law legal tool to help couples entering a marriage establish property rights for their marriage.

What are the benefits of a prenuptial agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are sometimes misunderstood as only a tool for the wealthy to protect their assets from a soon-to-be spouse. Prenuptial agreements can protect assets but they can do so for both spouses and can provide a variety of other important benefits and protections couples entering a marriage should consider.

A divorce can generate a wide spectrum of emotions

People in Virginia who are contemplating ending their marriages have many questions. Who will get custody of the kids? Where will I live? Will I receive alimony? Perhaps the most common question, one that rarely generates a straight answer, is "What does a divorce feel like?" A recent compilation of reactions from husbands and fathers illustrates the wide spectrum of emotions that a divorce can generate.

Does Virginia allow no-fault divorces?

Most states allow what are called "no-fault divorces." In these states, a couple can end their marriage by agreement and without proving that one or both parties engaged in conduct detrimental to the marital relationship. Virginia's divorce laws make the path to marital termination somewhat more complex.

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