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What is a "divorce from bed and board?"

There are many ways to pursue a divorce, from negotiating in alternative dispute resolution or taking matters to court. Regardless of the process individuals choose, many people believe there is still only one kind of divorce–an absolute divorce that legally ends a marriage. 

However, quite a few states, including Virginia, have a law that allows individuals to pursue a divorce "from bed and board." So, what is this type of divorce, and how does it work?

Tips for managing social media during your divorce

The precarious relationship that individuals have with social media can cause divorcing spouses a significant amount of stress. Compared to all of the details involved in a divorce-from deciding who receives what prope2019_family sad.pngrty to determining a fair child custody agreement-social media might not seem like a significant issue.

However, the potential impact on individuals' mental health or even their life after divorce should not be overlooked.

Create a safety plan when leaving an abusive relationship

Leaving a situation of domestic violence and pursuing a divorce can seem overwhelming. But it is possible to leave and obtain a safe and healthy future.

One helpful way individuals can take action when planning to leave is by establishing a safety plan. That way, they can secure their family’s safety as well as their own. Here is a brief overview of a few critical details individuals should include in their safety plan.

What to do when your spouse doesn't want a divorce

Spouses who choose to mediate their divorce usually agree to compromise and negotiate throughout the process. However, not even the couples who pursue mediation agree to divorce right away.

It is a common situation. One spouse asks for a divorce, and the other is shocked and does not understand why. So, they disagree and say they would do anything to avoid a divorce.

When is emergency child custody necessary?

Often, determining child custody can be a time-consuming and stressful process. However, there are some cases when parents, or even grandparents, cannot wait that long to obtain custody--especially if their child is at risk.

If a child is in danger when they are with one or both parents, the other parent or the child's grandparents can temporarily forgo the normal custody proceedings and file for emergency custody.

Can we continue as business partners post-divorce?

2019_BTC Anger.pngOwning a family business with a spouse can make getting a divorce much more challenging. Individuals must manage many details in addition to their divorce just to protect their business assets and ventures. 

This is a reality for many Virginians. Many spouses pursue joint business ventures during their marriage and become business partners. Married business partners might wonder: is it possible to continue as business partners after divorce?

Communication patterns that can indicate marital issues

2019_Family Law.pngIt is incredibly common for individuals to waver back and forth about whether they really want to divorce their spouse or not. They wonder if they can make the relationship work or they start to doubt the feelings that led them to consider a divorce in the first place.

Every relationship is different. And each person has different emotions and reasons for wanting to end a marriage. However, there are some common indicators in how spouses communicate that often lead individuals to consider getting a divorce.

Paying for a child's tuition: What divorced parents need to know

Sending kids off to college can be an emotional ordeal. After all, nowadays, college is considered one of the first steps towards adulthood. 

However, college can also be as expensive as it is emotional. The expenses vary by the type of college students choose. But according to a recent survey by the College Board, total college expenses can range between more than $17,000 and $50,000. 

Communication patterns that can indicate marital issues

It is incredibly common for individuals to waver back and forth about whether they really want to divorce their spouse. They wonder if they can make the relationship work or they start to doubt the feelings that led them to consider a divorce in the first place.

Every relationship is differenteach person has different emotions and reasons for wanting to end a marriage. However, there are some common indicators in how spouses communicate that often lead individuals to consider getting a divorce.

How to approach divorce when you have young children

A parent's divorce is not easy for any child, no matter how old they are. However, younger children, such as toddlers, have a more difficult time understanding what is happening during and after the divorce. In their formative years, children's primary connections and bonds are with their parents. So, they often become confused when their parents are not together and no longer live in the same house.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways that parents can be proactive to help their young kids throughout the process of divorce.

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