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Collection agencies must respect a debtor's rights

Virginia collection agencies will likely try whatever it takes to get money from a debtor. However, there are limits as to what they can do to get what they are owed. For instance, they are not allowed to contact a person before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. A debt collector is also barred from contacting a person while at work if the collector has been asked not to do so.

The pros and cons of assuming a mortgage after a divorce

In addition to alimony, retirement accounts and child custody and support, dealing with the marital home is often one of the most contentious issues among divorcing couples in Virginia. A common solution is for one ex to keep the home. In such a case, the next step is to determine how to handle the mortgage. One option is to retain the original joint mortgage. Another possibility is to refinance.

Why a custody order could be changed

Virginia parents and others typically operate under the terms of a child custody agreement after a divorce. Depending on the circumstances of a case, both parents may be given custody of the child, but it is also possible that only one parent is granted custody. Regardless of what the initial order states, it may be possible to have it modified at a later date. Of course, this assumes that it is in the child's best interest to do so.

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