Divorce

Can a judge deny my no-fault divorce petition in Virginia?

A Kentucky judge recently refused to sign off on a couples uncontested divorce petition. The judge’s logic was simply that, in her opinion, the couple’s marriage wasn’t “irretrievably broken,” which is the standard for a “no-fault” divorce in that state. She seemed to...

Who is my beneficiary after my Virginia divorce?

Sometimes, while going through a divorce, it can feel like there are a thousand steps you need to take. Between all the decisions you have to make, negotiating over every piece of marital property and all the paperwork you need to sign, it can be a relief when it's...

2020 stress has caused divorce rates to increase

If you felt like 2020 was a stressful year, you were certainly not alone. In fact, it’s one reason that couples have cited for the increasing divorce rate worldwide. Even those spouses who felt stable for years before felt the impact of this stress and decided that...

Avoid these mistakes when seeking a high-asset divorce

Emotions run high during a divorce, and things in your life will change rapidly. It is surprisingly easy for people to lose their focus on the big picture and make potentially devastating mistakes during a divorce. The more assets you share with your ex, the greater...

How a QDRO protects your retirement after divorce

Getting divorced shouldn’t have to cost you the chance to retire. However, that’s exactly what many people worry about when they have a spouse who earned a pension or other retirement benefits. If they end the marriage, and they haven’t saved up their own retirement...

What happens to your pet when you file for divorce?

Job loss, social isolation and the news in general put a lot of strain on people over the last year. As stress levels rose, a significant number of Americans decided to adopt a pet to help their mental health. For the most part, it looks like that idea worked. Many...

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