Couples in Virginia may be surprised to learn that nearly 15 percent of 2,000 couples in a poll conducted by a British law firm said that they had considered divorce due to the activities of their spouses on social media. In addition, nearly 25 percent said they argued at least weekly with their spouse about social media while almost one out of every five respondents said they fought about it daily.
Issues like financial difficulties or sickness can strain a marriage, and a recent study conducted by researchers at two Midwestern universities tracked how often one of these problems led to divorce. Couples in Virginia and other states are more likely to divorce when a spouse gets sick but only if the spouse is a woman.
In the event a couple in Virginia gets divorced, spousal support may either be awarded by a judge in a court order or agreed to by the parties. The theory behind ordered spousal support is to remove unfair financial impediments one spouse may have due to his or her unemployment or underemployment, allowing the recipient an allotted amount of time to seek job training or obtain employment in order to adequately provide for his or her own support.
Virginia provides two options for someone who wants to divorce: divorce from bed and board and divorce from matrimony. The first option is not recognized as full legal divorce; a person might divorce from bed and board because of cruelty, possible fear of bodily harm or desertion.
Film fans in Virginia might find this story about Terrence Howard's alimony arrangements interesting. According to reports, the actor recently signed a divorce agreement that included language obligating him to pay spousal support in the amount of $325,000 to his second wife. The couple was only married for approximately one year before they filed for divorce. Reports suggest that the end of the relationship might have been influenced by allegations of domestic violence.