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Divorce process involves equitable distribution in Virginia

Ending a marriage is never a straightforward process in Virginia. Unfortunately, if two divorcing individuals have a large number of assets or some high-value assets, the process can become even trickier. Here is a look at how Virginia courts handle the divorce process in these situations.

Virginia is an equitable distribution state, a term that describes most states across the United States. In this type of state, the court will divide two divorcing individuals' possessions in a manner that it considers to be fair, or equitable. Thus, two divorcing spouses in Virginia may end up with unequal asset amounts as part of the divorcing process. For instance, one person may receive 70% of assets, whereas the other party might be awarded 30% of the couple's shared assets.

DUI arrest involving woman occurs following injury accident

A woman in Virginia was recently accused of causing an injury crash due to drinking while under the influence. The accident that led to her DUI arrest took place on a Monday night. However, although the woman faces a DUI charge, she is deemed innocent until and unless the government can prove her guilt in a court of law.

According to police, the driver ended up going over a road embankment at around 7:45 p.m. At that point, her car entered a river. The woman did not suffer injuries in the crash, but one of her passengers was hurt in the collision.

Co-parenting can be a positive experience for the children

The divorce process can unfortunately be stressful for both parents and their young children in Virginia. Likewise, co-parenting in the aftermath of the divorce can be challenging. However, divorcing parents can take a couple of steps to make these life-altering experiences easier for the children to deal with going forward.

For one, it is essential for parents who are getting a divorce to frequently speak with their children about how they feel. For instance, they can ask the children how they are doing as well as what they need. The more they can express their feelings during the divorce journey, the less alone they will feel in the process.

Talk safety before the Fourth of July weekend

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and with it can come some dangers for kids. Since you and your spouse share the weekend of the Fourth, it's likely that your children will come into contact with a few fireworks shows and small explosive items, like firecrackers.

To help make the Fourth of July safer, one thing that you and the other parent may want to do now is to address any concerns you have as well as rules that you'd like to put into place in both homes.

Divorce process with young children can be tricky

One of the most challenging aspects of dissolving a marriage is figuring out how to handle matters related to child custody, which can quickly spur emotion-fueled conflict. However, it is indeed possible for divorcing parents to have a relatively amicable divorce process. Here is a look at what they can do to benefit the whole family in Virginia.

First, two divorcing parents would generally be wise to embrace the concept of co-parenting. This arrangement allows both of them to play important roles in their children's lives. However, to make it work, it is paramount that both parents are reasonable and committed to its success. This means being cooperative and maintaining open communication with each other.

Grand larceny threshold doubled in 2020

You were with a friend in a department store when they laughed and told you that they were going to walk out of the store with a new bag. The theft itself bothered you, but you were concerned most because of the value of the piece. Listed at around $550, the accessory was clearly valuable and could lead to significant trouble if they were caught.

You tried to avoid making a scene to help them get out without trouble, but a security tag inside the handbag set off the alarms. It wasn't long before store security stopped your friend and you ended up facing trouble as well. Now, you could be facing larceny charges, which is something you never would have faced if you were shopping on your own.

Tips can help with reducing stress during divorce process

The process of getting divorced can no doubt affect you both financially and emotionally. For this reason, it is not uncommon to experience increased stress levels during the divorce process. Here are a couple of tips for reducing stress when going through divorce in Virginia.

First, developing soothing routines can be helpful for maintaining a divorcing individual's physical and mental health. These routines may include getting occasional massages or even grooming one's eyebrows. They could even be as simple as taking multiple deep breaths when one needs to relax.

Man faces multiple criminal charges following DUI arrest

A man in Virginia was recently arrested in connection with a fatal car crash that took place in late March. The accident, which led to the death of a survey worker, occurred along Interstate 64. According to authorities, the man's arrest was a DUI arrest, as he allegedly drove while drug impaired at the time of the accident.

Police said the driver was going east on the interstate and suddenly lost control of the car. At that time, he allegedly left the roadway. He then reportedly entered the median and ended up in the road's westbound lanes.

Divorce process can be tricky for older individuals

Getting divorced can be a difficult process at any age, but it can especially be challenging for those in their 50s or above. The reason for this is that the divorce process leads to immense financial upheaval, especially for those who have accumulated many assets over a lengthy period of time. Here are a couple of tips for navigating a divorce later in life, or a gray divorce, in Virginia.

First, it is wise for people who are getting divorced later in life to plan ahead for the divorce proceeding as soon as possible. For instance, they may want to plan how to divide their shared assets by first collecting data on all of their jointly owned and separate property. These assets may include real estate, bank accounts, insurance policies, retirement plans or pensions. Documents such as tax returns may be helpful during this process. In addition, it may behoove them to gather appraisals of their tangible assets, like fine jewelry and art.

Having to share custody of a child can be complicated at first

Getting divorced in Virginia can feel like riding on an emotional roller coaster. This is especially true when young children are involved, which can lead to child custody disputes. However, it is indeed possible for those who must share custody of a child to ultimately lead satisfying lives long-term.

Following the divorce process, the parents of young children typically go through what is known as a hazy period. During this phase, they may feel liberated from their old routines. However, they might also find themselves being short on cash and wondering how they will thrive on a single household income. In addition, they must figure out how to handle household routines and their work lives in the aftermath of the divorce.

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