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August 2019 Archives

Successful co-parenting during the start of the school year

For many students in Virginia, the start of a new school year is a stressful time. They often face a new schedule with new activities and a great deal of uncertainty of what their new day will look like. While this is true regardless of whether a child's parents are married, some studies show that divorce can negatively impact a child's school performance. Fortunately, there are some measures that parents who are co-parenting can take to help ease their children into a new school year and decrease tension and anxiety for all involved.

Man in jail after failing to pay child support

Even couples in Virginia who remain in a loving relationship sometimes struggle to see eye-to-eye on how children should be parented and how funds should be allocated. For couples who are no longer together romantically, it may be even more difficult to do. Unfortunately, failure to meet the requirements as outlined in a court order can have serious consequences. For example, a man in another state found himself in jail after he was accused of failing to pay child support.

Virginia woman facing drunk driving charges in fatal accident

Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. In some cases, something as simple as changing the radio station can create enough of a distraction to cause an accident. Despite this, police in Virginia and across the country may be quick to assume that an accident -- especially one that occurs during late at night or early in the morning -- is the result of a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In fact, a woman is now facing drunk driving charges after police say she was involved in a fatal accident.

Spousal support: Should you ask for it?

Spousal support is an option for some people who are going through a divorce. It is money that will be paid by one spouse to another after they divorce or separate. The money, which can be called maintenance, alimony or spousal support, is meant to provide a short-term financial boost to the in-need spouse.

Father questions child support after child placed in his custody

There is no doubt that parents in Virginia must meet their responsibilities for their children. This includes making court-ordered child support payments. Some parents, however, find it necessary to request a modification -- even if it is only a temporary one -- of an existing order depending on their individual circumstances. In fact, one father in another state is requesting a modification while the child in question is in his custody full time.

Prenuptial agreement questioned in Kevin Garnett divorce

When couples in Virginia and across the country choose to marry, they often take steps to plan for the future. For many, this includes the creation of a prenuptial agreement, which allows them to have an open line of communication regarding their financial situation and what will happen in the event of a divorce. However, there are certain issues that could leave a prenup vulnerable to a successful challenge in the event the marriage ends in a divorce.

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