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October 2019 Archives

Divorce: Court rules embryo contract is enforceable

At the time a couple says their vows, they likely have a great deal of plans for the future. For many, this includes children. While many couples plan for children in the future, the path to parenthood may look different from couple to couple. For example, for those who may want to delay parenthood, many choose to freeze embryos. While this option has been beneficial for many in Virginia, the question of what happens to the embryos following a divorce has been one that many courts across the country have been asked to address.

Are you really ready to go through divorce?

When your husband approached you and told you that he wanted to get a divorce, you were surprised by his sudden revelation. Recently, you knew that you were having trouble communicating. Your relationship didn't feel normal or like it once had. However, a divorce was never on your mind.

Man paying child support for a child that is not his

Most fathers in Virginia and across the country are thrilled to learn of the impending birth of their child. They often spend a great deal of time dreaming of the things they will be able to do together. Unfortunately, the dreams of a man in another state came to a crashing halt one day when he learned that the child he had been supporting was not, in fact, his. Despite this, the state is still forcing him to pay child support.

Is a home purchased before marriage considered marital property?

Many couples in Virginia purchase their family home after they say their vows. As such, the home is likely to be considered marital property subject to division should the marriage end in divorce. However, some homeowners are interested in knowing how a home that was purchased before the marriage will be treated during the property division process.

Wrong turn onto Virginia tracks leads to drunk driving arrest

Anyone who has driven at night likely knows that the lack of visibility can create confusion for those behind the wheel. Unfortunately, it seems that such confusion recently resulted in a man's arrest in Virginia. He now faces multiple accusations, including that he was drunk driving at the time of the incident.

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