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Things to consider when a divorce is possible

Many people in Virginia use the start of the new year to make a new start. Often, families have spent a significant amount of time together over the holidays. For many couples, this time spent together is an indicator that a marriage is no longer working, often prompting an increase in the number of people contacting attorneys in January. However, there are some important considerations for those considering a divorce.

Protecting a credit score following divorce

Even couples in Virginia with the best of intentions find that the changes life brings often leave them different people, sometimes no longer compatible with the person they married. For many families, the best option for a happier, more fulfilling life is to seek a divorce. Even those committed to an amicable split, however, can experience emotional and financial hardship, leaving the creation of a final settlement a relief. However, even once their agreement is finalized, additional follow-up may be necessary; failure to do so can have a significant impact on a person's credit score, for example.

Deciding pet custody in a Virginia divorce

Many families in Virginia have pets that they consider to be an equal family member. As a result, when a marriage ends in a divorce, the question of what will happen to family pets is one of the most important ones. Fortunately, there are some ways to address some of the questions regarding pet care before a romantic relationship ends.

Ensuring the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement in Virginia

Couples who decide to get married in Virginia and across the country have several decisions ahead of them. In addition to what kind of ceremony to have and who will attend, they must also make important decisions regarding how to best protect their personal and professional finances. Many couples who want to protect their family business in addition to protecting personal assets, for examples, in the event of a divorce choose to create a prenuptial agreement.

Protecting yourself during a legal separation

When most people think of the end of a marriage, they often think of a contentious battle that plays out in front of a court. Fortunately, many couples in Virginia who have decided to move on with the next stage of their lives have found that they are able to come to an amicable end of their romantic relationship. However, even those going through an uncontested, friendly divorce find that having a legal professional on their side can protect them from the time of legal separation and beyond.

Planning to file for divorce after the holidays?

The holiday season is here. As families throughout Virginia are planning their festivities, some are planning for afterwards as well. History suggests that the months following the holiday season are some of busiest for those who have decided to file for divorce. Many will hold off filing during the holiday season and look forward to filing soon afterwards. While looking at recipes and menus, some are also looking at assets and the best way to divide them.

Easing the transition for children following a divorce

Parents in Virginia and across the country are often willing to go to great lengths to protect their children. While some may even be willing to stay in an unhappy marriage, for many it becomes obvious that staying in a dysfunctional relationship is not in the best interest of anyone involved. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the stress that children feel as the family navigates through the divorce process.

Choosing to divorce after 50 in Virginia

Most people in Virginia would likely agree that marriage is sometimes difficult and often requires a significant amount of work. Having children can often create additional stress. However, many people might assume that after children are grown the couple has "made it." Contrary to this, many couples are choosing to divorce after the age of 50.

Slash and ex-wife settle divorce

For many couples, the decision to end their marriage comes only after a great deal of thought and consideration. Unfortunately, the decision to divorce is only the first in a series that must be made before couples in Virginia and across the country can move on with the rest of their lives. In fact, it took Guns & Roses' guitarist and his ex-wife Perla Ferrar a great deal of negotiation before they were able to come to an agreement on asset distribution.

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