Did you get married on Valentine’s Day?

Getting married on Valentine’s Day may seem like the most romantic gesture a couple in love can make to each other. What better day than to demonstrate the ultimate act of commitment —marriage — on the one day of the year where you are encouraged to show the world how much you love your significant […]

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What happens to frozen embryos in a divorce?

Reproductive experts around the U.S. estimate that hundreds of thousands of embryos are being stored in fertility clinics around the country, according to a recent article in Parenting magazine. Modern science has given hope to people struggling to naturally conceive by taking sperm and an egg and producing embryos that ultimately mean more chances for […]

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“Gray Divorce” on the rise

Even the most cynical political pundits were stunned when former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced in 2010 they were separating after 40 years of marriage. The Gores’ love story was nearly as well-known as their political efforts. At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, the couple’s passionate on-state kiss further proved that […]

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Men Negotiating Spousal Support (Alimony)

According to Forbes magazine, more than 400,000 people in the United States receive alimony after a divorce. Only 3% of these recipients are men. The 2014 article focuses on a reality that many may not realize or want to accept: gender stereotypes and sexism often prevent husbands from receiving fair spousal support awards after a […]

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What Are Adult Adoptions And Why Might a Person Consider One?

When most people think of adoption, they envision adopting a baby or young child, sometimes even from foreign countries. We typically do not consider the possibility of adopting an adult. It is, however, possible. In Virginia, only certain individuals over the age of 18 can legally be adopted by another adult. Ordinarily, adult adoptions involve […]

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Simone Biles’ Story and the Power of Adoption

Remarkable adoptive parents have raised some of the world’s most influential figures. Simone Biles is the perfect example of how adoption can lead to great things; raised by her biological grandparents (whom she refers to as her mom and dad), Biles was encouraged to pursue her dreams. She probably would not have become an Olympic gymnast without […]

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How, Exactly, Does Political Persuasion Affect Marriage and Divorce?

What Does the Science Say? The vast majority of spouses match up politically. Democrats marry Democrats, and Republicans marry Republicans. Sometimes, one spouse will be slightly more liberal or conservative than the other, but in general, political compatibility plays a large role in modern marriage. Thus, while the jury is still out on the likelihood […]

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Uncertain About Attending a Divorce Seminar? These FAQs Can Help

We understand it is a big step to attend a workshop like this. Sometimes, it may even be your very first step toward a divorce. And really, that’s why we put these workshops on: to offer support, resources and guidance to those entering a very difficult process. The seminars are for YOU. Below are answers […]

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Make Sure Your Settlement Agreement Is Specific

A settlement agreement deciding issues of property, custody and child/spousal support, like any other contract, should be as detailed and specific as possible. Failure to properly state who gets what and when can lead to ambiguities that may render your agreement invalid, or may lead to undesired consequences. At the very least, ambiguous terms or […]

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