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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Do Live-In Partners Get Legal Influence Over the Lives of the Children?

All families are different. It’s common for children to be raised in blended families, when both partners have children from previous relationships, or by gay and lesbian couples who are building a family of their own. However, when there are a lot of people involved in raising children, things can get complicated, especially when the […]

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Visitation Agreements in Marriages Where one Spouse in Deployed

Virginia is a military state. There are at least 117,000 active members of the military in Virginia and 27 military bases. Even though the divorce rate is low for military families — about 3.5 percent, according to the Pentagon — it does happen. Military divorces are similar to civilian divorces in many ways, however, visitation […]

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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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Alimony, child support and taxes: What you need to know

One of the most important things you need to understand before signing a marital settlement agreement or asking the court to award you child support and alimony or spousal support is the tax consequences of receiving these payments. By comprehending the tax ramifications, you will be in a better position to work out the most […]

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Affording your child’s athletic future after divorce

Anyone who watched the 2016 Summer Olympics on television or who was fortunate enough to attend the Games in Brazil is aware of the tremendous costs associated with training for competition at such a high level. Through athlete interviews and commentaries, we learned that many American athletes come from divorced parents and that in order […]

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Custody Agreements in Same-Sex Marriages

Gay and lesbian couples face many of the same issues as straight couples when deciding the terms of their divorce or breakup. Dividing property and assets, after all, is stressful for everyone. Custody arrangements for children, though, are often more complicated for LGBT couples, because the law can be terribly unfair to same-sex parents. According […]

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