Divorcing When There’s an Imbalance of Power In Your Relationship

Did your spouse wear the cliched pants in your relationship? If so, you could be vulnerable to bullying during the dissolution process—especially if you suffered verbal abuse or passive aggressive behavior while married. Your ex’s manipulation and hostile conduct could convince you to take property or custody deals clearly not in your best interest or […]

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Six Tips For Getting What You Need Out of the Divorce Mediation Process

Pain-free divorce may not exist, but mediation could help you minimize the drama of dissolution. Like any divorce method, it must be approached strategically; enter mediation sessions unprepared, and you’ll emerge with little to show for your efforts. Follow these mediation tips to ensure a more favorable outcome: Highlight A Few Chief Priorities Before you […]

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Understanding the Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Protection Act

Many ex-spouses of former military members recognize the acronym USFSPA (short for the Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Protection Act) but do not fully understand its meaning. The federal legislation addresses common concerns regarding eligibility for retirement pay and benefits after divorce, establishing standards for medical care and retirement pay. As the former spouse of a […]

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Great Questions Clients Should Ask a Virginia Family Law Attorney

From divorce to adoption, your family law attorney guides you through several of life’s most emotional moments. Choose the wrong representative, and you may sacrifice your relationships, your health and your long-term happiness. Vetting is essential, but the standard questions may not be good enough. Treat the search for an attorney like employee recruitment: ask […]

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Critical Questions About Divorce That Have No Easy Answers

Expect to ask and answer a myriad of questions as you navigate the divorce process alongside your attorney. Some (such as deadlines) involve simple answers, while others are unfortunately far more complicated. If you ask one of the following questions, be prepared for a lengthy answer: Will I Benefit Most From Mediation, Collaboration, or Litigation? […]

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A Guide to Military Health Benefits After Divorce

As the former spouse of a military member, you once enjoyed access to extensive health care benefits. Sadly, eligibility often ends upon divorce, especially for younger individuals or those married for just a few years. Keep the following considerations in mind as you explore your options for post-divorce health care coverage: TRICARE and the 20/20/20 […]

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Top Regrets About Divorce

Many divorcees regret splitting up. Others still feel confident in their decision, but wish they had approached the process differently. They hope that, by sharing their stories, they can help others avoid similar mistakes. Keep the following lessons in mind as you proceed with your divorce: Not Filing Soon Enough Many people regret the timing […]

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