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Is There a Divorce Gene? What Role Does Genetics Play in Divorce?

Ample research indicates that children with divorced parents are more likely to also divorce. Previously, experts assumed that children simply modeled their parents’ relationship patterns, thereby increasing the likelihood of dissolution. New evidence, however, turns this version of nature versus nurture on its head. Genetics likely plays a greater role in divorce than once assumed, […]

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Eye-Opening Statistics About Americans and Divorce in 2017

Modern marriage and divorce looks little like it did just a few decades ago. Today’s couples may be less likely to marry, but they’re also less likely to divorce. Prenups and divorce selfies are increasingly common in this strange new world. Read on to learn more about the role divorce plays in 2017, and how […]

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DiPietro Family Law Group Receives Law Firm 500 Award

DiPietro Family Law Group has once again been named recipient of the Law Firm 500 Award, honoring the fastest growing law firms in the United States. For 2017, the firm has placed 11th overall. Created in 2016, the Law Firm 500 honors law firms for “the velocity of their growth, strategic vision, and unwavering commitment […]

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DiPietro Family Law Group Named to Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine has ranked DiPietro Family Law Group number 666 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. DiPietro Family Law Group is […]

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Colleen Haddow Receives Significant Service Award

DiPietro Family Law Group McLean Partner, Colleen Haddow, has received a Significant Service Award from the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar. The award goes to lawyers who have distinguished themselves through their service to the bar and the public. Ms. Haddow will be presented with the award at the Virginia State Bar […]

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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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