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Remembering and Understanding the Lessons of Your First Divorce to Get Through Your Second Divorce

Ample research indicates that second and third marriages hold greater potential for divorce. Unfortunately, this information is little comfort as you tackle the complications of yet another dissolution. If there’s one source of comfort during this difficult time, it’s the knowledge that you made it through divorce once before—and you can again. Furthermore, you know […]

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How Hard Is It to Modify a Divorce Settlement?

From medical bills to loss of income, a variety of changing circumstances can make it all but impossible for you or your spouse to abide by the original terms of your divorce settlement. Change is possible, but it’s not easy. Keep the following considerations in mind as you seek to modify your divorce settlement: Child […]

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Coming to Terms With a Divorce Court Order That You Don’t Like

Divorce is about compromise; nobody walks away fully satisfied. But what if you made most of the compromises, and your ex received the better deal? Modification may be possible down the road, but for now, inner peace will only arrive if you make the most of your present situation. These tips will help you come […]

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Extracurricular activities and child support

People who are divorcing negotiate child support based on the child’s basic needs: Food, shelter and clothes. To help determine the amount of the child support order, Virginia courts use the child support guidelines approved by the state’s General Assembly. The guidelines take into consideration the needs of the child as well as each parent’s […]

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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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