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Splitting up your mortgage in a divorce

If you and your spouse have decided that you can no longer remain married, you know that you must face the task of dividing up your marital assets. Many couples in Virginia often end up selling their family homes when they get divorced but perhaps your spouse feels strongly about wanting to keep the house even after your divorce is final. This may be workable but before you agree to this, you should understand how to protect yourself in the future.

Discussing family law issues with your ex

There are many family law matters that can make daily life tough for those who have recently split up with their spouse. In some instances, people may run into these problems years after they have finished the divorce process, such as parents who are struggling with child support payments or custody. Every couple is in a unique position with respect to the divorce process and the options that are on the table, and every divorce should be approached from an individualized standpoint. In some instances, it can be helpful to talk about these matters with a former partner.

Bankruptcy or divorce: which should you file for first?

Both bankruptcy and a Virginia divorce are emotionally trying legal processes. If both are on your horizon, you may try to kill two birds with one stone and file for both at the same time. Divorce Magazine recommends against doing this. However, if you know both are inevitable, how do you decide which to file for first?

Financial lessons that can be gleaned from divorce

When a couple is in the throes of getting divorced in Virginia, they may struggle to see any value coming from their decision. However, with time and commitment to overcoming a difficult change in their relationship, they may be able to begin to recognize how their decision ultimately led to greater opportunities and valuable life lessons. 

Who pays college expenses for a child in a divorce?

If you are getting a divorce or are already divorced in Virginia, you may wonder who will pay for your child's college expenses. This is a valid concern as college costs are rising. In addition, if you receive child support, that will end either when your child turns 18 or graduates high school. You may not be able to afford the costs yourself and wonder if the child's other parent has an obligation to pay.

Maintaining your health is critical during your divorce

You have recently decided to divorce your spouse in Virginia and are beginning to deal with the onslaught of decisions regarding your future that needs to be made. While you may not take a second thought for your personal needs during this busy, frustrating and challenging time, failing to maintain your health can be detrimental to your recovery from divorce. At Ferriswinder PLLC, Attorneys at Law, we have helped many people get through the time-consuming process of getting a divorce. 

Maintaining physical health during divorce is important

When a couple makes the decision to pursue a divorce in Virginia, their time often fills up with making important decisions about their future and how they will begin to untangle years of sharing everything they have with someone else. Even during quieter periods of the divorce process, people may be so consumed with their emotions, that maintaining their physical health goes on the back burner. However, when people recognize the value of maintaining their health and wellbeing despite the chaos, they can put themselves in a better position to cope with the unprecedented changes. 

Can you benefit from requesting a restraining order?

If you have recently discovered some unsettling information about your spouse, you may have started to think about filing for divorce in Virginia. While this decision may provide some hope of liberation, you may also be dealing with the risks of upsetting your spouse or putting yourself in harm's way if he or she finds out your intentions. In these situations, you may find yourself wondering if a restraining order could provide you with necessary protection. Understanding the purpose of a restraining order and under what circumstances to request one, you may be able to make a more confident decision that will not risk hurting your merit in future legal settings related to your divorce. 

Maintaining a routine is crucial for children during a divorce

When two parents make the difficult decision to get divorced in Virginia, one of the biggest challenges they face is being able to tell their children about these changes in a way that is the least damaging possible. Often, children will struggle as they try to make sense of what is happening, try to understand both sides of the story and learn to manage all of their emotions. While it can be difficult and even daunting for parents to tell their children about what is happening, their efforts to do it in a kind and caring manner can make a significant difference in how their children are able to handle the information they are hearing. 

Approaching divorce with respect and responsibility

When a couple makes the decision to get a divorce in Virginia, their decision is rarely made without many accompanying disagreements, sadness and contention. While there are cases where divorcing is inevitable or critical where there is abuse or neglect involved for example, couples who have shared a decently amicable marriage should do their due diligence in weighing their options before irrationally decided to separate. 

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