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Family Law

Why collaborative divorce is worth a try

The end of a marriage is an emotionally charged time when decision-making is, at best, impaired. Going through a complicated legal process presents challenges as well. While some spouses choose to fight it out in court, other soon-to-be exes have taken a more...

How are marital assets divided in Virginia?

Nine states in the United States are community property states, which means that marital assets are divided 50/50 during a divorce. However, Virginia is a common law property state. This means that marital assets are divided according to "equitable division," which...

When should I take my divorce to trial?

There are many reasons to choose a collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorces keep you out of the courtroom, and this can save you a lot of time and money. Collaboration also allows you and your ex-spouse to have more control over the end result of the divorce as...

401(k) division during divorce proceedings

Most people entering into divorce proceedings in Virginia tend to believe that they know what to expect from the process. Yet many still end up feeling surprised to learn that a 401(k) account is subject to property division. 401(k) account holders likely think that...

The advantages of collaborative divorce

Couples who have made the difficult decision to divorce are often overwhelmed with anxiety and dread when they think about the actual divorce process. And who can blame them? Traditional divorce can be costly, stressful, and time-consuming, requiring people to...