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Factors that may be considered in a request for alimony

Not all Virginia divorces will include negotiations or hearings concerning alimony. This is because not all marriages end with one party financially disadvantaged when compared to the other. When one party to a marriage has given up their opportunity to earn an income or put their own career on hold in support of their partner and their family, they may have grounds on which to assert a request for spousal support.

A certain type of debt may lead to marital problems and divorce

Anyone who has ever wondered how they would pay a large bill or make their rent understands the stress that comes with not having enough money. In fact, money or a lack thereof is a major source of personal stress of many Virginians that can wreak havoc on their lives. Marriages can suffer when money woes plague relationships, and problems concerning money are a common cause of divorces.

Will my ex be required to pay child support?

Under Virginia law, both of a child's parents are required to support them financially. This means that when a court decides the custody of a child, the parent who receives physical custody and the noncustodial parent will both have to pay toward the well-being and needs of their offspring. Noncustodial parents are the ones who generally are bound to child support orders and agreements.

Custody options for Virginia parents

The end of a marriage is a difficult time for the individuals who have chosen to legally part ways. But, regardless of their financial situation or their portfolio of property, if the individuals share children, they will undoubtedly experience some trepidation and sadness over the dissolution of their kids' family home. This post will briefly touch on some of the child custody options Virginia parents may learn about as they work to end their marriages in divorce.

Fault may serve as the grounds for a Virginia divorce

The end of a marriage can be hard on a Harrisonburg couple and when the parties decide that it is time to file for divorce, they must meet certain requirements to move their case forward in the courts of Virginia. There are jurisdictional matters that must be satisfied and the filing party also must select a basis for their divorce. In Virginia, a party may file a no-fault divorce, if they have been separated from their spouse for at least a year. If not, they may use one of the state's recognized fault grounds to end their marriage.

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