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Tag Archives: Leesburg Divorce Attorney

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What to Know about Military Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are married to an active member of the military and are contemplating divorce, there are some important considerations to know when it comes to military divorces. Divorce is an emotional and often complex process to begin with, but the added element of one spouse being active military can present additional challenges. It’s… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions about Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Not surprisingly, most people have a lot of questions when it comes to getting a divorce in Virginia. Here is a look at some of the more common questions couples have. How long do you have to live in Virginia to file for a divorce in the state? In order to qualify for residency… Read More »

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How does an Uncontested Divorce Work in Virginia?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

While no divorce is easy, an uncontested divorce is typically far more amicable as both spouses have agreed to resolve all issues in their marriage and forego the stress and expense of preparing for a trial in front of a judge. As you might expect, uncontested divorces are usually less expensive and typically resolve… Read More »

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What to Know About No Fault Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Virginia is one state that recognizes fault divorces, but there is also an alternative for couples who are in agreement and want an uncontested divorce. No-Fault Divorce in Virginia In Virginia, a no-fault divorce is where neither party needs to demonstrate proof of any wrongdoing. Instead, it’s based on separation. It means you won’t… Read More »

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Three Financial Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce

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The distribution of assets and debt can be one of the most stressful aspects of a divorce. It is difficult to dismantle the life and future that you and your spouse spent years building together. The choices you make while splitting up marital property and making other financial decisions can carry some high-stakes consequences… Read More »

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How Domestic Violence Impacts a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are in a violent marriage, it is important to seek help right away. The presence of domestic violence or spousal abuse in your marriage can affect the divorce proceedings in several ways, including communication, financial judgements, and child custody decisions. Cruelty as Grounds for Divorce Most divorces in Virginia are no-fault divorces,… Read More »

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Why Are Women Filing For Divorce?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The longstanding trope of the “first wives club,” the sad older ladies left by their husbands in pursuit of a younger woman, may not be entirely accurate. It turns out most divorces in the United States are initiated by women. Studies have found that about two-thirds of divorce cases are filed by the wife…. Read More »

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Understanding Fault and Grounds for Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

In the old days, divorces were only granted when a spouse demonstrated some form of misconduct. In 1970, California introduced the no-fault divorce, and since then almost every other state has followed suit. In Virginia, being assigned fault in a divorce could impact child custody, spousal support, and distribution of assets. At-Fault Divorces There… Read More »

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Virginia Divorce Jurisdiction and Out-of-state Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Each state has its own jurisdiction laws deciding who is eligible to file for divorce in that state. In Virginia, the law requires that divorce cases filed in Virginia family courts meet the residency requirement. To satisfy the residency requirement, at least one spouse must have lived in Virginia for at least the last… Read More »

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3 Ways to Have a Successful Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Whether or not a divorce is successful depends on your perspective. The legal proceeding may be successful in your eyes once it finalizes the end of your marriage. However, it might not feel successful if it takes years of bitter fighting to get there. At our office, we believe there are ways to work… Read More »

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