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Preparing for Divorce in Virginia

No one wants to think that their marriage will end in divorce, but if your spouse has made it clear that he or she no longer wants to be married to you, then it is in everyone’s interest to make the divorce process go quickly and smoothly. This way, both parties can move on with their lives with the least amount of stress and financial hardship. In Virginia, as in many other states, today’s divorce procedures are much simpler than they were a few decades ago. Meanwhile Virginia does have some outdated sounding laws, such as “adultery, sodomy, or buggery” being grounds for divorce. It also has something called “divorce from bed and board,” which is old-fashioned terminology for a legal separation.

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Adoption in Virginia Part I


Adopting a child is a method people can use to expand their family. Limited to married couples, including same sex married couples, children can be adopted privately, through an agency, from foster care, or from a country outside of the United States. Once an adoption is complete, the adopting parents become the full legal custodians of the child, responsible for their health, support, education, and welfare.

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Help Your Kids Thrive After a Divorce

Divorce can be a sticky situation, and many couples end up staying together in a confrontational marriage merely because they think it’s best for the kids. In many cases, this just isn’t so, and “research shows that about 80-percent of children of divorce adapt well and see no lasting negative effects on their grades, social adjustment, or mental health.”

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Divorce in Virginia: Bed and Bond Versus Bond of Matrimony Divorces

Virginia has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. Per Statistic Brain, 9.6% of all marriages in the state end in divorce. Despite the promising statistic, almost 1 in 10 marriages do end in divorce. While no one enters matrimony planning to divorce, it is important to familiarize yourself with the laws and procedures surrounding divorce in Virginia.

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3 Things to Know About Family Law in Virginia

Families today come in all shapes and sizes. Children are born in or out of wedlock, in civil unions or same sex marriages. No matter the type of family, the law in Virginia applies uniform rules for the determination of issues or disputes surrounding paternity, child custody, child visitation, and child support. The following post is a brief overview of the main topics surrounding family law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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