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"Negative Monetary Contributions" in Equitable Distribution

In today's divorces, it is an all-too-frequent scenario where one spouse brings in the money, only to see it recklessly spent just as fast by the other spouse. This phenomenon often takes the form of excessive unnecessary travel; gambling; "loans" to friends or family members; designer clothing instead of "off-the-rack;" expensive lunches/dinners; excessive alcohol consumption; and a myriad of other examples. Invariably, such financial recklessness leads to marital discord, which, in turn, often leads to divorce.

Getting Divorced When Spouse Resides Out-of-State

Oftentimes, issues arise when a spouse lives in a different state than where the other spouse wants to file for divorce. This can arise when a spouse voluntarily leaves Virginia and the remaining spouse wants to file for divorce or when a spouse moves to Virginia from another state to file for divorce.

Documents to Gather Before Your Attorney Consultation

It is axiomatic that the more information your attorney has bout your situation - particularly financial information - the better he or she will be able to identify and evaluate the issues involved in your divorce and appropriately advise you. Thus, the time to begin gathering information and documents is prior to your initial consultation.

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