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Three things to know about marital property division in Virginia

After many years of marriage, you may have finally decided that it is time to divorce. Perhaps your marriage has been slowly deteriorating over time or perhaps you and your spouse have simply fallen out of love. No matter the reason why you have decided to end your relationship, you need to take steps to prepare for your divorce. For example, one of the first things you should do is to learn as much as possible about the marital property laws in Virginia.

QDRO: An important tool in divorce property division

Anyone considering divorce does a service to him or herself by learning all they can about it before starting the process. One way of looking at divorce is as a major campaign. There is always an emotional toll for both spouses, even in the most amicable of divorces. If children are in the equation, the challenge increases. And there is always the matter of property division to contend with.

Co-parenting can be positive for children after divorce

When parents divorce, child custody disputes may often involve stress and anxiety. The loss of trust between spouses after a marriage breaks down can fuel animosity, making child custody decisions complicated. Today, many parents understand the importance of co-parenting after divorce. Coming to terms with the idea of shared parenting responsibilities even before the divorce is final can help to ease stress during an emotional time. For many, however, that is often easier said than done.

Three common mistakes to avoid when facing divorce

Men and women alike often face troubling issues when a marriage falls apart. Each individual may have questions about how to proceed - even a person who has gone through divorce before. Parents often have contentious disputes concerning child custody and parenting issues. Yet, during a time of tremendous stress, it is often difficult for people to focus on how to best move forward for the benefit of the kids, as well as for their own well being. Some mistakes seem to be more common than others. For that reason, we are outlining a few of the typical mistakes people make that can make their divorce more difficult.

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