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January 2019 Archives

Planning a parenting schedule that puts children first

After divorce, a Virginia couple may need to create a parenting plan for custody and visitation. Parents should think about this schedule from the child's point of view. This means considering the child's schedule as well as where they both live and the location of the child's school. The aim should not be the parents' convenience but to make things easy for the child.

Deciding to not divorce for financial reasons

About half of all first marriages end in divorce, and the odds only get worse the more times someone gets married. For divorcing couples in Virginia, financial times can often get rough after separation. That's why it's a good idea for each party to carefully consider the financial implications of divorce before proceeding with the legal process. Sometimes, couples counseling and therapy can resolve issues and help maintain a relationship.

Can I deduct my alimony payments on my taxes?

Though the state of Virginia does not require alimony or spousal support as part of your divorce settlement, a judge may order you to pay support to your ex. If you are in the middle of your divorce proceedings, you may not mind agreeing to payments to speed up your divorce process. Or, you may concede to continued support for your spouse’s contributions to your marriage.

Why joint custody is beneficial for children

Virginia fathers who are going through the divorce process are often concerned about how the separation will impact their children. Many dads in this situation are faced with the dilemma of giving up sole custody to the mother. Part of the reason why this question often arises is because experts have in times past warned against children, especially young children, spending time at night away from their mothers.

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