Regardless of how close or far away retirement might be for a Virginia couple, divorce could make a significant dent in their retirement savings. Further complicating matters may be the fact that it can be difficult to set aside emotions during divorce negotiations. However, this will be necessary to ensure future financial security.
Divorce is tough. But it can be significantly harder when children are involved. Not only are the usual issues present – dividing assets, sorting out finances – but there’s also custody and the children’s welfare to consider.
For much of the 20th century, courts in Virginia and other states almost universally sided with mothers when making custody decisions. But during the past 30 years or so, shared parenting, or joint custody has gained more acceptance. Child custody itself can be broken down as legal custody and physical custody of the child or children involved.