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An overview of legal custody

In Virginia and throughout the country, parents may be awarded either physical custody or legal custody to their children. In some cases, they will receive both types of custody. Legal custody gives a parent the right to make important decisions related to a son or daughter's health and general welfare. These decisions may involve the type of medical care a child receives or what religious practices he or she will be exposed to.

Divorce and business owners

When couples in Virginia divorce, finances are often a top concern. This is particularly true if either spouse owns a business or the couple owns a business together. This is because businesses are often a significant asset and, in many cases, a primary source of income.

Determine if your assets were commingled before divorce

When you file your divorce petition, the judge overseeing your case will conduct property division proceedings at some point unless you negotiate an agreement outside the courtroom. Virginia, along with all but nine other states, is an equitable property state. This means that the court would not necessarily divide your marital property equally. Instead, the judge will determine a fair and equitable way to distribute your marital assets and liabilities between you and your spouse, which may not mean a 50/50 split.

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