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Social media caution may be advised during divorce

Social media is an important part of many people's lives, and this can be especially true during a divorce. Facebook, Twitter or Instagram can be major ways that people connect with their friends and family. Still, those who want to ease their path to a successful divorce settlement may want to be discreet about what they choose to share publicly on their social media profiles. Conflicts over social media use can lead to marital unhappiness, and some types of social media posts could even make it into a Virginia family court during the divorce.

Why should I consider getting a prenuptial agreement?

If you are one of the many Virginia residents who is getting married this year or in the near future, you probably have a lot on your plate. While planning a wedding can be fun and exciting, it can also be stressful and time-consuming. During this crazy time in your life, protecting yourself in the event your marriage does not work out is probably not high on your priority list. However, taking the time to create a prenuptial agreement that does just that would be time well spent.

Making divorce less stressful for children

When parents in Virginia determine that they can no longer live together, it's often children who are affected most. Fortunately, there are some steps that parents who are still able to remain civil toward one another can take to protect their kids and make the transition to a two-household life less stressful.

Planning for divorce can provide benefits

Many Virginia residents know someone, either a relative or friend, who has been completely blind-sided by a divorce. He or she was living a regular, happy life when the other spouse came home one day and declared the marriage was over and there was no possible means of reconciliation. It may be hard to imagine there were no signs of problems, but sometimes one spouse has moved on while the other clings to the comfort and stability of the past. However, when a split seems all but inevitable, it can prove beneficial to begin preparation sooner rather than later.

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