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No need to handle child custody problems alone in Virginia

When you decided to divorce, you knew it would have an impact on your children's lives. You also believed that there wasn't any reason the temporary disruption would necessarily ruin their lives, only change them and prompt the need for a period of adjustment as you and they adapt to a new lifestyle. In a perfect world, you and your ex would agree on all child custody issues and a Virginia family court judge would approve your agreement, then everyone could simply leave the past behind and move on in life.

Bringing up divorce is a delicate matter

The idea of ending a marriage could bounce around in a Virginia resident’s mind for a long time before it becomes a reality. When a person does decide that divorce is the best course of action, it can be difficult to bring up the topic with his or her spouse, even if the marriage is not in a good place. Though some people may consider this a rip-off-the-Band-Aid type topic, it may be wise to give some thought to ould broach the topic.

Want less conflict in divorce? Consider mediation

No Virginia resident starts out his or her marriage with the plan to later get divorced. Of course, not all marriages see long and happy years, and many people do choose to end their marriages in hopes of finding more happiness as single people or in different relationships. Still, that means that the parties will need to separate their current lives, and mediation can often help.

Pursuing a strong financial future after a gray divorce

Going through a divorce is never easy, particularly for two people who are older and nearing retirement age. Gray divorce, a divorce involving parties who are age 50 and up, is financially complex and can significantly impact a person's plans for his or her golden years. It's especially important for a person to think about the implications of his or her choices during this process.

Divorce can definitely have an impact on a back-to-school season

Like those in other states, kids in Virginia recently returned to their classrooms as summer break came to a close. The back-to-school season is often hectic, especially for students entering new schools. It can also be especially challenging for students whose parents filed for divorce over summer. Building a strong support system ahead of time provides a safety net of resources that a concerned parent can tap into if a problem arises.

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