December 2019 Archives

Know what to expect in Virginia divorce proceedings

As 2019 winds down to a close, many Virginia spouses are making plans and setting goals for the new year. For some, filing for divorce is at the top of the list. Depending on various issues, such as whether there are children involved, the income level of each spouse, what types of marital assets and liabilities exist, etc., proceedings may be rather simple or highly complex. Either way, ending a marriage is typically a stressful experience, and not knowing what to expect during divorce proceedings can make things worse.

Actress Julianne Reeves asking for more money in divorce

When a married couple ends their relationship, there is often an unbalanced set of circumstances between the two spouses regarding finances. In Virginia and elsewhere, divorce can definitely spark financial challenges, and in cases where one spouse earns a much greater income than the other, it is not uncommon for the lesser-earning spouse to request spousal support or child support if the spouses are parents together. A case that continues to unfold in another state involves actress Julianne Reeves and her ex, who is an executive at an elevator construction company.

Divorce can spark emotional, financial and legal problems

When married spouses in Virginia or elsewhere decide to go their separate ways, it often prompts changes in all aspects of their lives. Whether a spouse is the one who initially files for divorce, and even if he or she thinks the idea is a good one, most people find themselves in a great swirl of emotion, as well as other challenging situations associated with their marital breakups. Knowing where to seek support is key to coping in a healthy, productive manner.


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