When Virginia couples divorce, they must resolve a number of issues before the court can issue a final decree. Such issues typically refer to property division matters, as well as alimony, child support (if spouses have children) and child custody topics. The latter can spark contention between spouses if they disagree about what is best for their children.
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.
Filing for divorce can leave spouses facing many worries. What will their financial future look like? Where will they live?