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Family law decisions and how they can impact women post-divorce

A divorce will inevitably bring significant financial changes post-divorce. This is why it is important for a person to think carefully about the family law decisions he or she will make during this process, especially women who are considering ending their marriages. During a divorce, there are certain financial challenges women may face, but it is possible to overcome these things and emerge to a strong post-divorce future.

Money is one of the main concerns Virginia women have regarding their divorces. They worry that they won't have enough income or be able to support themselves on one income. They may also have concerns about how their lifestyles will change, even if they receive alimony payments. Statistics suggest that women experience around a 20% decline in income after they divorce while men often experience an increase in income. 

Women often have concerns related to their children, where they will live and how they will pay for the things they need. One thing that can be useful for a woman who is getting ready to divorce is to prepare well. This means getting important documents ready, listing and valuing all marital assets, and closing joint credit cards. 

A woman has the right to fight for a final divorce order that allows her to have stability and security long-term. The stakes are high during a divorce, and every decision matters, which is why it is helpful to work with an experienced Virginia family law attorney. With preparation and guidance, a woman can avoid certain challenges during and after her divorce. 

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