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Family law disagreements and their long-term impact on kids

When parents divorce, the kids can suffer mentally and emotionally. To minimize the potential negative impact of their family law choices, Virginia parents may try and reach a beneficial custody arrangement that provides access to both of them and as much continuity of lifestyle as possible. In some situations, parents are not able to work together peacefully, and as a result, parental alienation may take place.

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.

Family law choices and their long-term impact on retirement

The choices that a person makes during the divorce process will affect him or her for years to come. This is why it is crucial to think long-term during this process, especially if a person is nearing the age when he or she can retire. Family law decisions made during divorce may affect future interests, especially those related to retirement or future financial security.

Family law choices and their potential impact on retirement

When a decision is made to go through with a divorce, it will have a significant impact on his or her life. Both parties will have to make financial adjustments, and it is particularly important to consider how family law choices made during this time will impact retirement. This is especially critical for Virginia couples who are close to retirement age or over the age of 50.

Understanding benefits eligibility after a military divorce

When you live in Virginia and enter into a marriage with a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, you get to take advantage of certain military benefits, among them health care benefits and use of military commissaries. At Madigan and Scott, Inc., we field many questions from clients wondering if they can continue to utilize these services once their marriages end, and we have helped many people leaving military marriages navigate these and other military divorce-related issues.

The best options for your mortgage in a divorce

If you are like a lot of people in Virginia, your family home represents one of your largest financial marital assets. It is also generally the asset that evokes the most emotions as a home is the heart and soul of a family in many ways. However, when you are considering or in the midst of a divorce, you must remember that your house is a financial asset and divorce is a financial transaction. Thus, it is wise to evaluate your choices regarding the home more like you would a business decision that a personal one.

How do finances affect gray divorcees?

Virginian residents like you may have been married for a long time, but that doesn't mean you are unable to make big life changes. If you feel like it is time to get a divorce, Madigan & Scott, Inc., will be here to help, regardless of what age you are. However, you should know that older divorcees often face problems that younger ones don't. 

When divorce and pregnancy coincide

Many Virginia residents may think there is no ideal time to get pregnant. However, timing may seem especially difficult if women realize they are pregnant after they and their spouse have decided to get a divorce. This situation can easily make divorce more complicated, and it is a good idea for women to consider all of their options during this time.

Reviewing your adoption checklist

Virginian parents who wish to adopt a child will have to be prepared for a somewhat rigorous process. While the steps of an adoption may vary depending on circumstances, it will almost always involve a lot of waiting, and a lot of evaluations and examinations.

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