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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once school ends, people may look forward to spending quality time with their kids in Virginia. When parents are divorced, it may take careful planning to make sure they each get plenty of time with the kids.
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.
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.