How much is a divorce?

  How much is a divorce? It’s a hard question to answer, because no two divorces are exactly the same. The total overall costs of a case has a lot to do with the specific facts involved in each case, which can vary dramatically from one to the next. Is that a cop out of…

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Virginia Military Divorce Secrets

A few weeks ago, my coworker, Lorna Rhoades, and I were guests on a podcast about Virginia military divorce. As a former military spouse, Lorna had a lot of really interesting insights into how it feels to be married to a military servicemember. One of the things that Lorna said, that I thought was interesting,…

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How to get a legal separation without a Virginia divorce lawyer

Do you like quick and easy answers? Because, for once in my life, I have a quick and easy answer for you. To get a legal separation, you don’t need a Virginia divorce lawyer! Anyone and everyone can legally separate from their spouse without the help of an attorney. That means you – yes you…

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How to get a free Virginia divorce

  I’m sorry to tell you, but there’s absolutely no such thing as a free divorce. At the very, very, very least, in order to file for a divorce, you will have to pay an $85-90 filing fee. You’ll also pay $25-60 or so to have your divorce complaint served on your husband. Want a…

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What does the Bible say about divorce?

When it comes to divorce, one of the most commonly searched questions is “What does the Bible say about divorce?” I understand. For a lot of women, their faith is one of the most important components. If you’re particularly religious, your church family is really important to you – and worrying about facing their censure…

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How to file for Virginia divorce

  You’re ready. You’re done. That’s it. It’s over. So, what next? Every divorcing person ever reaches a point where they decide that, no matter what, it’s just over. No amount of therapy or marriage counseling or even a marital agreement can fix what’s wrong. It’s just over. And, really, that’s fine. I wrote an…

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What percentage of marriages end in divorce?

  Everyone likes to spout off the statistic that, in this day and age, 50% of marriages end in divorce. Though I’m not, like, an anthropologist, and am hardly a fit and proper person to comment on vital statistics, I don’t think that figure is accurate anymore. A (very) brief Google search led me to…

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Estate Planning for Divorcing Virginia Women

There are a lot of moving pieces in a divorce case – the house, the personal property, the retirement accounts, child support, spousal support, custody and visitation – so many, in fact, that an estate plan is one of the pieces of the puzzle that tend to be overlooked. A lot of women think that,…

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If we separate, do we have to divorce?

There’s a difference between the word “separate” in the way a divorce lawyer uses it, and the way a regular person uses it. Regular people – non lawyers, I mean – tend to use a separation as a break. Just a period of time where you take a step back, reassess, and, hopefully, figure out…

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One Year Separation and Divorce

If you’ve been following us for awhile, you’ve probably started to figure out a few things about the Virginia divorce process. Still, it can be really confusing, and, if you’ve got lingering questions, you’re not alone. I’ve tried to do a good job of spelling out even the most basic of concepts, because the law…

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