Don’t Undersell Your Value During a Virginia Divorce

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

When you’re going through a divorce, you should be aware of the non-monetary contributions you made to your marriage. Referring to your attorney’s free Virginia divorce booklet can help you put it all in order.

Listing non-monetary contributions
can play a role in helping a family court judge decide on spousal support. This is especially important to women who have left the workforce to raise their children, and may have a difficult time finding work after the divorce.

Wives and mothers are some of the busiest people in the world. Whether or not they work outside the home, they perform a wide variety of jobs that are vitally important in the everyday scheme of life.

Some examples of non-monetary contributions that mothers do daily:

  • Cooking;
  • cleaning;
  • laundry;
  • repairs;
  • homework help;
  • driving the family to and from various appointments;
  • planning/organizing the schedule; and
  • moral/religious instruction.

These are only some of the many things you can list as your contributions to your marriage. Take your time and be thorough when making your list.

You may have been performing these tasks for years without ever really thinking much about them, but now is the time to give yourself some recognition. Your divorce will be a pivotal event in your life. You and your attorney should do whatever you can to make sure you’re treated fairly. Your free Virginia divorce booklet can be a useful tool in helping you through this challenging time.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

Throughout your divorce proceedings, you’ll naturally have a lot of questions specific to your circumstances. Get your questions answered by requesting one of our FREE divorce guides for women, or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.

The Virginia divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and advocating that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life.