How quickly can I get Virginia spousal support when he doesn’t want to pay it?

Spousal support is often one of the biggest, stickiest, trickiest areas in a divorce case. Almost everyone wants it and, of course, no one wants to be the one to have to pay it. These days, spousal support is more or less equal opportunity; it’s not only paid to wives or only paid by husbands….

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He Cheated–What Do I do?

You just found out your husband cheated on you. What should you do next? It’s a great question, and one we get asked all the time. No, really. All. The. Time. It’s pretty common, and you’re right to be asking questions. After all, you know that a lot of divorce is time sensitive, and you…

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What if I make more money than my husband?

Breadwinner wives are becoming the norm more and more often, which is such a great thing to see. More and more women are working outside the home at high paying, powerhouse jobs; more women are executives, CPAs, lawyers, doctors, advisers, analysts, politicians and pretty much everything else than ever before. It’s inspiring to see women…

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How to get MORE Virginia spousal support

You’re definitely not alone if you’re wondering, “is it possible to manage to get more spousal support from my soon to be ex husband?” Whether you and your husband (or your attorneys) have already begun discussing spousal support or not, you’re probably going over all your expenses in your mind and wondering how to negotiate…

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Types of Virginia Spousal Support

Just like there’s more than one way to skin a cat (I’ve always hated that saying), there are about a million different ways that spousal support can be configured, especially if you and your husband are committed to negotiating an agreement, rather than going to court to litigate your divorce. Of course, as we’ve discussed…

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Can my husband make me get a job after divorce?

In divorce, everything changes, especially the finances. Going from two incomes (to maintain just one household) to one income (maintaining the same household) can be jarring, especially if children are involved. When you add to it the costs of moving (including first and last month’s rent, security deposits, down payments, whatever), replacing the things that…

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Spousal Support: Marriages of 20+ Years

If you’ve reached the end (or very near the end) of a long term marriage, you probably have a lot of questions. Because you’ve made a lot of choices for the sake of your husband and family, you’re probably wondering, “What happens next?” If you’re wondering about spousal support, you’re not alone. When we’re thinking…

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Spousal Support: Marriages of 8-19 Years

When we’re thinking about spousal support, we’re thinking about three things. First, “Will I get spousal support at all?” Second, “How much spousal support might I receive?” Third, “How long can I receive spousal support?” In this article, we’ll discuss spousal support at length, including each of the three factors that relate to whether judges…

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Spousal Support: Marriages of 1-7 Years

Spousal support is one of those areas of law where there is a lot of room for argument and interpretation. In many marriages, regardless of how long they lasted, no spousal support is awarded at all. Why? Well, spousal support was always intended to be need-based. In the olden days, spousal support (or alimony, as…

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How to Save Money on Your Virginia Divorce: Part One

It’s hard to estimate the cost of a divorce ahead of time, because there are so many factors that affect it. In a lot of cases, the choices you make can have a direct impact on the cost of your divorce. Sometimes, the attorney you hire affects how much your divorce will cost. Still, there…

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