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Help! I was served with a divorce complaint and a notice of hearing!

Help! I was served with a complaint and a notice of hearing I talk a lot about separation agreements – those legal contracts negotiated between husbands and wives that divide up the marital assets and liabilities between the parties so that they can get an uncontested divorce without even going to court. But not every…


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Changing your name after Virginia divorce

Changing your name after Virginia divorce If carrying his name after divorce really gets under your skin, I have good news for you. It’s super easy to petition the court for a name change to resume a former or maiden name during the divorce process. Of course, for many people, keeping the same name as…


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Virginia Custody Issues: He won’t let me see the kids

He won’t let me see the kids To cut to the chase and state the obvious as simply as possible: if there’s no custody order in place (as in, you and your child’s father have never (1) been to court to let a judge determine custody, and (2) you’ve never signed an agreement related to…


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When do I serve my husband with divorce papers?

When do I serve my husband with divorce papers? I find there’s often a lot of confusion about what it means to serve someone and at what point you have someone served in a divorce case. There’s so much confusion, and it’s really almost nearly universal, that I feel like service of process is something…


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Divorce Paperwork

You’ve Googled, and still you’ve found nowhere reputable that offers anything even close to approximating the kind of divorce paperwork you’d need to file for divorce on your own – without the help of a divorce and family law attorney – in Virginia. There’s Legal Aid, but, of course, they won’t help unless you’re really…


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Virginia divorce complaint

If you have already gotten a copy of our free Virginia divorce book, “What Every Virginia Woman Needs to Know About Divorce,” you’ve seen the Virginia divorce complaint I’ve copied here below. If you HAVEN’T gotten a copy of our free Virginia divorce book yet, you should go ahead and request one now (you can…


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