Signed Agreements: Divorce and Custody

My three year old reminded me of an important legal principle the other day. He reminded me why you can’t overturn an agreement once you’ve signed it. How did he do that? Well, it wasn’t that sophisticated, of course; at least, not compared to practicing divorce law. But my husband has a habit of making…

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Already Signed Separation Agreement

Already Signed Separation Agreement I met with a woman the other day who, from the moment she sat down, told me that she had just signed whatever her husband put in front of her because she wanted to keep things amicable. They have four children in common, and parenting was – understandably – her primary…

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I already signed an agreement. Can I still get half?

I already signed an agreement. Can I still get half? It happens from time to time that a woman comes into our office with an already signed agreement. I won’t lie to you, it makes me die a little inside. I always read those agreements with a cringe, worried about what I’ll find in the…

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I signed a bad agreement. What should I do now?

One of the first things we tell women, both at our Second Saturday seminars on What Every Virginia Woman Needs to Know About Divorce and in our initial consultations, is that they should never, ever (and we mean NEVER) sign an agreement without having it reviewed by an attorney first. Once you sign an agreement, you…

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Should I go to mediation instead?

When it comes to divorce, you have options. Depending on your contentious your case looks like it is (and you know the answer to that question better than anyone), you may have more options than you even realize. Though you certainly want to make sure you get the things that you’re legally entitled to receive,…

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My fiance wants me to sign a prenup. What should I do?

If you’re headed towards your happily ever after and suddenly your fiancé starts talking to you about prenuptial agreements, you’re probably feeling concerned. Whatever happened to the “what’s mine is yours” philosophy? Isn’t that what marriage is about? Marriage is about a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Prenuptial agreements are…

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