Tax Consequences in Virginia Divorce in 2020

I’ve written about tax consequences in divorce before, but alas – the law has changed again! It happens, from time to time, which is part of why it’s so important to be sure of where you’re getting information when you search for it online. You need to make sure that you’re not blindly trusting nameless,…

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Can my husband kick me out of the house? We have children!

Divorce is scary. It’s not really that the process is so terrible; in most cases, I think it’s really like more doing your income taxes in a year that you’re afraid you’ll owe (instead of getting that refund). The process is tedious and annoying, and you have to go back in time to find specific…

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Can we keep the house jointly after divorce?

Real estate is – sometimes – complicated. I started practicing law actively after the big crash in 2008, but I have been told by several other practitioners who were working at the time that property values meant that people who would otherwise have gotten divorced stayed together. When houses plummeted in value, it meant that…

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Bankruptcy and Divorce

If you have more debts than assets and you feel like you’re drowning, it may be that divorce shouldn’t be your first thought. Let’s break it down a little bit. Because, of course, financially, divorce CAN help, especially if there are some issues (like his general extravagance) that you want to get out from under….

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To keep, sell, or refinance the house in Virginia divorce

Real estate is easy. Either one or the other of you keeps it, in which case you refinance the mortgage to remove your spouse from liability, or you sell it and split the proceeds. There’s not a lot of options, so we can often cut to the chase pretty quickly. I want to keep the…

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He wants to keep the house!

The house is, in many cases, one of the biggest, most emotionally charged elements in a divorce, for husbands and wives alike. Of course, I don’t represent any husbands, but I can tell you about it from the wife’s perspective. The marital residence in Virginia divorce So, obviously, something has to happen with the house….

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Keeping the House in Virginia Divorce

In a divorce, there are often a lot of assets, but none quite so big (or emotional) as the marital home.  Most women who come meet with me have really strong feelings about what they’d like done with the house.  Whether they want to keep it, sell it, are hoping for a short sale, or…

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Selling the marital residence in Virginia divorce

In many marriages, the house is the biggest asset.  In others, it can be the biggest liability.  Either way—asset or liability—the way the house is handled in divorce is a really big deal.  Whether you want it, he wants it, or you just want it gone, the marital residence is a biggie. Whether you want…

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What if he kicks me out?

The early days of a divorce or separation are the worst. It’s when both fears and tempers are at their worst, which causes lots of otherwise perfectly rational people to make decisions that they wouldn’t ordinarily. Under normal circumstances, idle threats wouldn’t cause a World War III level fight; in the beginning of a divorce…

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