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Virginia SAHM Facing Divorce

Divorce is scary for anyone under any circumstances, but it’s especially scary as a stay at home mom (SAHM) who hasn’t worked outside of the home in a while. While I think we can all recognize that being a stay at home mom is work – in many ways, the hardest work! – the fact…

How does going back to work impact the child support I receive? Part 1

There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the child support guidelines. Though I often hear from women that they don’t know how they’re going to support themselves post separation and, ultimately, post divorce, I don’t think there’s a lot of really robust conversation surrounding that topic, which can make it hard for women to know how…

Unmarried, Stay at Home Virginia Mom: Will I have to get a job?

We talked the other day about being an unmarried stay at home mom, what happens after you and your child’s father break up, and what options you have to support yourself. Without spousal support as an option, you’re pretty much limited to child support – which is a difficult position in which to find yourself….

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….