This is a continuation from the first video in this pair about spousal support and alimony in Virginia. There are 3 classifications of spousal support in Virginia divorces: 1. Support for an undefined period of time 2. Support for a defined period of time 3. Lump sum payment Spousal support will end upon the death
This is the first part of a 2-part video series on spousal support in Virginia by Joanna Foard, Family and Divorce Attorney in McLean, VA. Very common questions we hear are “will I have to pay support?” Or, “Am I eligible to receive support?” Spousal support obligations are governed by statute in Virginia, and take
Virginia uses a child support calculator that factors in both parents income, the child care and other costs, are put in to generate the child support financial obligation. Child support typically ends at the minor child’s 19th birthday, although many other circumstances and agreements can dictate different terms.
Divorce cases often settle in a process called Mediation. This video contains a brief overview of mediation as a type of alternative dispute resolution for divorce in Virginia that can avoid the stress and much of the cost of a trial in court. Learn more about mediation and uncontested divorce here: https://www.generalcounsellaw.com/practice-areas-family-law-divorce-uncontested-divorce
Overview of Grounds for Filing for Divorce in Virginnia including separation periods that depend on your circumstances, for instance if you have minor children together, or can agree on an “uncontested” divorce. Find more detailed information on this page about the Grounds for Divorce.
A brief overview of equitable distribution of assets in divorce in Virginia. Equitable distribution is different than “equal” distribution which is used in other states. There are 3 classifications of property that need to be considered: marital property, separate property, and hybrid property. Check with an attorney before signing any agreements on assets and debts.