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  • Questions to Consider before Hiring a Child Custody Attorney

    When it comes to your children, there is no greater priority in life and you always want to be sure you are making the right decisions for them. If you are currently involved in a custody battle, you might be asking what the best choice is for them. Should you hire a child custody attorney? Keep in mind that your children’s best interests are at stake and your decision must ultimately be based on ...
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  • How Does Relocation Affect Child Custody?

    For divorced couples with children, relocations are among some of the most challenging situations they might face. Unfortunately, for economic or personal reasons, moving is sometimes a necessity and inevitably impact the custody and visitation schedule, presenting both parents with quite a predicament. If you are deciding to move, or your co-parent is considering relocation, here is what you need ...
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  • Top 8 Child Custody Questions

    Child custody can be a challenging decision for any couple. Often, these decisions can be a point of contention for many parents, and there are many factors to consider when you and your child’s other parent are determining custody. Find answers to the top 8 child custody questions to help you begin your child custody case. 1. How Do I Prepare for a Child Custody Hearing? Work with your child ...
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  • How Do I Get a Divorce in Virginia?

    Divorce laws vary in each state. The time it takes to get a divorce and other factors also vary. At Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC, we guide clients through divorce proceedings and help them seek favorable outcomes. Whether you settle through mediation or go to court, our Fairfax divorce attorneys can provide tenacious representation. We can handle issues that may arise concerning high net worth ...
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  • How to Live with Your Ex During the Divorce Process

    During your divorce process, you may find that it’s not possible to move out, and you’re forced to continue living with your soon-to-be ex. Whether you need to stay for financial reasons or it’s the best choice for your family, living with your spouse during the divorce process can be difficult. Here are some tips to help make living together easier while you wait for your divorce to be finalized. ...
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  • What Is “Wasteful Dissipation” of Marital Assets?

    Divorce isn’t an easy process for everyone. In fact, some people going through a divorce end up feeling bitter and hateful about their spouse, wanting them to have as little as possible after the separation. Alternately, if a couple was going through financial problems before the divorce, one partner might try and squirrel away as much money as possible to prevent his or her spouse from getting ...
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  • Should I Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

    Prenuptial agreements, also called premarital agreements, are contracts laid out prior to your wedding that determine the distribution of assets and property should your marriage dissolve. While you may not enter marriage expecting to divorce , having a prenuptial agreement can provide many benefits. At Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC, our Fairfax divorce lawyers can help you understand your options and ...
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  • Discovering Hidden Assets in a Divorce

    Divorce can be complicated, but nothing compares to the potential pitfalls of a high net worth divorce . Those of high net worth often have a hard time divorcing as they have complex financial portfolios. Likewise, those of high net worth (people who have at least $1 million in liquid financial assets) often have a lot to lose in a divorce. Some might try to hide assets in offshore accounts, ...
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  • What Can I Do If My Spouse Fails to Sign the Divorce Papers?

    If you have filed for divorce and your spouse has not signed the papers, what do you do? At Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC, our Fairfax divorce attorneys have extensive experience helping clients navigate contested divorce cases. We can help determine your options for seeking divorce and provide legal advice for your situation. In order to pursue divorce, there are three things you can do to get your ...
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  • Determining Separate and Marital Property

    Divorce can be a tough experience to go through for many people. Often, people want nothing more than to just get it over with and never have to see their spouse again. However, the process isn’t always easy. Divorce involves a number of complications, one of the most difficult being which partner gets what. Separating your property and assets is a complicated process, particularly for high ...
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  • Why Is January a Busy Month for Divorce?

    January is notorious for being a busy time for divorce and family law firms. Commonly referred to as the “Divorce Month,” studies have shown that American divorce filings usually spike in January and peak in March. So what accounts for the increase in divorces in January? Holiday Spirit – Nobody wants to be accused of “ruining” Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or New Year’s with the announcement ...
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  • What Happens to the Family Home in Divorce

    When couples decide to divorce, one of the most controversial topics includes asset division , especially the division of real estate such as the family home. For some couples, it may be too difficult financially to maintain the expenses of a family home as a single parent. For others, both may be extremely attached to the home and want to remain living there. So what options do couples have? ...
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  • When Should You File for Divorce?

    People often think that once they have made the decision to divorce , the next step is to file the official paperwork. Most of the time, however, the process of filing for divorce will require much more deliberate, strategic, and considerate thought, especially when determining the most appropriate time to file. For example, filing too soon could cause you to find yourself facing tight deadlines ...
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  • 5 Child Custody Tips for the Holiday Season

    Parents can often carry feelings from their divorce forward after their separation and cause children to feel torn between each parent, especially during the holidays. For parents who are unprepared to deal with this discomfort, the holiday season can become a time of great challenges and conflict regarding child custody and parenting time. To minimize tensions and help you and your child’s other ...
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  • Can a Prenuptial Agreement Be Voided by the Court?

    In today’s marriage culture, getting a prenuptial agreement – a marital agreement you make before getting married to say who gets what assets and why in case of divorce – are essentially a norm. Married couples of all walks of life are seeing the benefits of making a prenup. You can save time, money, and effort with such a legal safety net underneath you. Just having a prenuptial drafted and ...
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