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  • Asset Division

    The latest posts for Asset Division are listed below.
    • Protecting Your Personal Property in a Divorce

      For spouses going through a divorce, the division of property can be one of the most contentious issues endured throughout the process. It is not just about the material items or the money, but the fact that you likely worked for quite some time to earn what you now have and, rightfully, want to ensure you do not end up parting with something that is your personal property. First, it is important ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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? ...

    Child Custody

    The latest posts for Child Custody are listed below.
    • Third-Party Custody and Visitation Rights: Navigating the Minefield of Legal Standards

      I have experienced an increasing number of clients involved in third-party custody and visitation disputes pitting parents against non-parents. These third party “non-parents” are often grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, distant family members, friends, or other people who meet the definition of “a person with a legitimate interest.” Whether my client is the non-parent attempting to gain ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Divorce

    The latest posts for Divorce are listed below.
    • What You Need to Know About Gray Divorce

      More and more people are deciding to take the next step and start over at a later stage in their life by ending their current marriage. This is known as gray divorce, which consists of people generally over the age of 50. While divorce is complex and difficult at any stage of your life, there are unique challenges in getting a divorce after decades of marriage, or even after a certain age. While ...
    • Protecting Your Personal Property in a Divorce

      For spouses going through a divorce, the division of property can be one of the most contentious issues endured throughout the process. It is not just about the material items or the money, but the fact that you likely worked for quite some time to earn what you now have and, rightfully, want to ensure you do not end up parting with something that is your personal property. First, it is important ...
    • Should I Sell the House Before or After My Divorce?

      You’re facing a divorce and you’ve got a lot on your mind. While you’re thinking about child custody and spousal support, there are other important questions you should also ask yourself: Who’s going to get the house? Should you sell it instead? Would you make more money selling it after the divorce is over? Or before? These are all good questions and we’ll take a closer look at them in the blog ...

    Marital Agreements

    The latest posts for Marital Agreements are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    News

    The latest posts for News are listed below.
    • Do Family Vacations Ultimately Lead to Divorce?

      If you are thinking that a fun family vacation over the summer or the upcoming winter might be the perfect thing to fix your marital woes, you might want to think again. Sociologists at the University of Washington have completed an in-depth study that concluded more divorces tend to be filed in March and August than any other months in a year; winter and summer holiday seasons officially end in ...
    • Why Gray Divorces May Be on the Rise

      Divorce rates are on the rise throughout the United States. While many have been quick to attribute this trend to the younger generations, older couples have also been playing their part. Researchers from Bowling Green State University in Ohio have found that over the past few decades, the divorce rates in couples 50 years or older have risen dramatically. Referred to as “gray divorces”, the ...
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