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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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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • Child Custody Battles & Common Mistakes Made During Them

    During a child custody battle, it can be easy to get caught up watching your ex-spouse to see if they make any mistakes, growing unaware of the slipups you might be making. Since the court is paying close attention to both of you to try to determine who deserves primary custody rights, you really have to watch yourself closely, too. Just one misstep and you could find yourself at an outcome you ...
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  • Preparing For Divorce

    When a marriage begins to fall apart and divorce is on the horizon, the complexity of the challenges ahead can be overwhelming. However, proper planning begun early on can allow you to make effective financial and legal choices for both you and your family. Below, our blog outlines several steps that you can take in preparation for a divorce. Six steps to take to prepare for a divorce: Get ...
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  • 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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