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  • How to Prepare Yourself for Divorce

    When your marriage begins to fall apart and divorce is likely on the horizon, it is important to prepare yourself for the many challenges you will have to face. While these challenges can be overwhelming, proper planning early on can help you make smart financial and legal choices for both you and your family. In this blog, we explain several things that you can do to better prepare yourself for ...
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  • What Reasons Can a Prenup Be Voided by the Court?

    A prenuptial agreement is a marital document you make prior to getting married. This legal document details who gets what assets and why in case of divorce. In today’s culture, having a prenup in place has become a somewhat standard practice for many engaged couples. Married couples from all walks of life are seeing the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement. Because you can save time, money, ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Common Mistakes People Make During Their Child Custody Battle

    When you are going through a difficult child custody battle, it can be easy to let yourself get caught up watching to see if your ex-spouse makes any mistakes. But what about you? Many people are unaware of the mistakes they make during their child custody battle because they are too busy waiting to see if their ex slips-up. Since the court is paying close attention to both of you, it is important ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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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