Kate Reese and Andrea Weiss Bryk discuss estate planning and some of the reasons that a divorce in Virginia is a life change that should prompt preparation or review of your estate plan.
When a married couple decide to divorce, the children are a major consideration since they play such an important part of their lives. Even unmarried parents who go through a split will need to make some plans.
When a major change occurs in the family, the IRS will take an interest. Getting a divorce has tax consequences that frequently come up as an issue. While there are many ways that taxes are impacted by a divorce, here are some of the most significant to keep in mind.
In order to get a divorce in Virginia, spouses must first separate for six months to one year depending on circumstances. But living in separate homes can present a real challenge to some spouses.
When it comes to life’s biggest stressors, the majority involve transitions within the family. Change within this unit creates uncertainty that is both a challenge and an opportunity.
As an alternative to litigation, the Collaborative Process offers the parties an opportunity to work together to reach an amicable resolution of the family law issue before them, whether it is divorce, a Premarital Agreement, post-divorce issues, or anything between.
Reese Law is pleased to announce the opening of our new satellite office:
9408 Grant Avenue, Suite 403
Manassas, Virginia 20110
Tel. 703.279.5140 (same)
We can now better serve families in Prince William County, vastly expanding alternative dispute resolution and collaborative law solutions.
With every paycheck, a person pays into social security and they accrue the right to benefits upon retirement. For many, this is a critical resource to make ends meet later in life. When a married person reaches retirement age, social security will pay the higher of the individual’s own retirement benefit or up to one half of their spouse’s benefit. But what happens if the couple divorces?
In Virginia, married couples can obtain an “uncontested divorce” if they meet all of the prerequisites and follow the correct procedures. As a streamlined process that minimizes the time and expense of a divorce, an uncontested divorce is highly appealing.
Getting served with legal papers is a frightening experience. A stranger, sometimes even a sheriff, hands you an envelope that contains multiple pages of legalese. Many people go their whole lives without being involved in a legal action, so it is a new, unpleasant experience to know that you are going to have to deal with the legal system.