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March 2017 Archives

What steps should you take to seek child support?

After a divorce or separation, child support can be an important factor in ensuring the health, happiness and general wellbeing of the child. Given the recent changes in Virginia's laws regarding marriage equality and second-parent adoptions, if you are a custodial parent coming out of a same-sex partnership, you should face no additional obstacles in seeking support for your child or children.

Protecting retirement funds

Property division during a divorce can be tricky, particularly among older couples who have developed significant and complex assets over the years. If you have contributed to a retirement fund during the marriage, that account may be subject to Virginia's equitable distribution requirements. At Donna Dougherty Law PC, we have helped many clients navigate the intricacies of protecting high-value assets.

Three tips for protecting financial assets during divorce

Most divorcing couples in Virginia can expect equitable distribution of marital property. However, there are many steps both partners should take to protect their own finances and avoid long-term financial damages. Here are three tips to protect financial assets during divorce proceedings.

Custody Determination and Children's Best Interests

When parents are going through a divorce and cannot come to a workable agreement about childcare, Virginia courts are often required to step in. There are a number of considerations involved in determining which parent should become the primary caretaker and how visitations should be scheduled.

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