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Managing stock options in a divorce

For many executives at Virginia companies, stock options and restricted stock units (RSUs) can form a major part of the annual compensation package. These are forms of compensation that have become increasingly popular over time. At least 15 million Americans have...

How are retirement accounts divided in a divorce?

If you are getting a divorce, you might need to divide one or more retirement accounts. This can be a complex process. Since Virginia is an equitable distribution state, these accounts might not be divided 50/50. The value of the plan First, you need to consider how...

Should you live with your spouse before marriage?

It's tempting to think that living with your partner prior to getting married may increase your chances of avoiding divorce. However, statistically speaking, Virginia couples who cohabitate may actually be more likely to divorce a year after their weddings take place....

Can financial disagreements lead to divorce?

A surprising 48% of married or cohabitating Americans say that they argue about money. Most money-related arguments are about spending habits. About 60% of people say that their partners either spend too much money or are too frugal. Couples may also argue about how...

Do grandparents have visitation rights?

If a child in Virginia has abusive or neglectful parents, it might be better for their grandparents to take over. Many grandparents are willing to raise their grandchildren in a safe, loving environment. Unfortunately, grandparents who want custody of their...

What does child support cover?

Separated clients with children often come to us with somewhat similar questions regarding child support: Does child support cover extracurriculars or sports? What about school supplies or private tuition? How about daycare costs or summer camps? The question...

Who will care for my children if I am sick?

With hundreds of thousands across the country and the globe falling ill from COVID-19, many parents have undoubtedly asked hard questions:  who would take care of my children if my partner or I were to fall ill? Or, what if my child’s other parent is not involved to...

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