It is a major event to end a marriage that spans two or three decades -- or more -- but some seniors tend to view divorce differently than they would have at age 40 or even 50.
Virginia refers more school students to law enforcement than any other state. For every 1,000 students, Virginia schools send nearly 16 to authorities. It's a rate almost three times the national average with the highest referral rates being for middle school students.
Many misconceptions still surround how divorce works. Some of those misconceptions concern property division.
Prison can be a revolving door for addicts who take a wrong turn trying to feed their addiction. The lack of resources offered to inmates suffering from addiction does little to nothing to ensure these offenders will not return to jail. Sadly, this is the typical story echoing throughout our prison systems today.
Child custody is a very challenging issue for parents who are going through a divorce or breakup. For same-sex couples who are separating, that custody-related stress can be even greater because of the legal disadvantages they may face in Virginia.
When it comes to divorce, there are still many questions about the legal rights of same-sex partners in Virginia. While the June 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges has been seen as a major civil-rights victory, according to an NPR news report, it is not always clear how the expected same-sex marriage protections from Obergefell will apply to same-sex divorce in Virginia courts.
After a divorce, it goes without saying that your children's financial needs must be met. It also goes without saying that you intend to always be there for your kids, financially, emotionally and otherwise.