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Family Law and Estate Planning Blog

Family law issues that can arise in workers’ compensation

When a person suffers an injury in the workplace, the effects can be disastrous for the worker and the worker’s family, both economically and emotionally. In some cases, the family is unable to restore their lives to the way they were prior to the injury, and they may have to go to family court to […]

Civility can be helpful in divorce

When experiencing a divorce, spouses can often be contentious and bitter toward each other, but this does not have to be the case. In order to avert a financial and emotional disaster, spouses should consider the way in which they treat their partner just prior to and during the separation. For instance, if the separation […]

Spouses with Fondness for Online Flirting May Rue Act If Marriage Ends in Divorce

A famous purveyor of gemstones and the author of the James Bond spy novels would remind us that diamonds are forever, and that is as romantic a thought as it is geologically accurate. However, for couples whose romance is on the rocks, it is probably wise to remember that web postings are forever as well. […]

Mediation Can Help Resolve Conflict

When a couple is divorcing amidst significant disagreements concerning division of property, child custody, alimony and other issues, mediation can be a less expensive alternative to litigation. A divorce trial is an expensive undertaking, but when the divorcing parties are far from agreement, it is sometimes a necessity. However, mediation can help a case reach […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Federal Life Insurance Policy Pre-empts Virginia Statute

New parents have a lot of responsibilities to handle and estate planning may be the furthest thing from their minds. However, the creation of a family is precisely the time when planning for the future should be paramount, and new parents should take the time to plan their estates. The first step is to execute […]

Understanding Alimony, Spousal Support and Maintenance

Alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance, is financial support paid by one spouse to the other. Because each state determines alimony differently, it is important to consult with an attorney in your state to determine what factors the court considers when deciding if, how much and to whom alimony will be paid. There […]