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Equitable Distribution: Your Rights To Marital Assets In A Virginia Divorce

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

Over the years you spent together, you and your spouse may have accumulated significant assets. Property such as homes, cars, collectibles, and shares in businesses and investments can represent significant amounts of money. You are entitled to a fair share of all marital property and assets in the event you decide to get a… Read More »

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Dealing With The Holidays When Getting Divorced In Virginia

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

There is never a ‘good time of year’ to get a divorce in Virginia, but the holidays can make divorce proceedings particularly difficult. Holiday plans are likely to be dramatically different this year, and it is natural to feel hurt, angry, sad, or other complex emotions as a result. Take comfort in knowing you… Read More »

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Domestic Violence During Divorce Proceeding: Know The Warning Signs

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

The end of a marriage can bring out the worst in people. Hurt feelings, disputes over marital property division, and bitter battles concerning child custody can cause tempers to flare during divorce proceedings. Unfortunately, this could put you at risk for domestic violence, particularly if your spouse may have behaved aggressively in the past…. Read More »

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Getting A Fault Versus No-Fault Divorce In Virginia

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

Making the difficult choice to end your marriage is never easy. Once you feel certain a divorce is inevitable, there are still other important decisions you will need to make. You have the option of filing either a fault-based or no-fault divorce in Virginia. Our Loudoun County divorce attorney explains the difference and how… Read More »

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Filing For A Divorce In Virginia Without Your Spouse’s Consent

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

When a marriage is in trouble, the couple often has difficulty agreeing on even the simplest matters. As a result, major fights can erupt over something as important as deciding whether or not to continue with the relationship. If your spouse refuses to consent to a divorce in Virginia or even a separation, there… Read More »

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FatherKids

Six Common Issues In Virginia Child Custody Cases

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

Child custody is one of the most common causes of disputes in a divorce. Even once a child custody plan is in place, there are problems that can arise and make the situation difficult for both you and your child. Our Loudoun County child custody attorney shares six issues that often arise in these… Read More »

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How To Get What You Want From Divorce Mediation

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

There are important issues concerning money, property, and the care of children that must be resolved when getting a divorce in Virginia. If you and your spouse do not agree on these matters, there are generally two options available. One is to hash these issues out in court hearings, which can take considerable amounts… Read More »

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MomKids

Do Both Parents Have Equal Rights When It Comes To Child Custody In Virginia?

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

As a parent, maintaining a close and loving relationship with your child is a top priority. Unfortunately, this can prove challenging when parents get a divorce or are unmarried. The outcome of child custody proceedings could have major impacts in regard to your involvement in your child’s life and the ability to spend time… Read More »

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Dating And Divorce In Virginia: Dos And Don’ts

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

After spending years in an unhappy and unfulfilling marriage, getting a divorce can give you the opportunity to start over and build a new life. This includes establishing new relationships. Dating is often viewed with a mix of apprehension and excitement. Whether you are eager to reenter the dating scene or plan on taking… Read More »

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Virginia Family Court Etiquette: Tips To Successfully Handle Court Appearances

By Schwartz Kalina, PLLC |

Family court cases deal with complex matters that can affect your rights in relationships and your ownership of property and assets. The outcome may impact you for years into the future, and once a court order is issued, it is difficult to change. Our family law attorney provides the caring support and trusted legal… Read More »

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