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  • The Impact of Retirement on Spousal Support

    What happens when a former spouse has been ordered to pay spousal support indefinitely, but now wants to retire? In the past, some Virginia courts ruled that the payor's retirement - even if at a normal retirement age - does not warrant a reconsideration of spousal support. This created quite a predicament for a payor who wanted to retire but didn’t know whether he or she would be able to obtain a ...
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  • Changes are Coming for Alimony Taxation

    The new tax law will have a big impact on families going through a separation or divorce. Alimony (known as spousal support in Virginia) has long been considered taxable income for the recipient and deductible from the payor’s income. Beginning January 1, 2019, that deduction is repealed. In other words, the payor of spousal support will be responsible for paying taxes on that income, not the ...
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  • Are There Risks to Using Social Media in Litigation?

    Even though you might believe that your account is private and you have ensured your privacy settings are switched on, you may be surprised to learn that your social media posts are not actually private. Social media has quickly become an instrumental tool in litigation, in many different types of cases such as personal injury, criminal charges, family law matters, employment law, and much more. ...
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  • How Is Child Support Calculated in Virginia?

    Child support is calculated using many variables, including the parents’ wages and other forms of income. There is not a set formula for calculating child support; rather, the judge who is overseeing the case will review the variables to find a conclusive solution. The factors to consider often involve reviewing the parent's income, but also the parent’s ability to provide support, the amount a ...
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