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  • The Impact of Retirement on Spousal Support
    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 ...

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  • Cohabitation before Marriage and Its Impact on Divorce
    Cohabitation before Marriage and Its Impact on Divorce

    Many couples live together for years before deciding to tie the knot. During long periods of premarital cohabitation, what happens when couples mingle finances or contribute to the value of each ...

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  • Changes are Coming for Alimony Taxation
    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 ...

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  • Meet Elizabeth Thorne
    Meet Elizabeth Thorne

    Meet Elizabeth Thorne , a partner at Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC. , who has been with the firm since 2006. She is a litigator with a focus on Family Law . Why did you choose to ...

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  • Meet Rex L. Edwards, Jr.
    Meet Rex L. Edwards, Jr.

    Meet Rex L. Edwards, Jr. , a partner at Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC . He has been with the firm since 1992. What areas of Law do you practice? Primarily Family Law and Personal ...

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  • Are There Risks to Using Social Media in Litigation?
    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 ...

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