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WHAT IS CONSIDERED SEPARATE PROPERTY IN A DIVORCE IN VIRGINIA?

In Virginia, anything acquired premaritally, which can clearly be traced into one party’s separate name, is their separate property or responsibility. If this premarital property was comingled during the marriage, it may become eligible for division. Let’s discuss what this means: Examples of Separate Property v. Comingling Assets To understand the difference between separate property […]

DIVORCE AND HEALTH INSURANCE IN VIRGINIA

A major concern of many couples in the process of dissolving their marriages is health insurance. This article will address concerns frequently expressed to the attorneys at The Hopkins Law Firm. If I am separated does my spouse have to maintain my insurance? When parties begin living separately to initiate the process of formalizing their […]

HOW TO ANSWER DISCOVERY REQUESTS IN VIRGINIA

This article will provide some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about how to answer discovery requests received by the attorneys at The Hopkins Law Firm: What are discovery requests? Discovery requests are questions that are issued in civil or criminal matters to receive answers to questions relevant to a case. They […]

WHAT ASSETS AND DEBTS ARE DIVIDED IN A DIVORCE IN VIRGINIA?

When a couple decides to divorce, they should make every attempt to agree to a division of all marital assets and debts for the divorce to be finalized. This agreement is memorialized in a Property Settlement Agreement. Some parties are able to agree on some but not all issues, and in these circumstances, they would […]

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BE DIVORCED IN VIRGINIA?

One of the questions we are most often asked is how long it will take to be divorced. Some clients are divorced in about six to eight months, while others may not be divorced for several years. There are many factors that impact the timeline of a divorce, such as: Mandatory separation. Virginia has mandatory […]

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