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How divorce can affect your estate plan with respect to your will and beneficiary designations

Whenever you experience significant life-changing events, it is recommended that you revisit your estate planning documents to make certain that they are in compliance with your wishes. In Virginia, a final divorce decree affects specific aspects of estate planning, but a separation has no such impact. Unless expressly stipulated otherwise, upon the entry of a

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A word of advice for those going to divorce court

The antagonistic nature of divorce is a difficult experience for all parties involved. The most terrifying part of the process for couples who are divorcing is going to divorce court. Because most individuals do not have a great deal of experience with court proceedings, this can be a very stressful experience for divorcing couples. It

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An incorporated settlement agreement in divorce

Divorce orders and separation agreements sometimes contain certain words, including “merged,” “survived” or “incorporated” that may be unclear to those who are unfamiliar with such legal terminology. But these terms have very specific meanings and can significantly affect the divorce. In several divorce cases, spouses can arrive at a settlement agreement. After introducing the agreement

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