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Archive for the “Divorce” Category

Grounds for Divorce

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by Jessica

Written by: Ross Charles Allen There are two types of divorce in Virginia: a limited divorce from bed and board, and a final divorce. Or for those of you fluent in dead languages: a divorce a mensa et thoro and a divorce a viniculo matrimonii. It is amazing the Latin I retained from law school. […]

How Custody is Determined When Parents Separate

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by Jessica

Written: J. Randolph Smith Custody of child (or children) of parents who live separately is generally determined by the agreement of the parents. But what happens if the parents cannot agree on who should have custody of the child when they separate? Controversies over custody will be resolved by a judicial proceeding with a hearing […]

Bankruptcy and Same Sex Marriage

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by Kelly Davis

It is a poorly kept secret that states are divided on the issue of same sex marriage. Most states, like Virginia, do not recognize same sex marriage. Until recently the federal government did not either. However, the 2013 Supreme Court case U.S. v. Windsor changed that. In U.S. v. Windsor the Supreme Court struck down […]

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Virginia

Posted on December 4th, 2012 by jrsmith

Whether or not to end a marriage is one of the most difficult decisions our clients face. When answering this tough question, clients often want to know the difference between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce. Knowing the distinction between these two types of divorce can mean protecting your current rights, preserving your future […]

A Few Notes On Spousal Support

Posted on December 4th, 2012 by kim

A substantial portion of Smith & Wells, P.C.’s case load is divorce work consisting of, not only preparing the final divorce decree, but also advocating for our client’s marital property division, custody arrangements, and child and spousal support. We pride ourselves on being compassionate and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to counseling our clients during […]

Virginia Divorce From “Bed and Board”

Posted on June 8th, 2011 by jrsmith

There are two distinct types of divorce available for plaintiffs in Virginia. These types are a divorce from “bed and board,” or a divorce a mensa et thoro, and a “final divorce,” or a divorce a vinculo matrimonii. Va. Code § 20-91 and 95. Each type of divorce has separate requirements, and distinct advantages and […]