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Tag Archives: Divorce

5 Separation and Divorce Tips from St. Vincent (the Movie)

Posted in Custody, Separation
In the 2014 movie St. Vincent, Maggie and her son Oliver move in next door to Vincent, a grouchy elderly man who likes to spend time smoking, drinking and gambling. Maggie recently separated from her unfaithful husband and has trouble adapting to being a solo parent. Now required to support a family and maintain a … Continue Reading

Facebook Posts Can Damage Your Divorce Case

Posted in Social Media and Divorce
“The internet’s not written in pencil, Mark, it’s written in ink.” The Social Network.  Dir. David Fincher, Columbia Pictures, 2011. With all the cruddy weather we have been having lately, I have spent more time at home.  Spending time on the internet usually leads to Facebook of which I am not a huge fan.  I … Continue Reading

Monitoring Your Spouse’s Communications Could Get You in Trouble

Posted in Divorce Procedure
In late January, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an order halting the advertising and sale of “StealthGenie”, a “spyware” application (“app”) that could be installed on mobile phones. StealthGenie logged and recorded information such as incoming and outgoing calls, emails and text messages. The information could then be forwarded … Continue Reading

Seeking a Divorce? Here is How Long You Have to Wait.

Posted in Divorce Procedure
  When Can I Get a Divorce? I am often asked about the timing for a divorce. Specifically, when can a divorce take place? How long does one have to wait before filing? Below is the answer. The General Rule: The Waiting Period for a Divorce After you separate, there is a waiting period before … Continue Reading

Separated? Here are 5 Ways to Protect Yourself in the Divorce

Posted in Separation
When couples separate, they often agree that the divorce will be amicable. Even if there is little or no property to split, and you and your soon to be former spouse agree on every issue at the time you split, you should still take a few steps to protect yourself. Hopefully no problems will arise … Continue Reading