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February 2020 Archives

Custody arrangements in Divorce

Families going through divorce are increasingly realizing that the traditional method of splitting custody may not be best for all involved, especially for the children. As a result, experts are advocating that families in Virginia consider alternate arrangements for dividing the children when both parents have an equal split of custody time.

Why accurate, up-to-date estate plans are important

When Virginia residents think about the future, they may want to make plans for how their assets will be distributed after they pass away. By preparing a will or creating a trust, people can plan to leave their property to their loved ones. If people do not have a will, their belongings will be distributed in accordance with the state's intestacy law. In an attempt to save money while creating an estate plan, some people may rely on forms in order to make a will on their own.

Parental alienation used against mothers in custody disputes

In the 1980s, a child psychiatrist introduced the theory of "parental alienation," which claims that many child sexual abuse allegations against fathers are made up by vengeful mothers to wrongfully gain custody of their children. Over the years, many experts have noted that this theory is not backed by science. However, a new study finds that the concept still regularly appears in child custody cases in Virginia and across the U.S., usually to the detriment of mothers.

Strategies to help co-parents successfully raise their children

Virginia couples who have gone through a divorce may be interested in learning some strategies to help them co-parent successfully. This will help them as they are processing their own pain and as they try to make decisions that are in the best interests of the children.

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