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Jefferson County, West Virginia, Family Law Blog

An amicable divorce is possible

It is often said that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. While many regard the process as a contentious affair with couples battling for their best share in the courtroom, the reality is that the situation does not have to be that way. If two divorcing...

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What to do and not do in divorce

Whether a West Virginia couple has known for a while their marriage is not working out or one spouse simply decides one day to abandon the marriage, divorce can bring about a range of emotions for both parties. As emotional as the process can be, those...

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Cities with highest rates of divorce

Divorce can happen for many reasons, and couples in virtually every corner of the country choose to go through the process. However, one health-related website recently analyzed data taken from the U.S. Census Bureau and determined that certain cities see higher rates...

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Effective co-parenting tips

Going through a divorce can cause a lot of stress on everyone involved, including any children the couple may have. As the parents’ top priorities should be the well-being of their children, they should work on making the process as smooth and stress free as possible...

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Protecting a 401(k) in divorce

Like many other states, West Virginia is an equitable distribution state when it comes to divorce. That means the court will not necessarily split marital assets 50/50 but will work for a distribution of property that is equitable to both parties. Most divorcing...

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Staying positive after your divorce

The end of a marriage can bring confusion and fear, and this is understandable. Whether you took the initiative to file for divorce or your spouse made the decision, you are likely facing many questions and feelings of uncertainty about the future. These...

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