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Which professionals can help make a divorce easier?

Going through a divorce can often feel lonely and a bit confusing. One of the best ways to combat this while also going through the process sooner is to surround oneself with the right “team.” There are several types of West Virginia professionals who are highly...

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...

Compiling the right documents for a smooth divorce

There are many factors that can impact the ease and speed of a divorce, from the relationship between a couple to the assets they own. One factor that is highly important but often overlooked is having the right documentation. Those who have paperwork such as proof of...

Benefits and limitations of a prenuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement has many benefits for West Virginia couples. Not only can it protect both parties legally in the case of a marital breakdown, but it is also a great tool for communicating expectations at the start of a marriage. However, when considering the...

How is pet custody determined in divorce?

When a married couple parts ways, shared pets can be particularly emotional issues. It is common for individuals to ask how pet custody is determined in West Virginia. As with many divorce-related issues, the answer to this question can vary from state to state. In...

Things to know about temporary divorce orders

Many West Virginia parents are preparing to file petitions in civil court. Such petitions are often submitted to request divorce, although the reasons that have prompted such requests are unique to each spouse. A particular judge overseeing a case may issue temporary...

The role of witnesses in a divorce case

Going through a divorce can quickly turn into a complex situation. When you and your spouse cannot agree on how to divide your assets, the resulting litigation becomes even more critical. Building your case can depend on critical details that support the ultimate...

What happens after a divorce is finalized?

Many West Virginia individuals look forward to the day they can “finalize” their divorce. Usually, this means looking forward to the day when the dotted line is signed and all details are agreed upon. While this is certainly a momentous occasion, it is important to...

Divorcing young: dos and don’ts

While there is plenty of advice out there about separation and divorce, very few articles address the unique circumstances that can come with going through a divorce as a very young adult. However, those divorcing in their early 20s are in a unique situation that...

Can titling impact property division in divorce?

When a married couple seeks to end their union, the issue of property division is among the biggest concerns. Some people may wonder whether the titling of property matters in a divorce. For example, if a couple’s marital home is under the name of just one spouse,...