Category Archives : Property Division in Divorce

  • November 20, 2023

    Breaking Down the Cost of Divorce in Virginia

    Divorce is rarely an easy process and the financial implications can be significant. Understanding the costs associated with divorce in Virginia is crucial to making informed decisions and planning for your future. In this post we will discuss the factors that influence divorce costs and offer...

  • June 16, 2023

    How Does Divorce Impact my Business or Business Assets in Virginia?

    Divorce is already complicated enough without also having to split up a business at the same time potentially. Let’s examine how a Virginia court will handle a business during divorce and how a Fairfax divorce attorney can help. How the Divorce Court Will Handle Your Business  Here is a s...

  • May 3, 2023

    The Financial Implications of Divorce

    Divorce is one of the top five most stressful life events for a reason. It turns your entire world upside-down—your family, your living situation, and, yes, your finances as well. In fact, financial stress is one of the top five causes of divorce, to begin with. This means a lot of divorcing...

  • April 26, 2019


    By Daniel Schy, Esq.   As the busy spring housing market kicks into gear, it is a relevant time to shed light on one of the most complex aspects of divorce – what to do with the marital home.  This question is complex for many reasons, but primarily because it encompasses th...

  • March 29, 2019


    By Carl Schoenherr , Esq. Most people think about custody as it pertains to children in a divorce, but what happens when a couple has a pet? Are pets treated the same as children, and does the court care about the best interest of the family pet?  For many people, pets are part of their...

  • May 31, 2018


    Separation and divorce can be described by a lot of different adjectives, but “cheap” is not one of them. In a separation, a family goes from living in one household to all of a sudden, living in two households, with two mortgages or rents to pay, two sets of utility bills and a host of ot...

  • February 6, 2013

    Equitable Distribution of Property in Virginia: What is “Hybrid” Property, and How is it Divided?

    Do the words “Brandenburg,” “Keeling,” or “reasonable rate of return,” mean anything to you? Probably not -- but if you’re going through a divorce, they had better mean something to your attorney! Each is a different method that has been used by Virginia courts to divide hybrid p...

  • October 25, 2012

    “What About My Engagement Ring?” Issues of Personal Property Division in Divorce

    Engagement rings are a good example of how personal property issues can sometimes become quite complicated in a divorce. Virginia Engagement Ring Law History Long, long ago (okay, back in 1941), the Virginia Supreme Court looked at the issue of “who gets the ring” and found that a husban...

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