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      HOW CAN YOU MAINTAIN CUSTODY IN YOUR VIRGINIA BEACH DIVORCE?

      Posted on 05,28,2014
      HOW CAN YOU MAINTAIN CUSTODY IN YOUR VIRGINIA BEACH DIVORCE?

      When a couple makes the decision that their marriage has come to an end and it time to file for divorce, this is only the beginning of what could be a very long, drawn-out and volatile battle over assets, property and custody of the children. In most divorce cases involving children from a marriage, both parents usually want to be granted custody rights.

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      HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATED?

      Posted on 05,20,2014
      HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATED?

      As a parent who is going through a divorce or planning on filing for divorce, you may be curious as to how child support will be calculated in your particular case. The terms of each child custody and child support agreement will be different, as no family situations are the same and neither are a child's individual needs. In our state there is a standard schedule which is used to determine the amount of support a child will be given. The combined gross monthly income of both parents, along with the number of children from the marriage who require support, are some of the primary factors used to determine the amount of child support which is to be paid. If you want to find out how much you can expect to pay or receive in child support payments, a divorce lawyer from our firm is only a phone call away.

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      WHAT IS A BANKRUPTCY AUDIT?

      Posted on 05,15,2014
      WHAT IS A BANKRUPTCY AUDIT?

      Each and every year the U.S. Trustee's Office selects a number of bankruptcy cases, either at random or based on certain red flags, on which it is going to perform an audit. The reason it does these bankruptcy audits is to detect instances of fraud and seek out debtors who have not been truthful about their income, assets or other pieces of pertinent information. Hidden assets, false or misleading statements made to the bankruptcy court, and other discrepancies are what the appointed audit firm are looking to find. You will have a much greater chance of being able to avoid a bankruptcy audit, if you are completely honest when preparing your bankruptcy petition and during your hearings. Having a bankruptcy lawyer by your side to help guide you through the bankruptcy process will also lessen your chances of either being audited, or of having your case dismissed following an audit.

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      STEPS IN A CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY

      Posted on 05,06,2014
      STEPS IN A CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY

      If you are planning on filing for bankruptcy, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the steps involved in the bankruptcy process. Becoming aware of your legal rights and gaining an understanding of what is expected of you at each step of the way will go a long way towards helping you attain true debt relief. Each type of bankruptcy has different steps which must be followed before a debtor will be able to eliminate or significantly reduce a large portion of debt.

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      DO I NEED A DIVORCE LAWYER?

      Posted on 05,01,2014

      Divorce is arguably one of the most difficult, emotional, and stressful experiences a person can go through. This is especially true when the divorce is contested and involves litigation. Many people try to minimize the trauma of their divorce by attempting to handle the matter on their own, without legal counsel or representation. Doing so will only make the situation more difficult, however, since the individual does not have the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney.

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      WILL FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY ELIMINATE MY TAX DEBT?

      Posted on 05,01,2014

      With tax season here again, some of you may be wondering whether filing for bankruptcy will allow you to get rid of your outstanding tax debt. Not all tax debts can be eliminated through filing for bankruptcy protection. Payroll taxes and cannot be discharged by filing for bankruptcy. Certain tax penalties and any unpaid income taxes from tax returns at least 3 years prior to the date you file for bankruptcy may be eligible for discharge.

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