Divorce

Divorce strategies for women business owners

Unfortunately, marriage relationships do not always last, regardless of your own drive and tenacity as a woman entrepreneur. If you're considering a divorce in the state of West Virginia and you own your own business, there are a few strategies and tips to keep in...

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Tips for keeping a pension in a divorce

Generally speaking, West Virginia law treats a pension as a joint asset that is subject to property division rules. However, there are steps that you might be able to take to prevent your spouse from taking a significant chunk of your retirement savings. Does your...

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Confidentiality agreements in divorce

West Virginia is in the top 10 states with the highest divorce rates. That's why it's important for residents to understand some of the nuances of the divorce process. For example, it can be important to have confidentiality agreements related to finances in some...

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Dividing a variable annuity in a divorce

In a Virginia divorce, one of the primary concerns for the couple is likely the division of assets. These assets are often referred to as the "marital estate." Virginia is an equitable distribution state, which makes dividing a variable annuity tricky due to the tax...

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Remember life insurance in a divorce

In a West Virginia divorce, there can be unanticipated issues that can possibly slow the divorce agreement as the parties realize that they are more complicated than they originally thought. One of these possible issues is life insurance, which may not be as simple as...

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The “gray divorce” trend in America

Divorce is an issue that touches Americans no matter where they live, how old they are or how long they have been married. The old refrain was that half of all marriages ended in divorce, but that likely isn't the case anymore, if it ever was true. However, certain...

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