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“Separate Property” in divorce may become marital

Ken Hodge has written an article outlining how separate property, i.e., property owned by one spouse prior to the marriage, can be treated by the Court as marital property to the extent that it increased in value during the marriage. (Read the article here)This is an aspect of Virginia divorce law that many clients find […]

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“I owned it before we got married….it’s mine, isn’t it??”

Many people experiencing divorce for the first time are surprised to learn that property that they owned prior to the marriage–even property that has remained solely titled to them throughout the marriage—may be considered partially or entirely “marital” property by the court in the divorce. Once the property is deemed “marital”, it is subject to

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