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 surprising and confounding. It is an extremely complex and sometimes controversial aspect of Virginia divorce law, and your comments on the article are welcome.
Change to Military Retirement Division Has Major Impact in Virginia Divorces
In 2017, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) brought about major changes in how military retirement benefits are divided in Virginia divorce. Prior to the enactment of this law, state courts were not required by the federal government to follow a particular methodology in dividing a servicemember’s military retirement. The typical method of dividing military […]