With the introduction of equal allocation in place of the old common-law regulations, the adoption of laws protecting military partners, and the adoption of help standards and various municipal rules promulgated within the various circuits, the field of separation and divorce has become much too complex and specialised for anyone who does not specialise in it. Checkout divorce lawyer for more info.
When clients come to us with badly written separation agreements and decrees that have been done by other novice lawyers, it makes us sad. It is much easier to have the right attorney, one who can have it right the first time, than to have to pay someone to correct issues caused by mistakes made in the first place, just as it is better to win at trial than to have a great appeal question. As seen in a series of articles I wrote for The Family Law News, a peer review journal of the Virginia State Bar, Section of Family Law, entitled “Costly Errors in Multi-State Military Divorce; Or a Military Wife’s Tale of Woe,” which were published in the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 issues of the publication, sometimes the errors are quite costly and cannot be corrected.The series of articles discusses the legal authorities, policy, and procedural points we used to effectively defend a Vietnam War veteran who was a military retiree. Despite having divorced him six years prior in Hawaii, his ex-wife was attempting to secure half of his military retired pay and spousal benefits here in Virginia. Although we are always pleased to see our clients reach a positive result, we felt bad for the ex-wife, who had received poor legal advice from her solicitor in the initial divorce action in Hawaii, advice that led to poor decisions that the Virginia Court considered to bind her permanently. The judge ruled in our favour, advising the ex-wife that instead of suing her ex-husband, she should sue the Hawaii attorney who represented her in the divorce.
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