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In contested divorces, whether its how to value a business or finding hidden assets, Ms. Solomon understands complex business and financial matters and is well known for her business acumen. She successfully negotiated complicated multi-million dollar national and international corporate and government contracts. She combines an understanding of financial complexities with effective and compassionate representation.
Fair is not always equal in Virginia. Each case must be evaluated on its own facts. Did you put separate money into a marital asset? Did you inherit property or money? Did you help pay your spouse’s separate debts? Did you personally improve property? Did you gift or deed your spouse real estate or did they do so to you? Did your spouse spend marital money on a lover? All of these issues can have a significant impact on the equitable division of assets in a divorce. Some assets are marital, others are separate while still others are hybrid: part marital and part separate. The court uses more than one technical formula to determine the marital and separate share of assets and to divide them. Did your spouse spend money or incur for non-marital purposes? Make sure your division of property is fair by utilizing the experienced firm of the Solomon Law Group.
Put a skilled, experienced, and aggressive family law attorney with an extensive business and financial background on your side to zealously guard your property and watch out for your rights.
Ms. Solomon’s extensive business and financial background allows her to provide guidance even in the most difficult of cases. She is knowledgeable in evaluating financial, vocational and psychological professionals as needed for custody, visitation, complex property, or spousal support claims.
Ms. Solomon has extensive experience in evaluating small or family-owned businesses as well as large businesses, investments, retirement funds, and pensions.
At the Law Firm of the Solomon Law Group our goal is to advocate for you and to protect your rights, your property, your children, and your future throughout the divorce process. We are your voice, your protector, and your advocate in the courtroom. To schedule a consultation, call 540-678-0569 or contact us by email. Our attorneys will give you a straight forward evaluation of your case and devise a strategy to meet your goals as fully as possible. We review the court’s approach, the law relevant to your case and particular factual situation, how to position your case for the best possible outcome.
If you are thinking about divorce and want to know your rights or have received divorce papers and need to know your options, our divorce lawyers will provide you with effective legal representation. With over 20 years of experience, Ms Solomon will help you achieve your goals as fast and cost-effectively as possible.
Contact the law firm of the Solomon Law Group for a consultation with an experienced Virginia divorce lawyer.
At the Law Firm of the Solomon Law Group, we dedicate ourselves to helping our clients persevere through perhaps the most difficult and emotional time of their life. We look for and suggest ways to settle some or all pending issues and ways to expedite resolution of your case.
There are several types of custody arrangements available in Virginia, and parties may agree on any arrangement that bests suits the parties and the bests interests of the child(ren) even if they do not pigeonhole categories of custody, The Court ha final approval over the parties’ agreement.
There are several types of custody arrangements available in Virginia, and parties may agree on any arrangement that bests suits the parties and the bests interests of the child even if they do not pigeonhole with the below categories of custody.
1. Joint Legal Custody. When parties have joint legal custody, they share an equal right to major decisions affecting the child i.e. medical, educational, religious etc. Since neither parent’s decision can override the other parent, it is important that parents be able to communicate with each other about important decisions affecting their child. Otherwise joint legal custody may not work.
2. Physical Custody. Physical custody is custody of the child’s body i.e. the child itself. Parents often share joint legal custody with one parent having physical custody of the child.
3. Primary Care. Primary care is similar in concept to physical custody. A parent with primary care is responsible for the principal
care of the child. Again, parents often share joint legal custody with one parent having primary care of the child.
4. Primary Residence. This concept is similar to primary care. It means that the child’s primary residence is with that parent. Primary residence can be alternated. For example, one parent could have primary residence during the school year and the other during the summer.
5. Joint Legal and Physical Custody. Joint legal and physical custody means that each parent has an equal voice in major decisions affecting the child and an equal right to the child itself. It does not necessarily mean that each parent has the right 50% of the time, although that is sometimes done in this type of arrangement. Rather, it means that each parent has equal rights as noted above. The time the child spends with each parent depends on the arrangements agreed to by the parents.
6. Custody and Visitation. This type of arrangement means that one parent has custody, both legal and physical, and the other parent has visitation rights. Visitation rights may be worded as “reasonable visitation” or “liberal visitation” or visitation may be spelled out in detail including dates, holidays and times. Visitation is worded to suit the needs of the parents and depends again in great part on whether the parents are able to communicate regarding the child.
1. Separate Property. Separate property is property owned by a spouse prior to the marriage. Property inherited by one spouse or given to that spouse by a third party is also separate. Sometimes separate property can become partially or wholly marital if the other spouse makes a personal contribution to an increase in the value of the separate property or if it is comingled with marital property such that the separate property cannot be traced. Also, if separate money is used to purchase a marital asset, the asset may end up being part separate and part marital. This is a complicated issue and should be discussed with Ms. Solomon if you have any questions in this area.
2. Marital Property. Marital property is any property acquired during the marriage. Many times one spouse thinks that because they used their paycheck to pay for an item, it is theirs. This is not the case. Money earned during the marriage is marital money. Debts incurred during the marriage are marital even if they are only in one spouse’s name, unless the debt is for something unrelated to the marriage. Retirement accounts accumulated during the marriage are marital, including any additions to retirement accounts existing prior to the marriage. Usually, marital property is evenly divided between the parties depending on the particular facts of the marriage.
3. Part Separate and Part Marital Property. Some property may be part separate and part marital. For example, if one spouse uses separate money (i.e. money they had prior to the marriage or inherited during the marriage) to purchase a marital asset, that spouse may have a separate interest in the marital asset equal to the amount of separate money they put into it and maybe with appreciate. Again, this is a complicated issue that should be discussed with Ms. Solomon
A prenuptial agreement allows both spouses to protect their separate property, protect themselves from the other spouse’s debts, and maintain control over their income. They may also be important to decide how much support one spouse will receive if there is a divorce or death later.
Often people do not get a prenuptial agreement because they think it means they do not trust their spouse. This agreement benefits both spouses as it saves both sides thousands even tens of thousands of dollars and a difficult and draining battle in the future. It is much easier to resolve financial issues in a loving relationship then in the emotional and financial turmoil of a separation, divorce, or death. It may be the best investment you ever make
Benefit For Your Child: Your child may be eligible for some benefits because you have established paternity. These benefits may include social security, veteran’s benefits, health insurance, life insurance and inheritance. Establishing paternity ensures you can provide for your child even when the unexpected occurs.
Family Medical History: Knowing the family’s full history of diseases, illnesses and birth defects will help your doctor if your child becomes sick. It’s important to know the father’s medical history for this reason.
Child Support: Your child needs and deserves both emotional and financial support from both parents. You may think that you can get by on your own and live without any help from your child’s father. But you may change your mind some day. A court can’t order child support without legal proof of paternity. It’s easier to get that proof today than to wait.
On the other hand, you may not wish to pay child support for a child that is not your biological child. Once a court order is entered, it may be too late. The Law Firm of the Solomon Law Group will help you establish paternity so you can be sure before you pay, financially or emotionally.
For companies looking for corporate representation, our services include drafting and negotiation of contracts including commercial and government contracts, leases, and employee handbooks. We will defend you in employee disputes, EEOC claims, and litigation.
Ms. Solomon has a comprehensive business and corporate background. She served as a Senior Contracts Manager overseeing the procurement and government contracts department for a Fortune 500 company, and has over 15 years of experience in complex corporate and government contract issues. Additionally, Ms. Solomon served for over two years as in-house counsel for a company with over 200 employees and revenues exceeding $125 million per year. She has handled a variety of cases including obtaining a Davis-Bacon labor exemption, secured 8-A status for a company based on a new category created by her case, negotiated dozens of major and sometimes international corporate and government contracts many with annual revenues in excess of $20 million, litigated Title VII cases including discrimination and sexual harassment, and represented companies before the EEOC in defense of employee complaints.
Personal injury cases are generally handled on a “contingent fee” basis. This means that the attorney receives a percentage of money that is recovered, but does not otherwise bill for their services. Costs involved with a personal injury case are the client’s responsibility.
When you lose someone you love or become injured, it is often difficult to cope with injuries, loss, pain, concern about medical expenses, and mounting debt. An accident can change your life in an instant. Marilyn Solomon is a compassionate and experienced attorney who will protect your rights and prosecute your claim for personal injury or wrongful death. While money cannot replace the loss of a loved one or heal an injury, it can help you find closure and the financial means to move on with your life. If you or someone you loved is suffering because of someone else’s negligence, call The Law Firm of the Solomon Law Group for a confidential assessment of your case.