Divorce and Remarriage Study

The Federal Government’s Department of Health & Human Services released an important
study on divorce & remarriage in the United States
, in July 2002. The report analyses data from the National Survey of Family Growth. The report is Bramlett MD and Mosher MD, “Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the United States. “National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 23 (22). 2002″. We provide the text of the report here (32 pages in PDF). The citation is DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 2002-1998.

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Can my spouse get a share of my personal injury proceeds?

Virginia Code §20-107.3H states as follows:
In addition to the monetary award made pursuant to subsection D, and upon consideration of the factors set forth in subsection E, the court may direct payment of a percentage of the marital share of any personal injury or workers’ compensation recovery of either party, whether such recovery is payable in a lump sum or over a period of time. However, the court shall only direct that payment be made as such recovery is payable, whether by settlement,
jury award, court award, or otherwise. “Marital share” means that part of the total personal injury or workers’ compensation recovery attributable to lost wages or medical expenses to the extent not covered by health insurance accruing during the marriage and before the last separation of the parties, if at such time or thereafter at least one of the parties intended that the separation be permanent.