What are nonmonetary contributions?

Alanna Williams
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Practice focuses on family law issues of divorce, custody, support, and equitable distribution of property.

Virginia Code §10-107.3(E) mandates the Court to consider both monetary and nonmonetary contributions when dividing the parties marital assets and debts. The following is a list of some of the nonmonetary contributions you may have made during the marriage:




Grocery shopping

Getting up in the middle of the night

Entertain colleagues

Cooking nutritional meals

Changing their diapers

Prepare breakfast

Setting the dinner table,  serving dinner and cleaning the table after dinner

Bathing them

Hosting family get-togethers

Cleaning dishes

Brushing their teeth

Taking care of the house

Laundry for the family

Read them books

Encouraging him/her

Decorating for the holidays

Purchase and play educational toys with them

Purchase presents

Shopping and cooking special meals for the holidays

Plan play dates

Give him/her massages when tensed

Hosting family parties

Plan and schedule extracurricular activities

Schedule his/her doctor appointments

Organizing BBQ’s and other get-togethers with friends and neighbors

Attend extracurricular activities


Paying all the bills on time

Help with homework and school projects


Preparing the family budget

Make children breakfast and pack them lunches


Planning vacations for the family

Plan weekend activities


Gardening and yard work

Buy clothes and their everyday needs


Scheduling repair workers

Schedule and take them to all their doctor appointments


Maintaining the vehicles



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