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Alexandria Virginia Law Blog

The effect of domestic PPOs on custody decisions

When couples get into fights, they say and do things that they may later regret. In the heat of the moment, it may feel like the right thing to do, but the fallout from a domestic dispute can have severe consequences for the accused, especially when there are children...

How a request for spousal support may be handled

A topic that often comes up during many divorces is the subject of spousal support. One spouse may be asking for spousal support while the other spouse may be reluctant to agree to make a financial payment to their former spouse on a monthly basis following their...

Alexandria man accused of sexual battery

An Alexandria man faces several criminal charges, including a charge of sexual battery, after an incident on the streets of the city during the dinnertime hour. Police say that a woman reported that a someone had attacked her. When responding to what police described...

Finding a way out of an abusive relationship

Sometimes it is difficult to realize at what point a relationship turned sour, what the triggers were or the causes. Victims of domestic abuse often blame themselves for what is happening and feel powerless to get out, change the dynamic, or even call it by name. The...

Financial aspects of a Virginia divorce

Dividing assets is an important part of any divorce in Virginia, but for couples with significant assets, the division of their assets can be especially critical. Understanding how courts approach the division of assets in a Virginia divorce can help a person complete...

How is “personal effort” factored in when dividing property?

In a Virginia divorce, property division is often a source for dispute. This is especially true in a marriage with substantial assets. Whether it is a high-asset divorce or one of more modest means, both sides may lay claim to either a property that was initially...

Ways to challenge a breathalyzer test

There are several possible ways to challenge a breathalyzer test that has resulted in drunk driving charges. A DUI can be devastating for many accused drivers and can take a toll on both accused drivers and their families which is why accused drivers should be...

What are DUI penalties in Virginia?

Drunk driving penalties can be a significant set back for accused drivers. For that reason, accused drivers in Virginia should know what the penalties are how to fight drunk driving charges. The penalties for drunk driving charges There are several different penalties...

Tips for getting through your divorce

Divorce is rarely an easy endeavor. It can be fraught with emotions and pain, and it can be difficult to see the road ahead. But as challenging as it may be to see hope for the future, you should recognize that there are things that you can do to make life...

How long are license suspensions after a DUI?

As it is now summer in Virginia, people will be out with friends and family enjoying the warm weather. There are many different activities that people do with their friends and family, but it is common for people to drink alcohol while they are participating in these...