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Alexandria Virginia Law Blog

3 challenging prospects in property division

A divorcing couple will likely face numerous challenges as they move through the legal process. From negotiations centering on financial matters such as child support and spousal support to negotiations that must take lifestyle changes into consideration such as...

How to financially prepare for divorce

The saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," certainly applies to divorce. The more you prepare yourself ahead of time, the easier the process will be. And the less likely it will be that you will have to go back to get your divorce order amended...

What constitutes criminal family abuse in Virginia?

Those who are accused of domestic assault may have many concerns. They may wonder how these charges will affect their children and their job. These are valid concerns, which is why it is important to have a basic understanding of domestic assault laws in Virginia....

How is spousal support determined in Virginia?

If a request for spousal support has been made during your divorce, it is useful to know how that is determined and how spousal support awards are made. Spousal support is based on the consideration of variety of factors divorcing couples should be familiar with if...

Traffic stop leads to DUI and felony assault charges

In Virginia, when a person is investigated by law enforcement for a possible case of driving under the influence, it can lead to an arrest. The penalties for a DUI conviction are often harsh with the possibility of a driver’s license suspension, jail time, fines and...

Reckless driving in Virginia-it’s serious

When a person is facing a traffic infraction in Virginia they may not think it’s a big deal. I mean, everyone gets a ticket at some point in their driving career, right? Not all driving tickets are created equal and one such serious charge is reckless driving. What...

Should you divorce during the ongoing health crisis?

The ongoing health crisis and the time of lengthy social isolation has led to numerous life changes. The state of the world is leading some families to join together while others fall apart. Separations and divorces are believed to be more common now than before 2020....

Financial considerations before your divorce

Over the course of a marriage, individual finances often become intertwined. Even with both spouses maintaining separate careers and income streams, it is nearly impossible to remain completely independent. During the divorce process, the couple will have to carefully...

Understanding child custody in Virginia

When Virginia parents decide that it is time for their relationship to end and to begin a separation or divorce, they likely worry about how the process will impact their kids. Children can have different reactions and needs when their parents end their relationships,...

Attacking witness credibility may be key to your defense

There are a lot of aspects to a prosecutor’s case that must be executed with precision before a conviction can be obtained. Amongst them is compelling witness testimony. However, there’s much more to a witness’s testimony that what he or she says about the alleged...