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Family Law

Five ways to prepare for the property division process

If you’re headed for a high-asset divorce, then you might be worried about the property division process and how it’ll affect your finances. This is understandable. After all, the outcome of your divorce could have tremendous implications in both the short-term and...

Can cohabitation end a spousal support obligation?

If you’ve been ordered to pay alimony, then you know that the financial ramifications can be significant. It may prevent you from living the life that you once enjoyed, and it might even affect your ability to plan for the future and your children’s futures. This can...

What constitutes an unfair premarital agreement in Virginia?

In Virginia, any divorce can be difficult. However, when there are substantial assets at stake, there is likely to be a greater amount of disagreement and dispute over how property will be divided, support will be paid and other issues. Even if there is a premarital...

Can I move if I have a custody order?

Having a custody order has many benefits. A good custody order provides each parent with a clear understanding of their custody rights and obligations and sets out a specific custody schedule designed to maximize each parent’s time with the child. However, most of us...

Is parental alienation harming your relationship with your child?

If you’re reading this blog post, then you know that child custody disputes can quickly become heated. The lashing out and the harsh exchanging of words can be harmful to you, your child’s other parent, and, more importantly, your child. But sometimes antagonistic...

Reasons to establish paternity in Virginia

Families come in all shapes and sizes these days. It's not at all uncommon for a couple in Virginia to live together and have a child together even if they are not married. These couples, like married couples, do not always see relationship success and may break up....

Keeping costs down during high-asset divorces

Divorce can be complicated, messy and expensive. That is just the reality of the divorce process. However, that does not mean that it must be such a costly and gut-wrenching experience. Instead, if the couple can agree to work together to start their new life, costs...

Factors considered when setting up a visitation schedule

Every parent wants the best for their child, and unmarried parents who share a child may face difficult choices and challenges when setting up a visitation schedule. When an agreement on visitation with the other parent cannot be reached and the court must set a...

Spousal assault: a fault-based divorce may be your best option

Violence against one’s spouse – there are few things more abhorrent. And yet, it happens all too frequently. Your home is where you’re supposed to be safest, surrounded by those you love and trust. When violence is committed against you, by your own spouse, it can...

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...