Family Law

How do you know when to divorce?

Not all marriages end in divorce, regardless of what the news may seem like some days. To be sure, some unhappy marriages should end, but it is hard for Virginia couples to know when a marriage is truly over, especially where there is still love in the relationship....

The impact of a divorce on your financial situation

If you are facing a divorce – particularly if it will be a high-asset divorce – you are probably wondering how the family law case will impact your financial situation. This is obviously a valid concern, because in the typical divorce case the assets are split down...

Tips for dealing with a liar during a child custody dispute

Are you in the middle of a highly contentious custody dispute? If so, then you’re probably worried about what the outcome of the dispute is going to mean for your time and your relationship with your child. Of course, the court should make a determination that is in...

Does a Virginia unmarried father get parental rights?

Many couples decide to forgo marriage for partnerships or co-living arrangements. While these relationships work for some couples, sometimes these unique co-habilitation relationships can lead to some difficult issues down the road. These issues include not having the...

Do I need a forensic accountant?

By the time you get to a divorce, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have fallen out of love. Though, for many, not only have you fallen out of love but you also distrust your partner. Indeed, by the time couples get divorce attorneys, the relationship may have...

Fault and no-fault divorce basics in Virginia

If you are considering filing for divorce in Virginia, there may be many questions on your mind, and through uncertain times, it is helpful to understand the divorce basics in Virginia. While not allowable in every state, Virginia law allows for fault and no-fault...

Four common reasons to seek a custody modification

Once you negotiate or litigate your child custody issue, you may find that the ultimate resolution is workable. Sure, you might want more time with your child, but you often have to sacrifice a little bit in order to comply with either your negotiated resolution or...

Helping you establish, enforce and change child support orders

Raising a child comes with a price. Not only is it a long-term commitment caring for the child but it also comes with many costs. The price tag of childrearing can be costly, and when parents are no longer together due to a breakup, separation or divorce, it can feel...

How parental substance abuse harms your child

There can be a lot of contributing factors to your contentious child custody dispute. In many of these instances, each parent thinks that they know what’s best for their child. Things are complicated even further by the fact that the court has a lot of leeway when it...

What are some special issues in a professional divorce?

Doctors, lawyers and other professionals who are involved in a divorce may have a lot of questions about how it will affect both their family lives and their practices. To some extent, a divorce involving a professional works the same as any other Virginia divorce....