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Family Law

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....

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...

Preparing for your custody hearing

In a perfect world, separated Virginia parents would agree on a custody arrangement, and that arrangement would always work smoothly. However, things rarely, if ever, work out this way. The reality is, even if you and your co-parent put forth good faith efforts to...

Managing your emotions when dividing property in a divorce

Going through a divorce is often painful and emotional. Even if you and your spouse remain amicable, attitudes can quickly change when the property division process begins and stress increases. You may be in a great deal of pain and feel like you are in no position to...

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...