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Alexandria Virginia Law Blog

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...

More husbands are receiving spousal support in a divorce

In the past, it was typical for husbands to support their ex-wives financially if the couple divorced. This was related to the traditional family structure at the time, when husbands were expected to earn a living outside of the home while wives ran the household and...

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....

When is self-defense allowed in Virginia?

People in Virginia know that it is generally illegal to assault others. People are not suppose to punch people, kick people or hit them with other objects. They are also not suppose to use weapons such as guns or knives to harm others or threaten to harm them. People...

What are the DUI penalties for a person under the age of 21?

As the holidays approach, people in Virginia will have extra time off from work and school. The activities they are likely to take part in include going to gatherings with family and friends, taking trips and enjoying the nightlife. Some might make the mistake of...

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...