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Do I Need a Separation Agreement in Virginia?

Do I Need a Separation Agreement in Virginia?

Unlike many other states, legal separation in Virginia is not granted by the courts.  Instead, a husband and wife, wishing ...
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Mental Health Issues in Custody Cases

In recent years there has been a sharp increase in accusations of mental health issues in child custody cases. Parents ...
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What You Need to Know About Getting Divorced in Virginia

What You Need to Know About Getting Divorced in Virginia

Deciding it’s time to end your marriage is difficult and stressful. Because obtaining a divorce is a legal process, you ...
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Child Support in Virginia

Child Support in Virginia

/ / Divorce, Family Law
In Virginia, a parent who does not have primary physical custody of their child generally has a duty to pay ...
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Children's Testimony in Virginia

Children’s Testimony in Virginia

In any custody case, parents may want the court to hear directly from their children. The children can provide information ...
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Myths in Military Divorce

Myths in Military Divorce

Going through divorce is difficult. If one spouse is in the military, it can complicate things even more. Navigating the ...
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What to Expect in a Protective Order Case

What to Expect in a Protective Order Case

/ / Divorce, Family Law, Quote
Being the victim of domestic violence is overwhelming and difficult enough. Not knowing where to turn or what steps to ...
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Mask or No Mask – Who Gets to Choose?

Mask or No Mask – Who Gets to Choose?

Up until last week, Virginia public schools required all students to wear a face covering during school. Now, the governor ...
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Proving Adultery in Your Divorce Case

Proving Adultery in Your Divorce Case

/ / Divorce, Family Law, Quote
It’s more than a feeling … your spouse stays out late, “at work,” when they’re at home they’re distracted and ...
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