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Gaurdian Ad Litem

Guardians Ad Litem (GAL) in Virginia

/ / Child Custody, Family Law
When going through a custody and visitation case; whether it is part of a divorce or not, the court will ...
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Divorce for individuals over 50 years old

Unique Issues of “Grey” Divorce

/ / Divorce
Put simply, a Grey Divorce, is any divorce for individuals over 50 years old or for individuals who have been ...
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So You’re Officially Divorced … Now What?

So You’re Officially Divorced … Now What?

/ / Divorce, Family Law
Even after your divorce case is final, the work may not be done. Our clients are often surprised that everything ...
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my-will

Who Inherits If No Will In Virginia?

/ / Estate Planning
Shockingly, some 55 percent of American adults have neither a will nor any other type of estate plan in place ...
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What Happens if We Agree With Divorce?

What Happens if We Agree With Divorce?

Sometimes co-parents are able to work out terms and schedules without court involvement. In these cases we are often asked ...
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Divorce House

Who Gets the House? Equitable Distribution in Virginia

/ / Family Law
This is one of the first questions most divorce clients ask when they consult with an attorney and the answer, ...
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marital-separation

Virginia Marital Separation and Property Settlement Agreement

/ / Family Law
While many states provide legal separations which are granted by the courts, Virginia does not. Instead, if a couple would ...
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How Will The New Marijuana Laws Affect My Custody Case in VA?

How Will The New Marijuana Laws Affect My Custody Case in VA?

As of July 1, 2021 it is legal for adults to possess up to 1 oz of marijuana in Virginia ...
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How Modern Family Structures Are Changing Family Law

How Modern Family Structures Are Changing Family Law

What a family looks like has been rapidly changing over the past few decades—no longer do we have a common ...
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