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Proving Adultery in Your Divorce Case

Proving Adultery in Your Divorce Case

Written by Rebecca Melone on . Posted in , .
  It’s more than a feeling … your spouse stays out late, “at work,” when they’re at home they’re distracted and on their devices … they have a “friend” who is just a little too close. You know something is wrong, but could you prove it in cou…

I’m separated and dating… will this hurt my case?

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You’ve been through the hard part – you and your spouse separated and you’ve been moving through your divorce. You start living your separate lives and realizing you are ready to move on. But what about your divorce? If your case isn’t final yet, …
How Do I Separate from my spouse in Virginia?

How Do I Separate from my spouse in Virginia?

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So you’ve made the difficult decision – the relationship is not working, and you and your spouse need to part ways. What’s first – do  you file for divorce? How do you get separated? For clients already facing a difficult time, figuring out the le…
Grey Divorce

Grey Divorce

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Recently we have been seeing a lot of information coming out about Grey Divorce. So, being curious, I looked into what exactly a Grey Divorce is, and realized that I have been actually assisting with Grey Divorces for my entire career.  Put simply…
So you’re officially divorced … now what?

So you’re officially divorced … now what?

Written by Rebecca Melone on . Posted in , .
Even after your divorce case is final, the work may not be done. Our clients are often surprised that everything may not be over just because the divorce has been signed. The emotionally draining process of exchanging information, settlement negot…
What Happens if We Agree?

What Happens if We Agree?

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Sometimes co-parents are able to work out terms and schedules that work for them and their family, without having the court involved. In these cases we are often asked – “Do I still need an attorney?” It’s always advisable to have an attorney revi…
5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Avoid Making During Divorce

5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Avoid Making During Divorce

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Mistake #1: Waiting Too Long to Get a Divorce. Even as a divorce lawyer, I never want to advise people to rush into divorce; however, we see time and time again the mistakes that good people make when they try to stay in a broken relationship. If…
How to Cope with Divorce as a Christian

How to Cope with Divorce as a Christian

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The topic of divorce is one that is tough for everyone. But when divorce directly conflicts with your faith, getting out of the bad situation can become overwhelming.  When you got married, you likely never gave divorce a second thought; no one sh…
The Impact of Divorce on Spousal Military Benefits

The Impact of Divorce on Spousal Military Benefits

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Going through a divorce is tough and confusing for anyone, military or civilian. But when a military couple decides to get separated or divorced, there are rules that come into play that are not applicable in the civilian world.  Military members …
How Will the New Marijuana Laws Impact Custody Cases?

How Will the New Marijuana Laws Impact Custody Cases?

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In 2021 Virginia voted to move up the legalization of recreational use of marijuana to July 01, 2021. As with most new laws there are a lot of questions about how this will impact our day to day lives and, for those with ongoing custody and visita…
What is “Discovery”?

What is “Discovery”?

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In any family law case, you have the right to certain information from the other party. Whether it’s a divorce, custody, or child support case, your attorney may talk to you about doing “discovery.” The most common forms of discovery are interrog…
When Should I Seek a Protective Order?

When Should I Seek a Protective Order?

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In any family law situation, whether it’s a divorce, child custody, or support case, emotions can run high and can even turn violent. Family violence has a broad definition and can include physical violence, emotional abuse, threats, threatening b…

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