Family Law and Divorce Attorneys in Virginia
    • Can You Adopt an Adult?

      Many people don’t know this, but it is legal to adopt a person who is an adult. While the typical image of adoption is generally pictured as an individual or a couple going through an agency to adopt ...

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    • Can I Adopt my Stepchild?

      As a stepparent, you play a very important role in your stepchild’s life. However, your rights may not extend as far as you’d like, in which case you may consider adopting your spouse’s child to ...

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    • Does Adultery Affect Alimony in Virginia?

      If you are headed toward divorce , and the reason for the breakdown of your marriage was adultery, you may be wondering if cheating can impact a guilty spouse’s entitlement to alimony. Interestingly, ...

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    • Are There Legal Consequences for Ending My Engagement?

      Marriage is a legally recognized relationship between individuals. Accordingly, each state has a comprehensive set of laws that govern the formation and dissolution of a marriage . So, if there are ...

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    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result ...

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    • The New Role of Student Loans in Divorce

      We are living in an unprecedented era of student loan debt: For the first time in history, the amount of total educational loans in the United States has risen to $1.5 trillion. With all that ...

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    • Can Fathers Win Custody of Their Kids?

      In the past, it was standard in courts across the country for mothers to get primary custody of children in a divorce and for the fathers to get visitation. Often, the children would live with the ...

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    • International Parental Child Abduction

      Are you headed toward divorce and for some reason, you’re worried that your spouse is going to take your child to another country? Or, are you already split from your child’s other parent, but you’re ...

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    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result ...

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    • Can Child Support Be Taken Out of Workers' Compensation?

      Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance program paid for by employers for the benefit of employees. If an employee is injured in a work-related accident, or if an employee suffers from an ...

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    • Enforcing a Child Support Order in Fairfax, Virginia

      Unless parental rights have been terminated, all parents are legally responsible for financially supporting their children, even after a marriage ends. When a family court orders child support as part ...

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    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result ...

      Read More
    • Does Adultery Affect Alimony in Virginia?

      If you are headed toward divorce , and the reason for the breakdown of your marriage was adultery, you may be wondering if cheating can impact a guilty spouse’s entitlement to alimony. Interestingly, ...

      Read More
    • Can Fathers Win Custody of Their Kids?

      In the past, it was standard in courts across the country for mothers to get primary custody of children in a divorce and for the fathers to get visitation. Often, the children would live with the ...

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    • Should I Stay Married for Financial Reasons?

      For some couples, the end of their marriage is a welcome change. For others, divorce is a tragedy people avoid and delay as much as possible out of fear of the changes to come, especially financially. ...

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    • How Does Spousal Immunity Work?

      In many states, including Virginia, the law protects communications between spouses in certain legal actions. In order to preserve the bonds of marriage and the importance of free communication ...

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    • What Should a Proper Marital Settlement Agreement Cover?

      Divorce cases are as unique as the parties involved in them. Some cases can involve years of negotiation, while others may last no longer than five or six months. Ultimately, many divorce cases result ...

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    • My Spouse Is Abusive, How Can I Safely File for Divorce?

      If your spouse is abusing you either physically or verbally, you need to take steps to leave them. However, we understand that it can be frightening to think about what an abusive spouse will do to ...

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    • Should I Change My Name After Marriage?

      The decision to change one’s name upon marriage is a foregone conclusion for many people. However, the reasons for taking the family name of one’s spouse don’t seem to have a lot of weigh in today’s ...

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    • Can Fathers Win Custody of Their Kids?

      In the past, it was standard in courts across the country for mothers to get primary custody of children in a divorce and for the fathers to get visitation. Often, the children would live with the ...

      Read More
    • International Parental Child Abduction

      Are you headed toward divorce and for some reason, you’re worried that your spouse is going to take your child to another country? Or, are you already split from your child’s other parent, but you’re ...

      Read More
    • How to Prepare Yourself for Divorce

      When your marriage begins to fall apart and divorce is likely on the horizon, it is important to prepare yourself for the many challenges you will have to face. While these challenges can be ...

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    • What Reasons Can a Prenup Be Voided by the Court?

      A prenuptial agreement is a marital document you make prior to getting married. This legal document details who gets what assets and why in case of divorce. In today’s culture, having a prenup in ...

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    • Common Mistakes People Make During Their Child Custody Battle

      When you are going through a difficult child custody battle, it can be easy to let yourself get caught up watching to see if your ex-spouse makes any mistakes. But what about you? Many people are ...

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    • Enforcing a Child Support Order in Fairfax, Virginia

      Unless parental rights have been terminated, all parents are legally responsible for financially supporting their children, even after a marriage ends. When a family court orders child support as part ...

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    • Do Family Vacations Ultimately Lead to Divorce?

      If you are thinking that a fun family vacation over the summer or the upcoming winter might be the perfect thing to fix your marital woes, you might want to think again. Sociologists at the University ...

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    • Why Gray Divorces May Be on the Rise

      Divorce rates are on the rise throughout the United States. While many have been quick to attribute this trend to the younger generations, older couples have also been playing their part. Researchers ...

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    • Does Adultery Affect Alimony in Virginia?

      If you are headed toward divorce , and the reason for the breakdown of your marriage was adultery, you may be wondering if cheating can impact a guilty spouse’s entitlement to alimony. Interestingly, ...

      Read More