Parental Withholding: A Cautionary Yarn

Once a parent files to determine custody and visitation, they are often faced with months long wait times before they can have a final trial of their case on the merits with a Judge. In the meantime, … [Read more...]

What is a Guardian ad litem (GAL) and what is their role in a Virginia Court?

What is a GAL? Per the Supreme Court of Virginia, a Guardian ad litem (GAL) literally means “guardian for the suit.” A guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed by the Court to assist the court in … [Read more...]

Involuntary Commitment Hearings in Virginia

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a serious mental health disorder, or are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, the involuntary commitment process in Virginia is  vitally important to … [Read more...]

Evidence Practice in Virginia- How to get records in?

In many divorce or custody trials, it can be challenging to present all of the necessary facts and evidence to the Judge for consideration in what are often very short amounts of time, sometimes no … [Read more...]

Filing for Custody and Visitation-What to Do in Virginia?

When a relationship ends, it’s not uncommon for difficulties to arise between parents in regards to sharing time with their children. When any parent, or indeed, any person, finds themselves needing … [Read more...]

Dividing Retirement Accounts in Divorce

If you’re considering divorce, one of many things to consider is a division of retirement assets between you and your spouse. Many large and small companies offer employees 401ks, IRAs, and … [Read more...]

Child Support: What Constitutes Income?

  In Virginia, the Virginia Child Support Guidelines are used to determine the amount of child support in many cases. One of the many factors that are taken into account in determining … [Read more...]

Top Five Notary Problems We See When Reviewing Legal Documents in Virginia

It is very common in the legal and financial worlds for signature documents to require a notary certification.  A notary is a public official who acts as an unbiased witness to the identity the … [Read more...]

Mental Health and Family Law

If you’re in the midst of a contested divorce or custody litigation, your mental health is almost certainly going to be an issue for you and your attorney to discuss.  Any time a court is being asked … [Read more...]

Child Support: What Does It Mean to Impute Income?

In Virginia, the Courts use the Virginia Child Support Guidelines to determine child support. Into a formula the parties input information, including but not limited to the monthly gross incomes of … [Read more...]