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...]

Protective Orders in Virginia

Thinking of filing for a protective order? There are a few things to know before heading to file. In the state of Virginia, there are three (3) types of protective orders: emergency protective order … [Read more...]

Child Support & Shared Custody in Virginia

When two parents separate from each other, it is customary for one parent to file for child support. There is a common misconception that, in the event that the parents equally share custody, neither … [Read more...]

Virginia Family Law: Factors Considered when Determining Child Support

Under the Code of Virginia (VA Code 20-61), paying child support is a legal obligation.  In Virginia, the general rule is that there is never a situation where a parent is not liable for some sort of … [Read more...]

In a Custody Battle? Know What to Ask for When You Go to Court

  The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes several different types of custody. If you find yourself in a custody battle, either contentious or not, its helpful to know the legal lingo … [Read more...]

What is Service of Process and Why is it Important?

Have you ever been to Court and had the following occur: the other party is not present and the Judge states that there is no service on the party and dismisses the proceedings? That is because the … [Read more...]