Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship in Virginia: What? Who? When? Where? How?

Guardianship and conservatorship in Virginia is a legal option for individuals looking to care for adults that need the help of others for care and management of their finances.  The purpose of this … [Read more...]

Separate and Apart: When Does That Start?

In Virginia, if a husband or a wife with minor children wish to get a divorce, but don’t have any fault grounds (adultery, cruelty, desertion, etc.) available to them, what can they do? The answer is … [Read more...]

Partner Erika MacCormac Speaking at Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Retreat

Later this month Partner Erika MacCormac will be speaking at the 2020 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Retreat seminar on Custody and Visitation: Difficult Topics in Difficult … [Read more...]

Child Custody: What happens when a protective order is in place?

It is not uncommon for individuals who have gone through a bitter divorce or custody case to have trouble communicating effectively. But what happens if you and your child’s other parent are not … [Read more...]

Equitable Distribution in Virginia. What is equitable?

In a divorce case, the judge has the ability to divide the property and debts of the parties. This process is called equitable distribution, and it involves several steps. The first of those steps … [Read more...]

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Divorce – How do I help myself and my case?

Divorce is undoubtedly one of the most stressful events an individual can go through. Along with the changes that accompany the dissolution of a marriage, there are also court proceedings that add to … [Read more...]

Child Support and Spousal Support: What is a material change in circumstances?

In divorce proceedings, a court may order payment of spousal support and/or child support. Often, circumstances change after a final decree of divorce has been entered but the obligation to pay … [Read more...]

Spousal Support. What do you need to know in Virginia divorces?

If you have found yourself in the middle of a divorce or are thinking about divorcing your spouse, you may be wondering if you are entitled to spousal support. Generally, in Virginia spousal support … [Read more...]

Child Support- How to Track Expenses for Out of Pocket Medicals

Most court orders for child support provide for parents to be responsible for assisting in paying for out of pocket medical expenses under Virginia Code § 20-108.1 and Virginia Code § 20-108.2.  This … [Read more...]

Making divorce and child custody easier: There are Apps that can help.

It seems that we often start our posts on family law topics with an obvious truth - divorce is never easy, and it is even harder when children are involved. The good news is that in our … [Read more...]