Learn how the probate process works after the death of a loved one, including how to begin probate in Virginia.
Tips for Talking to Your Ex About Custody Changes
If your current custody arrangement isn’t working, here’s how to have a productive conversation with your ex about custody changes.
Got Married Without a Prenup? Here’s How to Protect Your Assets
Premarital agreements, often referred to as prenups or prenuptial agreements, are relatively mainstream now. However, many people might not be aware that there are measures you can take after you tie the knot to protect your assets in the event of a divorce. While it may not be “romantic” to discuss a potential split with your spouse, creating a post-marital agreement can provide important legal protections for both spouses. Read on to learn about the … Read More
How to Handle a Contested Stepparent Adoption in Virginia
If you have a biological child from a previous relationship and got remarried, you may have considered having your new spouse adopt your child. A stepparent adoption can give your spouse permanent parental rights and legally cement your family bond. As part of this process, your child’s other biological parent must sign an affidavit giving their consent (if they are living and their identity is known) – but what happens if your ex contests the … Read More
How to Change Your Name in Virginia for Reasons Other Than Marriage or Divorce
There are many other reasons to change your name besides marriage and divorce. Here’s how to legally change your name in Virginia.
Conservatorship vs. Power of Attorney: What’s the Difference?
Here are the differences between conservatorship and power of attorney, and which is best in caring for an incompetent loved one.
How and When Custody Is Awarded to a Grandparent
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, custody of a minor child is only granted to a grandparent under specific circumstances. Here’s what you need to know.
5 Steps to Draft Your Marital Settlement Agreement in Virginia
Filing for an uncontested divorce? Here are five steps to take when drafting your marital settlement agreement in Virginia.
What Is Spousal Abandonment?
Spousal abandonment in Virginia refers to financial neglect of a partner. Here’s how a legal coach can help you in this circumstance.
Hiring a Legal Coach for Your DIY Legal Case? Here’s What to Consider
Before hiring a legal coach for your DIY family law or probate case, consider these four factors to find the right attorney who can get the best outcome for your case.