Unexpected Challenges of a DIY Divorce

Patricia TichenorLegal

diy divorce challenges | couple signing divorce papers with mediator

While representing yourself in your divorce case may save you money on attorney fees, there are some DIY divorce challenges you’ll want to be prepared for.

DCSE vs. Court Order: How Should I Obtain Child Support?

Patricia TichenorLegal

family meeting with attorney to obtain child support

Whether you’re going through a divorce or are unmarried and simply need to set fair terms with your child’s other natural (or adoptive) parent, you may find you need to establish an order of child support. To obtain child support in Virginia, you can either apply through the Commonwealth’s Department of Social Services, Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE), or by opening up a case directly with your local court. Here’s what you need to … Read More

How to Protect Your Assets If You Got Married Without a Prenup

Patricia TichenorLegal

post-marital agreement

No one wants to think about the end of a marriage before it even begins. However, it’s important to have a conversation with your partner about the future of each of your individual assets, including money, investments and real estate, should you get divorced in the future. If you did get married without signing a prenuptial or premarital agreement, it’s not too late to protect your assets. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a post-marital or … Read More