If you and your spouse are divorcing with children, here are some crucial things to consider for your custody and visitation arrangement.
Juvenile vs. Circuit Court: Where Should I File for Support?
If you are not yet eligible for divorce but need interim support, you may be able to obtain a support order in Virginia’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Am I Entitled to Alimony in My Divorce?
Spousal support, also known as alimony, is a common issue in divorce cases. This payment from one ex spouse to another is separate from any child support payments that the Court may order. Spousal support is often awarded when there is a significant income gap between the spouses. However, just because one spouse earns more does not automatically mean the other is entitled to spousal support payments. The Court takes many different circumstances into consideration … Read More
How Do I Modify a Child Support Order?
If you and your ex-spouse have an existing child support order and need to change it, you’ll need to file a petition with the court. Here’s how to do it.
How Does Step-Parent Adoption Work?
Step-parent adoption is a common family law matter in Virginia. If you wish to legally adopt your spouse’s child(ren), here’s an overview of the process.
Getting Divorced? How to Go Back to Your Maiden Name
If you’re filing for divorce and want to resume using your maiden name, here’s a step-by-step guide to make the process easier.
4 Important Things to Know About Working With My Legal Case Coach
If you’re concerned about the cost of retaining an attorney for your family law, adult guardianship, or probate case, My Legal Case Coach can be a helpful, affordable alternative.
Child & Family Issues
Your child means everything to you. You want what’s best for them in all circumstances, especially if they’re at the center of a court decision that will impact their future. Legal matters regarding minor children can be tricky. The most common family law cases involving minors are divorce and custody arrangements, but other circumstances – such as guardian appointment in the absence or incapacitation of a child’s natural parents – may bring a child’s fate … Read More
Probate & Will
When a person passes away, their property and assets are typically distributed to their beneficiaries through a probate court. The probate process can be complicated and drawn-out even when the deceased has an updated last will and testament – if they don’t, it could mean heartache and frustration for their families. In cases where a person dies intestate – that is, without a valid will – a probate court appoints an administrator to manage the … Read More
Divorce & Marital Law
Divorce is one of the most stressful and difficult life events a person can go through. Once you’ve processed the emotional shock, you now have to face a complex and often lengthy legal process to obtain a final order of divorce. In order to file for a no-fault divorce in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you and your spouse must have been separated for a minimum of six (6) months if you have no minor children, … Read More