Protective orders are powerful legal tools that are used to protect victims of abuse. Protective orders always trump civil orders such as visitation schedules.
Military members who choose to divorce in Virginia have to follow special rules. Similarly, there are military-specific situations they should watch out for.
There’s no such thing as a “fast” divorce in Virginia. However, there are two useful shortcuts you can use to speed up the process considerably.
In Virginia, alimony is usually calculated based on a combination of 13 variables outlined in the Virginia Code. Additionally, many judges use a shorthand formula to estimate alimony payments.
Custody battles are complicated situations. Check out these 8 tips which can help make your Virginia custody battle easier.
Prenups are a useful tool for securing financial stability for yourself and your spouse in the event of a separation or other unforeseeable event.
When you file for a custody order in Virginia, you’ll petition for either joint or sole custody. The judge will decide custody based on the child’s best interests.
Deployed military parents who are concerned about their custody cases need to know about two acts: the Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
Figuring out whether or not you can, or should, file for a fault-based divorce can be tough. However, there are several strategies you should keep in mind.
Violating a protective order (sometimes called a restraining order) is a serious offense that often results in jail time and hefty fines.
The Virginia Code defines domestic violence as any form of family abuse, ranging from physical violence to neglect and verbal abuse.
Leaving an abusive relationship is hard. These four steps can help make the process both safer and easier, especially for spouses without green cards.