You’re NOT Doomed: How to Face your Custody Case

When you’re unhappy, you can’t be the mother that your children deserve. When things don’t work out with the father of your children, you experience a lot of competing emotions. For most women, the most persistent and terrifying thought is “What impact will this have on my children?” And, worse still, “what if they never…

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The Effect of Divorce on Girls: What are we doing to our daughters?

After divorce, it’s not surprising that many children have difficulty recovering. Depending on the age and sex of the child, however, the effects of divorce can be dramatically different. Studies, as early as the 1970s, show that younger children (most particularly, preschool-aged children) are more immediately affected by divorce, showing signs of separation anxiety, insomnia,…

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Gold Diggers and Spousal Support: Unfair Perceptions in Virginia

There is a common societal misconception that divorcing women everywhere are cackling and scheming together about all the various ways that they can get as much of the money, property, retirement and other assets from their husbands as possible during the divorce. There’s even a nice little slur created specifically for these women: Gold diggers….

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The Effects of Collaborative Divorce on Children in Virginia

Ask about collaborative divorce if you’re seeking family law legal services in Virginia Beach. This option may be a good choice, especially if you have children, because it promotes cooperation and utilizes experts who can help with certain aspects of the divorce agreement. Couples dealing with both children and divorce should take into consideration the…

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Duress: Don’t Count On It in Virginia Contract Law

When women hear about the possibility of voiding a contract as a result of duress, they are usually excited. But the truth is that it’s probably easier to give an alligator a root canal than it is to prove to a Virginia judge that a contract should be overturned. Duress is, broadly defined, a threat…

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Reconciliation: Getting back together but not giving up your rights

In the news, I’ve seen a couple reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger wants a reconciliation with his estranged wife, Maria Shriver. It’s kind of a sweet story, if you take out the part about the mistress and the now-grown illegitimate love child the Terminator fathered without his wife’s knowledge and kept secret for years and years….

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The Dangers of Snooping: How hacking into his Facebook can cost you BIG time in divorce and custody cases

Technology has created more ways than ever to spy on our husbands—but that doesn’t mean it’s legal. It happens all the time: a client comes in and tries to hand us a five-inch binder filled with tear-stained copies of all the emails she found when she hacked into his email account. “He cheated on me,”…

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Will I Lose Custody of my Children in Virginia?

If you’re facing a custody battle, the question is usually not whether you’ll lose custody, but to what degree you and your child’s father will share custody. In the majority of cases, one or the other parent doesn’t “lose” custody at all. In cases where the child’s father doesn’t fight for custody, the typical custodial…

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