How Do I Get Him Out of The House ?

Of all the issues we will discuss, this is among the toughest to answer. Absent provable abuse entitling you to a Protective Order issued by a Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, you can’t make him leave and most judges simply won’t kick him out. Adjust accordingly for the time being. You may ask, why…

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New Collaborative Divorce Website Launched

Be sure to visit our new website: http://virginiacollaborativelaw.com/ Starting in 1990, Stu Webb and a group of professionals in Minnesota decided that families were so harmed by divorce litigation, they created a new process where families would have minimum contact with the court. Today, with the help of legal, financial and mental health professionals, families…

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Why this season’s most fashionable accessory is a divorce lawyer

According To Vogue magazine, divorce lawyers have become the 13th most useful fashionable accessory to the fashionable elite. Recognizing the complexity of current divorces due to the credit crunch , the best and brightest women are making sure they are arm in arm with their divorce settlement negotiator. As in Yorkshire England, I am finding…

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Alec Baldwin uses excuse of scientifically discredited Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) on 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer

On Friday, September 19, 2008, Alec Baldwin appeared on a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer to promote his book. Blaming his outrageous voice mail message to his daughter and his multi-million dollar divorce litigation on the scientifically discredited theory of "Parental Alienation Syndrome," Baldwin attempted to portray himself as a victim of former wife Kim…

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Funding College Education — How Upromise Can Help (By Mary Elizabeth Davis)

Many parents are faced with the challenge of sending their children to college while in the middle of a divorce. In Virginia, neither parent can be financially required by the courts to pay for college unless college costs were agreed upon in a separation agreement or other document. This frustrates many parents, who feel that…

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Oprah Magazine’s Suze Orman Recommends Collaborative Divorce

Suze Orman's October advice column in Oprah magazine touches on the costs of divorce for couples. Orman recommended collaboration (or collaborative divorce) as a way for couples to "divorce with dignity." Collaborative divorce allows for parties to create their own solutions regarding spousal support, division of property, child custody and other issues facing couples as…

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Therapy notes no longer protected in Virginia

Effective July 1, 2008 Virginia Code Section 20-124.3:1 has been repealed. What this means is that your therapy records are no longer protected from coming into evidence in a custody case and that your therapist can be required to testify. Likewise, your husbands therapy records are not protected and his therapist can also be required…

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