Will a parenting app help our communication?

Will a parenting app help our communication?

Navigating a new coparenting relationship is challenging, even under the best of circumstances.  Most breakups, though, aren’t the best of circumstances. Or maybe – and this is entirely possible – I just have a poor sampling. I do think that’s something you (and probably I) should always consider.  When I speak (or write), I’m thinking...

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Few things in the world are scarier than facing a custody and visitation case.  Few things, too, are more difficult to gather up-to-date, state-specific information about – at least, if the information you’re looking for is also credible. There are a lot of non-attorneys out there offering advice and opinions, much of which – though...

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October 2023 Monthly Divorce Seminar

  It’s October again, which means that it’s domestic violence awareness month.  Before I started working in family law, I’m not sure I realized how prevalent domestic violence actually is.  It’s not all dramatic cases where there are protective orders, either.  I can’t get over – even now, after over 12 years in practice –...

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Custody Bootcamp for Moms is Back!

After an absence of several years, we’re bringing back Custody Bootcamp for Moms!  Like so many things, Custody Bootcamp was a casualty of the pandemic.  We knew we had to change the way that we offered the seminar – and, anyway, it was in need of some fresh new updates – but the world stayed...

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Virginia Parenting Plans and Parenting Time

Parenting Plans and Parenting Time These days, its probably safe to say that shared custody is more the norm than primary physical custody, except in cases where the parties agree otherwise.  There is no explicit, legal presumption for shared custody in Virginia, though; in fact, the law only provides that the judge should consider “all”...

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Virginia Divorce After 20 Years of Marriage

  You’ve been married a really long time.  At this point, probably almost every asset (or liability) you can think of is one that was earned, purchased, or acquired during the marriage.  While it doesn’t have to be harder to end a longer marriage as opposed to a shorter one, there are often a lot...

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  I’m always surprised at just how many people maintain separate bank accounts throughout the entirety of their marriage. Though I definitely understand the desire to keep things separate – and maybe to share expenses in a mutually owned household account – I do think that it often causes confusion about what is marital property...

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Can I move out of state while my divorce is processing? We get lots of questions about moving, before, during, and after the divorce – and that makes sense, because it’s such a period of crazy transformation and change. It’s normal to make a series of big changes, from moving out of the marital residence,...

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