I really need an aggressive family law attorney

I really need an aggressive family law attorney

  Everyone wants an aggressive attorney.  A pit bull.  A shark.  Those are the terms I hear the most often.  “Someone who’ll fight for me,” they say. I get it!  Obviously, when you hire an attorney, you want to feel like that person is cool and confident, and will have your back in any situation. ...

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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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I don’t want 50/50 Virginia child custody

I recently recorded a podcast (which will likely air sometime in September – so stay tuned!), and wrote a blog article about giving advice that clients don’t want to hear. When I was talking with Sheera Herrell about custody on that podcast, she quickly identified custody concerns as the #1 category of types of advice...

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How do I fire my divorce attorney?

  Having a good attorney/client relationship is critical.  In fact, it’s probably one of the most important factors in a family law case. Why?  Well, I’ve talked a bit about this – in my recent article about how to handle advice that isn’t what you want to hear, and even in my last article about...

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Does HofLaw Handle Military Divorce?

Because of the sheer number of military families in our area, we get a lot of questions about military divorce.  Also because of the sheer number of military families in our area, we handle a lot of military divorces. In short, it’s safe to say that all six of us can and have handled military...

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Being a family lawyer who represents women only – believe it or not – is not all sunshine and rainbows and fighting against narcissistic or abusive husbands. I know.  You’re shocked.  Sometimes, it’s really, really hard.  And one of the times when it’s the hardest is when you have to give advice to your client...

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When Non Lawyers Give Legal Advice

Getting your divorce information from a person who is not a lawyer is pretty risky behavior. I’m a member of a Facebook group for moms in a prominent local city, and I’ve noticed that there are a lot of requests for legal advice. It’s not a group for family lawyers, so, as you can probably...

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