Estate Planning for Divorcing Virginia Women

There are a lot of moving pieces in a divorce case – the house, the personal property, the retirement accounts, child support, spousal support, custody and visitation – so many, in fact, that an estate plan is one of the pieces of the puzzle that tend to be overlooked. A lot of women think that,…

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What is a QDRO?

Divorce attorneys take care of a lot of the headaches related to divorces, including, but not limited to, dividing retirement accounts. Retirement is, in some ways, a complicated issue. In some ways, it isn’t – because, in general, you get half the marital share of what was earned, and that’s not all that negotiable –…

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Virginia Divorce Support Group

Divorce is difficult. Even though we all know someone who has been divorced, that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to have an open line of communication to discuss all the deep rooted fears that are plaguing you throughout the process. Even if you are talking to someone, whether a friend or a professional, it’s difficult….

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Standard of living after divorce

Financial questions are usually some of the biggest unknowns in divorce. For many Virginia women, wondering just what is going to happen after divorce is the thing that makes the entire process especially scary. To me, it seems like a big part of preparing for divorce mentally is beginning to understand what your standard of…

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Does my military healthcare have to stop once I’m divorced?

There are a lot of disadvantages to the military, and certainly to military healthcare. Regardless of whether you have TriCare Standard or TriCare Prime, you probably have a lot of gripes. Most military families I know have some complaints about the military healthcare system. One thing they can agree on, though? The price is right,…

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Sheera Herrell wins at Court of Appeals!

Spousal support is probably one of the most complicated areas of divorce law. Spousal support can be established in two different ways—by agreement, or ordered by a judge. Still, it’s difficult, especially in cases where spousal support is established by agreement, because (obviously) you have to get your husband to agree. Not only that, but…

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Hofheimer Family Law Featured in Huffington Post Article

One of our clients, Amy Kathleen Nordmeyer, was recently quoted talking about our Girl’s Night Out program in a Huffington Post article entitled “9 Ways to Live Life to the Fullest After Divorce that Cost Absolutely Nothing.” There’s no question that getting a divorce is difficult, emotionally draining, and, in a lot of ways, alienating….

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Changing Your Name in Virginia Divorce

For lots of women, one of the most important parts of the divorce process is the name change.  Especially when there aren’t children born during the marriage (and sometimes even when there are) one of the most important parts of the process (and certainly one of the most therapeutic and significant parts) is the name…

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Big Money Mistakes in Virginia Divorce

Because I’m in the business of divorce, I often hear this joke. Question: “Do you know why divorce is so expensive?” (The joker then expects the jokee to say, “No, why?”) Answer: “Because it’s worth it!” (Then, of course, the jokee is supposed to roll with uncontrolled mirth.) Maybe I’m a humorless attorney, but I…

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Reminder: July Girl’s Night Out in Norfolk

Just in case you haven’t already, make sure you RSVP online now to attend our July 8th Girl’s Night Out event at the Ocean View Fishing Pier (on the top deck!) from 6-8pm. I know, I know—it’s no secret that we’re a Virginia law firm representing women only in divorce and custody cases. Still, no…

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