After Divorce

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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Girl’s Night Out: July 8th at the Ocean View Fishing Pier

Join us from 6-8pm on Wednesday, July 8th for Girl’s Night Out on the top deck at the Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk! If you haven’t been to a Girl’s Night Out event before, you’re really missing out! Every six weeks or so, we sent out invitations to our network of women—including current and…


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Can my husband make me get a job after divorce?

In divorce, everything changes, especially the finances. Going from two incomes (to maintain just one household) to one income (maintaining the same household) can be jarring, especially if children are involved. When you add to it the costs of moving (including first and last month’s rent, security deposits, down payments, whatever), replacing the things that…


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