Frequently Asked Questions

Divorce after an open marriage

Hey, I’m not here to judge. If I’ve learned anything from all my years working as a divorce and custody attorney, it’s that families come in all shapes and sizes, and marriages don’t necessarily conform to convention. If your family is a little on the unusual side, that’s okay. In fact, anything is okay. You…

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Should I talk to a therapist in the Virginia divorce process?

Most people don’t get divorced all that often. It’s not exactly a run of the mill experience, like washing your hair, shopping for groceries, or visiting the doctor. At no point will you really feel like it’s a sort of ho-hum type thing; in fact, for most women, it’s a pretty profound experience. I don’t…

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Should I hire Hofheimer Family Law?

If you’re facing a possible divorce or custody case, you’re probably wondering how to proceed. There are a lot of factors involved and, as a result, a lot of choices to make, especially at the beginning of your case. It’s hard to know what path to travel down, especially when you’re not sure what shape…

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Why does my Virginia divorce case cost so much?

At Second Saturday and also in my initial consultations, one of the first questions I am asked usually has to do with price. Usually, women want to know how much their case will cost. It’s a difficult question to answer, and one that I’ve tried to tackle from a million different angles. When it comes…

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Estimating the Costs of your Virginia Divorce

If you had a crystal ball and knew how much your divorce was going to cost ahead of time, would you make the same decisions? Though it’s difficult to estimate legal costs ahead of time, it may be possible to estimate the total costs of your divorce. The total overall cost of your divorce can…

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What are you sharing about your kids on Facebook, and how can it impact your divorce or custody case?

There’s no question that ours is a society that shares information first and then thinks later. Usually, that’s not a problem and, even if it is, it’s one of our own making—one that we can choose to deal with (or not), whatever the case may be. You can certainly choose to share whatever you like,…

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Virginia custody seminar for moms

Gearing up to face a custody case – especially if you can’t afford to hire an attorney to help you – is pretty terrifying. Though there’s no question that divorce cases are difficult, both emotionally and financially, it’s the custody cases that tend to make otherwise sane people totally panic. It’s completely understandable. Until you…

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College expenses in Virginia divorce

I have a nephew. Just one. He is the very first, though I’m sure a few more will follow pretty quickly. Before my nephew was born, we hadn’t had a kid in the family since my brother, my sister, and I were young—and, obviously, that has been awhile. My nephew is the first grandchild for…

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Am I being unrealistic in my Virginia divorce?

No two divorces are ever the same—though, obviously, there are some similarities. Still, women come into our office all the time asking for very different things. One tells us she doesn’t really care about anything, she just wants out. Others tell us, over and over, that they think they should receive astronomical levels of support…

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Military Support Guidelines

A lot of people, military and civilians alike, are pretty unrealistic when it comes to post divorce spousal support. Though it’s certainly understandable (because, after all, if you’ve never been through a divorce before—and, sometimes, even if you have—how do you know what’s to be expected? All you probably are aware of is that the…

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