Divorce Support Group

Going through a divorce isn’t easy. It isn’t easy for anyone, no matter what specific issues brought you to where you are today. No matter what you’re going through, you don’t want to be defined by your divorce. You, like any woman facing adversity, want to come out on the other side, better, stronger, and…

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January Custody Bootcamp

It’s January, which means that Custody Bootcamp for Moms is coming up again soon! We still have space for the January 28th seminar, so, if you’ve got a court date coming up or just want to check in on your attorney, now is definitely the time to get registered to attend! Custody Bootcamp for Moms…

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New Year: What Should I Know About Virginia Divorce?

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start thinking about 2017, and how you’ll make it a better year than 2016. If you’ve been unhappy in your marriage, you’re probably thinking about the changes you could make in your personal life that would make you happier, more fulfilled, or a better parent moving…

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Fault Based Grounds for Divorce

Most people, at some point or other, really want to explore all of their options when it comes to divorce. For most people, too, that starts with carefully considering fault based grounds. They’re definitely appealing. For a lot of people, selecting from among the fault based grounds of divorce feels almost compulsory, if those grounds…

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I cheated on my husband. What do I do?

You cheated on your husband. The marriage has been breaking down for a long time and, in a moment of weakness, you gave in. It wasn’t your proudest moment. And now you’re a little scared. You know that, in Virginia, adultery is one of the fault based grounds for divorce. What should you do next?…

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Lawyers Suck: But can you divorce without one?

I know, I know. Everyone hates lawyers. Almost wherever I go, I get a bad lawyer joke. Well, that is, I get bad lawyer jokes. It doesn’t hurt my feelings. Obviously, by this point in my career, I’m pretty used to it. Besides, deep down, I know no one means it. I know that what…

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Divorce during the holidays: part two

On Monday, we talked about how hard it is to think about divorce during the holidays, and we began to answer some of the more common frequently asked questions we get. We talked about when it was time to leave, if you could make him leave, and whether he’d be responsible for paying for your…

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Divorce during the holidays: part one

It’s not easy to think about divorce at any time during the year, but it’s especially difficult during the holiday season. The urge to be one big happy family, at least for the kid’s sake, is stronger than ever. It feels selfish to admit out loud, or even just to yourself, that things just aren’t…

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Do I need to go to your divorce seminar?

For more than twenty five years, my law firm, Hofheimer Family Law, has been offering divorce seminars for women in the Hampton Roads area. Today, we teach three seminars a month, one in Virginia Beach and one in Newport News on the Second Saturday of each month, and one in Virginia Beach on the Third…

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How do I know if my divorce will go to court?

I spend a lot of time talking about how to get the best divorce. Most of the time, I have to say that the way to get the best divorce is to negotiate a signed separation agreement. There are a lot of reasons why you might like to do things this way. For one thing,…

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