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Virginia Divorce After 10 Years of Marriage
They say that marriages fall apart in increments of 7 – 7 years, 14 years, 21 years, and so on. It’s where the whole “Seven Year Itch” thing came from. In a lot of ways, I see it. Even though the first year of marriage is sometimes tumultuous, people tend to settle into a groove…
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Virginia Divorce After 5 Years of Marriage
Marriage doesn’t always last forever, and that’s okay. In fact, I generally think that, the shorter the marriage, the easier the divorce, mostly because there’s not often THAT much to divide. Life changing money usually isn’t made in just a few years, which means the stakes are generally correspondingly smaller. Why is that good? It…
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Virginia Divorce After Less Than 1 Year of Marriage
Hey, it’s okay! If you only recently got married, and you’ve started to think that maybe it was a mistake, I can tell you that you’re definitely not alone. In fact, I think you’re one of the luckier ones. After a year or less, there’s often very little to divide, and no one is so…
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Shared Custody When Dad Doesn’t Exercise His Parenting Time
It’s a tale as old as time – or, at least, a tale as old as shared custody. What happens when a dad fights for a parenting plan that reflects shared custody (meaning that he gets 90 or more days of parenting time over the course of a calendar year), but then doesn’t exercise his…
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Kristen D. Hofheimer Memorial Scholarship
On May 31st, our application portal closes – so if you, or a deserving woman you know, hope to be one of the recipients of one of our $1,000 scholarships for the 2023 Kristen D. Hofheimer Memorial Scholarship competition, you’ll want to apply straightaway! The scholarship was named for our former managing partner, Kristen D….
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Do I really need to go to a seminar to learn about Virginia divorce?
I like to learn things. I admit it; I do. Back in the days when I was in school, I used to love the day that the teacher handed out the syllabus and I got to see all the things I was going to get to learn over the course of the semester. I…
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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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Is it time for a consultation for divorce?
In my own personal opinion, one of the hardest things to do when it comes to divorce is to decide that it’s actually time to pursue it. Of all the women that I’ve spoken with over time, a few have referred to the proverbial ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’; or, in other words, they…
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How much does a good lawyer cost?
Everyone loves a lawyer joke. Me included, actually. Have you heard the genie one? I’ll do my best to do it justice, even though writing it out in a blog format isn’t normally the most hilarious way to try to tell a joke. So, the way the story goes, there’s this guy. He rubs…
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Where can I file for divorce?
There’s no limit to the number of things that can happen to a woman between the time she decides to marry and the time she decides to divorce. Though, in many ways, things can get pretty complicated, for the sake of this article, I’ll try to keep things simple. Where can I file for divorce?…
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Attorneys Familiar with Military Divorce in Hampton Roads
In all honesty, most attorneys in the Hampton Roads area have a pretty high degree of familiarity with military divorces. In fact, in many ways, military divorces aren’t really all that different from regular, ‘civilian’ divorces. Divorce is never ‘one size fits all’, whether military or not, but there are some general basics that…
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