appealing case results in Virginia

What can I do about my child’s father’s prior drug use?

What can I do about my child’s father’s prior drug use? Drug and alcohol use is always a big deal in a custody case, especially if it is (or has been) the kind of drug use that interferes with a parent’s ability to hold down a job or co-parent effectively. In my experience as a…


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Daycare providers and your custody case

Daycare providers and your custody case Daycare providers are often a hot button issue in custody cases, because daycare providers control the access to the children entrusted to their care. I don’t envy them, in a lot of cases, because they can get stuck in the middle of some pretty obnoxious and contentious issues. When…


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Virginia Joint Legal Custody and Church

Custody in Virginia comes in one of two types: legal and physical. A lot of the time, we’re fighting over physical custody, because that has to do with where the child spends the majority of his or her time. But, of course, that’s not always the case. Every so often, different issues come up, and,…


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Do It Yourself Virginia Divorce

You’d think that what constitutes “do it yourself”, especially when it comes to a divorce or custody case, would be pretty clear.  A do it yourself resource is one that allows you to do it yourself (duh).  The best types of do it yourself resources would take you through from start to finish and explain…


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Godwin v. Godwin: Hofheimer Family Law Court of Appeals Win!

Appeals cases don’t happen very often in the practice of divorce law. Most of the time, even in the most hotly contested cases, the parties are done arguing either when they reach an agreement (which they do, in probably 95% of cases) or the judge makes a decision for them. Most people know that decisions…


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