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When your custody case is part of a divorce

Custody cases can take different shapes depending on what the underlying issues are. Basically, there are two types – custody where you and the child’s father weren’t married, and custody where you’re also getting a divorce. Today, we’re going to talk about divorce cases where custody is an issue. Why does it matter if we’re…

Handling divorce and custody separately

It happens sometimes – though I definitely don’t prefer it – that custody is handled separately from the rest of the divorce proceedings. It can happen for any number of reasons. Like everything else, divorce and custody cases are highly variable, and all sorts of things can happen that can result in people choosing to…

Should I get an attorney in my Virginia juvenile court case?

A lot of times, if you’re just filing for custody, visitation, child support, or spousal support, you’re going to start out at the juvenile court level. If you’re not currently pursuing divorce, but these issues are currently unresolved, the juvenile court is really the only forum you have available to you. There’s good news and…

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…