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Divorce Costs

If I could give you one piece of advice as you begin to prepare for your divorce case, it would be this: keep calm. I know, I know.  That’s easier said than done.  Divorce is complicated, and it affects a lot of things—among the most important of which are your family and your finances.  It’s…


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How much does divorce cost?

When people start shopping around for divorce attorneys, they are definitely concerned about the price.  The thing is, though, it’s not like shopping at a regular store.  You can’t see that there are different, specific prices associated with different options.  Take car shopping for example.  You can’t see, at a glance, that there’s a definite…


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Pro Bono Divorce Services in Virginia

We get a LOT of questions from women looking for pro bono legal services, which is something that very few (if any) lawyers offer these days–at least, not in the way that you’re thinking.  There’s definitely a perception among people (in Virginia, anyway) that lawyers are honor or duty bound to provide a certain amount…


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Big Money Mistakes in Virginia Divorce

Because I’m in the business of divorce, I often hear this joke. Question: “Do you know why divorce is so expensive?” (The joker then expects the jokee to say, “No, why?”) Answer: “Because it’s worth it!” (Then, of course, the jokee is supposed to roll with uncontrolled mirth.) Maybe I’m a humorless attorney, but I…


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What’s a separation agreement? (And why do I want one?)

When most attorneys talk about divorce, they give the impression that there are all sorts of different “types” of divorce—negotiation, collaboration, mediation, litigation—but the reality is that there are really only three real choices. You either (1) negotiate your divorce by signing a separation agreement and decide for yourself how your things will be divided,…


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