Effect of Military Service on Child Custody and Visitation In Virginia

If you or your child’s other parent is in the military, you may be wondering if military service will have an affect upon your child custody or visitation case.  Child custody or visitation cases can be more complicated when a military service member subject to deployment, or transfer to locations overseas or to another state,…

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I want sole legal and physical custody of our child

In a divorce and/or custody case, you can get whatever you and your soon-to-be ex/child’s father can agree to or whatever the judge is willing to award. In many cases, we’re really limited by what the judge will do. When the other side knows that, for example, the military retirement will be divided so that…

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Unmarried Stay at Home Virginia Mom

Unmarried Stay at Home Virginia Mom I’ll just say it: I am not cut out to be a stay at home mom. I love my kids, but they drive me crazy, too! Sometimes, I find that I am literally counting down the hours until Monday just so that I can get a little break. If…

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Relocation in Virginia Military Custody Cases: Part 2

Relocation in Virginia Military Custody Cases: Part 2 On Friday, we talked about relocation when you’re a military spouse. (Spoiler alert: it’s tough!) Today, we’re going to talk about the other side of the coin – what happens in a Virginia custody case when HE relocates because of a permanent change of duty station? For…

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Special Issues in Custody: Adoption

Special Issues in Child Custody: Adoption Most of the time, adoption isn’t a big part of what we do. In some cases, though, it can come up in certain ways. Most of the time, the question is whether a new stepparent can adopt a child from a previous relationship. There are all sorts of interrelated…

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Virginia custody issues: when you suspect your child is being abused

I’m a mom, too, so I get it. Protecting those little people is literally the only job in the world that matters, and when you feel like the health, safety, and well being of your children is threatened – well, it’s understandable if it makes you feel a little crazy. When the health, safety, and…

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Super Dad: A Virginia Custody Phenomenon

Watch out for Super Dad! “Super Dad” is a special kind of phenomenon that is unique to custody and visitation cases. In most families, while mom and dad are together, it’s the mom who bears the brunt of the parenting responsibility. It’s normally mom who drives the carpools, attends the parent teacher conferences, schedules all…

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How much control does he have over where I live?

How much control does he have over where I live? “Control” is a common theme in divorce and custody cases. The truth is, though, that if you and your soon to be ex husband have children in common, there are often a lot of strings attached, though you may be surprised to find that it’s…

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Will my husband return my children?

Will my husband return my children? There’s nothing worse in a contested custody case between the time when the parents separate or otherwise break up and when custody is determined by the judge (or agreed upon by the parties). It’s a legal gray area. Technically, as parents of the child, both of you have the…

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Pinterest and Virginia Divorce

Pinterest Issues and Virginia Divorce It seems like, at some point or another, I’ve run across an issue related to almost every social media platform. It’s a little frustrating, sometimes, because, at some point, a person made the decision to post, share, pin, or tweet something that they didn’t HAVE to post, share, pin, or…

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