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He already met with a JAG attorney! What do I do?

He already met with a JAG attorney! What do I do? If you’re in the military (or your husband is), chances are you have a lot of faith in the military JAG attorneys. In general, military families use JAG attorneys for all sorts of legal issues, so it makes sense that one of the first…


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Dealing with narcissism in your Virginia divorce

Dealing with narcissism in your Virginia divorce Narcissistic husbands are tricky. (And trust me, you’re nowhere near the only one dealing with issues stemming from a marriage with a narcissist!) But recognizing your husband’s condition is so helpful, even though it might not feel that way to you right this minute. Knowing how he operates,…


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Divorce Virginia Seminars

Divorce isn’t easy. And, if you’ve never been divorced before (or even if you have), there’s probably a lot you don’t know. That’s not your fault. There’s a lot to know, and the law is constantly changing. Besides that, it’s very state specific, so even what you know from your friend’s divorces doesn’t necessarily translate…


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Making the decision to divorce

Divorce is a big decision, and it’s not one that anyone undertakes lightly. No matter who you are or where you came from, you’re not making this decision easily. In fact, you probably haven’t even made any type of decisions for sure at this point. If you’re like most women, at this point, you’re simply…


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Veteran’s Day Specials for Divorcing Military Wives

It’s not easy to be a military spouse.  Between deployments and workups and irregular hours (not to mention the fact that you could literally be sent almost anyplace in the world – and sometimes the service member gets unaccompanied orders – and have no say in the matter), it’s one thing after another.  For the…


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Veteran’s Day Specials 2017

Here in Hampton Roads, the military presence is everywhere.  From bumper stickers proclaiming “I LOVE JET NOISE” to various deployments and homecomings, we see military all day, every day, everywhere.  It’s something we’re proud of, and something that gives us a sense of regional identity.  We see uniformed active duty service members sitting in restaurants,…


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Saving Money on Your Virginia Divorce

In a divorce, or for women facing a divorce, the potential cost is one of the scariest parts.  People tell me literally every single day that they’re afraid they can’t afford to get a divorce. I won’t lie to you and tell you that divorce is inexpensive.  I won’t tell you that I haven’t seen…


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Just had a baby — now divorce?

If ever there was a bad time to be thinking that your marriage is on the rocks, it’s right after you’ve delivered a baby.  Add to your level of stress (you know, related to delivery, recovery, post partum, the realities of raising a baby) with the fact that you may or may not be able…


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Can someone sit in on my consultation with me?

Yesterday, I got a call from a very grouchy man. It’s not too often I have calls from men, since we represent women only, and we can’t schedule appointments for any men at all. This man, though, was angry because he was calling to pay for a consultation with one of our attorneys for his…


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I’m not ready to pay for a consultation with a Virginia divorce attorney

Even though most family law attorneys in our area charge a consultation fee (in fact, when I say most, I mean virtually all), there are still lots of women out there who are a little bit uncomfortable with that. Though I understand both sides here, and know that there are lots of reasons why family…


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