Can I move out of the house?

Even though most people these days live with their soon-to-be ex husband for a period of time during their legal separation, for most people it’s not a whole lot of fun. For others, it’s impossible. Depending on the specific factors that brought your marriage to this point, living together may be more or less feasible…

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Handling Divorce and Custody

I often find that, when reaching a separation agreement isn’t as easy as previously thought, many people (especially those who had hoped to navigate their divorce without the assistance of attorneys) find themselves filing for custody. Though I can certainly understand the appeal of this (after all, custody is THE biggest issue in cases where…

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His, Hers, Ours: Classifying Property in Divorce

When you’re happily married, everything is “ours”.  But as soon as one of you starts talking about a potential separation, it’s funny how many things suddenly become “mine” – especially from a man’s perspective.  I’ve only ever represented women only in divorce and custody cases, so I can speak most easily and comfortably about a…

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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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Top Tips for Dealing with a Narcississtic Husband in Virginia Divorce

If you’re married to a narcissist, I don’t need to tell you that your divorce is going to be more difficult than the average divorce.  I probably also don’t need to tell you that, chances are, you’ll need an attorney to help you navigate this particular minefield. It’s unfortunate that you’ve found yourself in such…

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Marriage Vows and Divorce

If you’re struggling with the idea of divorce, you’re not alone. I’ve never met a woman yet who didn’t take her marriage vows seriously, and who doesn’t lament breaking them when she sets foot in my office. In fact, I’ve talked to dozens of women who specifically tell me how much guilt they experience at…

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Divorcing and scared

If you’re divorcing and scared, you’re not alone. It’s normal to be wondering what to expect, especially when you’re headed towards such a major transition. It’s not unusual to wonder whether it will really happen, and fantasize about it either way. And, then, stay up half the night worrying about it—either way. Mixed feelings are…

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