Which family law attorney should I hire?

It’s probably safe to say that you don’t hire an attorney every day. And, when it comes down to it, it seems like kind of a scary thing to do. How do you know who you’re hiring, or what the experience will be like? Will you be just another name on a file on a…

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Avvo, FindLaw, SuperLawyers: What does it mean?

Virginia legal directories: Avvo, Findlaw, Superlawyers It’s hard to pick an attorney. How do you know who is any good? How do you know whether they’ve handled cases like yours? How do you know whether they’re as comfortable in a courtroom as behind a desk? How do you know…anything at all? Law firm websites are…

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Virginia Divorce Expectations

Divorce Expectations What can you expect from the divorce process? It’s a scary thing, in the beginning, especially if you haven’t been through it before. And even if you have been through it before, each divorce is a little different, each state is different, and the passing of years or months between divorces mean that…

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Signed Agreements: Divorce and Custody

My three year old reminded me of an important legal principle the other day. He reminded me why you can’t overturn an agreement once you’ve signed it. How did he do that? Well, it wasn’t that sophisticated, of course; at least, not compared to practicing divorce law. But my husband has a habit of making…

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Divorce Trial by Combat?

I read an article the other day where, believe it or not, there was a divorce case where a husband challenged the wife (or, really, the wife’s lawyer) to trial by combat.  (If you don’t believe me, click that hyperlink for the article on it!) Now, I’ve seen a lot of things, but trial by…

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Can he tell me I can’t take the kids?

Can he tell me I can’t take the kids? We’re seeing a LOT of custody disputes right now. I’ve talked about it a bit before, of course; there are very few things that we deal with that are as serious or as terrifying as a dad taking the children and threatening to not allow them…

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What’s happening with the Virginia courts?

What’s happening in the Virginia courts? The courts have started to open up. Slowly. Bit by bit. In a lot of ways, it’s super frustrating, even though we’ve been waiting for this since they started closing in March. The problem, of course, is that the Supreme Court really left it up to the individual courts…

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When will the courts reopen?

When will the courts reopen? If we’re hearing one question over and over again amidst all of this COVID-19 drama, its, “When will the courts reopen?” Quickly on its heels is another, related question: “Why don’t you know?!” I get it, it’s frustrating. But the courts work differently – and separately – from the stay…

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Childcare during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Many of us at Hofheimer Family Law Firm are moms with young and school-aged children. We’re all scrambling to find out how to work and provide childcare when we have been told to avoid groups of 10 or more and schools are closed. Adding to the confusion is that some daycare centers remain open, but…

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How Will COVID-19 Affect My Family Law Case?

First of all, we are thinking about all of our clients and all women and children in Virginia at this time. No matter your life circumstance – whether you have kids, whether you are elderly, or whether you are just trying to keep your job, everything right now is hard. Schools in Virginia are closed…

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