litigated divorce

Can I get him to pay my Virginia divorce attorney’s fees?

Can I get him to pay for my Virginia divorce attorney’s fees? Literally no one ever wants to pay attorney’s fees. It’s a reoccurring theme, and one I’m more or less used to at this point. We get questions every single day about pro bono work, free consults, and whether we work with legal service…


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I believe in my marriage, and I don’t want a divorce.

I believe in my marriage, and I don’t want a divorce In many cases, couples both agree that the marriage isn’t working and that they want out. I’ve had several, though, where one party or the other doesn’t agree, and consistently insists that he or she wants to stay married. The reality is that you…


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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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Does adultery matter?

For most women, finding out that their husbands have committed adultery is devastating. For him to throw away your life together, after however many years, is a terrible and overwhelming feeling. I get it, and yet, at the same time, my goal is always to make sure that my clients have up to date, reliable,…


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Virginia Separation Agreement

In Virginia, you can get divorced in one of two ways. You can either go to court (and let a judge decide), or you can negotiate a signed separation agreement. Most people ultimately end up with a separation agreement, because it’s cheaper, easier, and more time efficient than going to court. But if you’re preparing…


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Virginia Divorce with Young Children

Under the best of circumstances, divorce is a difficult proposition. When you’ve got young children, though, divorce is doubly difficult. Even though all the research suggests that many young children bounce back quickly after divorce, there’s no question that moving forward with the divorce in a way that is productive and beneficial for both parents…


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How do I know if my divorce will go to court?

I spend a lot of time talking about how to get the best divorce. Most of the time, I have to say that the way to get the best divorce is to negotiate a signed separation agreement. There are a lot of reasons why you might like to do things this way. For one thing,…


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What if one of us doesn’t want a Virginia divorce?

Divorce is hard, no matter what the circumstances.  However, when one of you doesn’t want to get divorced, it can be even more difficult. Before I go too far, let me tell you, at the outset, that, whether you want it or not, there’s not a whole lot you can do to stop a divorce. …


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