military divorce

Reduced Fee Consultation for Military Women

Retired and active duty military wives and female military service members: If you haven’t already, contact us now to schedule your reduced-fee Veteran’s Day consultation!Retired and active duty military wives and female military service members: If you haven’t already, contact us now to schedule your reduced-fee Veteran’s Day consultation! We rarely reduce our consultation fees,…


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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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Beginning the Virginia Divorce Process

It can be hard, in many cases, for women to know what sort of decisions they ought to be making at the beginning of the divorce process.  It can all seem so shrouded in mystery that it’s hard to know which way is up.  It’s often compounded by the fact that many husbands seem all…


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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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I want a pro bono lawyer

We literally get calls every single day from women asking whether we will take their cases pro bono. I’m not sure where this all got started, but the reality is that we really can’t take entire cases pro bono. That doesn’t mean that your case isn’t serious, or that your financial situation isn’t bleak. It…


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When you get a letter saying your husband has filed for divorce

When you file a case in the circuit court, it’s a matter of public record. Divorces, therefore, since they are filed in the circuit court, are public record. When you file a divorce, your complaint is either served on your husband by a sheriff or returned to you (or your divorce lawyer, if you’re represented…


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Permanent Health Care After Divorce

There are lots of things that women want to have included in their separation agreements, but that doesn’t always mean that it’s possible. Unfortunately, when it comes to some things, we’re limited by what the law allows. What DOES the law allow you to divide or award in divorce? There are lots of things that…


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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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Relocation and Custody

Relocation cases are some of the most difficult custody cases to win – in Virginia at least. And, probably, they come up in Virginia with more frequency than they do in some other places because we’ve got such a disproportionately high number of military service members. I get it, of course. What worked when you…


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