Is collaborative divorce right for me?

When it comes to divorce, there’s often a lot of fear involved. One of the biggest fears – for husbands and wives – is the threat of litigation. Litigation, though useful in certain circumstances, is complicated. It’s incredibly costly, with parties often spending far, far more than their counterparts pay for negotiated, mediated, or collaborative…

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Should I liquidate my 401(k) to get back on my feet after divorce?

Divorce puts many a woman in a pretty tough spot financially. It can be hard to get your feet back under you afterwards, and it’s tempting to think of any place where you might be able to skim a little money oft the top in an attempt to reestablish some degree of normalcy. In virtually…

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Hofheimer Family Law Attorneys to Speak at Advanced Family Law Seminar

Hofheimer Family Law Attorneys to Speak at Advanced Family Law Seminar Every year, there are lots of changes to the law. It changes on a local level — each individual court is responsible for setting and enforcing specific rules of practice within their courtrooms. It changes on a state level – each year in July,…

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Sheera Herrell’s Coast Live TV Appearance

We’ve been in the news before for doing what we do – representing women exclusively in divorce and custody cases in Virginia – but it’s always exciting to have an opportunity to share with a broader audience. We’ve worked hard over the last nearly thirty years to make sure that Virginia women have the divorce…

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Sheera Herrell Taking Over as Managing Attorney and CEO of Hofheimer Family Law

Sheera Herrell Taking Over as Managing Attorney and CEO of Hofheimer Family Law We’re both excited and incredibly sad to announce that big things are under way at Hofheimer Family Law. If you know us, you know that for the last 25 years (yes, 25!) we’ve been dedicated to representing women only in divorce, custody,…

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Will my husband and I have to talk face to face in our Virginia divorce?

Every marriage – and every divorce – is different. Even though there are certain principles that carry over and are equally true from one divorce to the next, there are also lots of ways we can customize the experience for each client, especially when it comes to negotiating separation agreements. (Obviously, when we go to…

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Should I hire Hofheimer Family Law?

If you’re facing a possible divorce or custody case, you’re probably wondering how to proceed. There are a lot of factors involved and, as a result, a lot of choices to make, especially at the beginning of your case. It’s hard to know what path to travel down, especially when you’re not sure what shape…

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Collaborative Divorce Virginia

When it comes to divorce, there are a lot of choices. Gone are the days when divorce was a one size fits all type proposition; these days, there are many more options. Though you still have to have grounds for divorce, potential grounds include both traditional fault based options as well as no fault. Keep…

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I want to hire an attorney. But who should I hire?

If you’re thinking about hiring an attorney, you’ve probably, at some point, wondered who you would hire. If you’re here, I’m assuming that you’re at least considering our firm, so I wanted to make sure that I wrote a brief article telling you all about the attorneys we have practicing with us. That way, when…

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Sheera Herrell wins at Court of Appeals!

Spousal support is probably one of the most complicated areas of divorce law. Spousal support can be established in two different ways—by agreement, or ordered by a judge. Still, it’s difficult, especially in cases where spousal support is established by agreement, because (obviously) you have to get your husband to agree. Not only that, but…

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