Addiction and Child Custody

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem in our society. Many families have loved ones who struggle under their addictions for years and years at a time. Watching the recent presidential debate, where President Trump mentioned Senator Biden’s son, who was discharged from the military because of his struggle with addition. I’m not here…

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Getting Supervised Visitation in Virginia Custody Cases

If I had a quarter for every time a client asked me about supervised visitation, I’d have an awful lot more quarters than the number of cases where I’ve seen supervised visitation actually get awarded. It’s not like an annulment, which is essentially a unicorn, but it’s not very common, either. In fact, it’s pretty…

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Do I have to let my former in laws see the kids?

Ugh, in laws! I totally get it, especially where custody and visitation is concerned. I’m a mom, too, and I used to feel like before I had kids, it was really not such a big deal. You’d see each other at holidays and keep in touch, but it wasn’t an overwhelming interference in your day…

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Deadbeat Dad Now Wants Custody

Divorce and custody cases do all sorts of things to people. Things that, before the case were on the horizon, would have seemed unthinkable—in both good ways and bad. One of the most annoying things that happens is when a formerly deadbeat dad decides that he now wants custody, or at least wants more parenting…

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Virginia Child Custody: Sexual Abuse Cases

Sexual abuse cases are some of the most difficult we see in our practice. Well, really, all custody cases are difficult, as you can probably imagine, because there is so much involved. When it comes to regular divorce cases, there’s a limit to the amount of money, time, and frustration people will expend on a…

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