What can I expect at a divorce seminar webinar?

As you may have recently heard, we’ve transitioned our thirty year old baby, Second Saturday: What Every Virginia Woman Needs to Know About Divorce, from a seminar to a webinar on Zoom. It was a change that was both made necessary by the pandemic and also just reality; people want to turn more and more to…

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Veteran’s Day

In case you weren’t already aware, Veteran’s Day is coming up!  And this year, like the last couple years, we’re running a special to thank female military service members and military wives for their service to our country. If you’re currently serving in the military, or your spouse is currently serving, and you’re considering a…

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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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Top Tips for Dealing with a Narcississtic Husband in Virginia Divorce

If you’re married to a narcissist, I don’t need to tell you that your divorce is going to be more difficult than the average divorce.  I probably also don’t need to tell you that, chances are, you’ll need an attorney to help you navigate this particular minefield. It’s unfortunate that you’ve found yourself in such…

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How do I protect myself in Virginia divorce?

There are a lot of unknowns in life.  When you got married, you probably didn’t think you’d eventually find yourself thinking about heading down the path towards divorce.  And yet – here you are.  You’re in the right place, of course, and you’re certainly asking the right questions.  It’s important that, before things go too…

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Divorce Support Groups

There’s no question that going through a divorce or custody case is difficult in more ways than one.  Whenever we talk to women, particularly women who are at the beginning of the process, they cite a whole laundry list of concerns that are keeping them lying awake at night. Whether their concerns are more emotional…

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New Year = Divorce

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start thinking about 2017, and how you’ll make it a better year than 2016. If you’ve been unhappy in your marriage, you’re probably thinking about the changes you could make in your personal life that would make you happier, more fulfilled, or a better parent moving…

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Should I get an attorney in my Virginia juvenile court case?

A lot of times, if you’re just filing for custody, visitation, child support, or spousal support, you’re going to start out at the juvenile court level. If you’re not currently pursuing divorce, but these issues are currently unresolved, the juvenile court is really the only forum you have available to you. There’s good news and…

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3 Mistakes Women Make Drafting Separation Agreements

We’ve talked about it before, and we’ll talk about it again. Women all over Virginia (and, I assume, all over the rest of the country) are drafting their own separation agreements rather than hiring attorneys to do it. The reality is that there are many mistakes women make drafting separation agreements.   Statistically, most people…

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Should we try marriage counseling?

Lots of couples talk to a marriage counselor as an attempt to repair their marriage. In fact, in my years of experience, I have never met a single person who didn’t tell me how hard they tried to fix their marriage before they wound up in my office. Is it possible to save your marriage,…

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