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18 01, 2019

Can I Refuse to Split the Equity of a Marital Home in My Name?

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: Divorce, Family Law, Marital Property|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Can I Refuse to Split the Equity of a Marital Home in My Name?

You can blame Causby's chickens for losing the limitless air rights above your home. The Supreme Court's 1946 decision1 set an upper limit to those rights (usually no more than 1,000 feet), but it [...]

16 01, 2019

How Much Does a Custody Lawyer Cost?

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody, Children & Parenting, Family Law, Visitation|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on How Much Does a Custody Lawyer Cost?

What is the sound of one hand clapping? What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? How much does a custody lawyer cost? Some questions cannot be answered. On One Hand: Attorneys’ [...]

11 01, 2019

Can I Get an Immediate Divorce Based on Domestic Violence?

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Can I Get an Immediate Divorce Based on Domestic Violence?

For most people, the word "cruelty" is the start of a phrase or search leading to innocent animals. In Virginia, though, cruelty is a fundamental reason to get a divorce. Domestic violence is, by [...]

9 01, 2019

My Wife Threw Away Our Signed Separation Agreement. Is It Still Valid?

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: Family Law, Separation Agreement, Settlement Agreement|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on My Wife Threw Away Our Signed Separation Agreement. Is It Still Valid?

The movie National Treasure hinges at one moment on the protagonist, Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicholas Cage), who steals the Declaration of Independence. That is something you just don't do. Some documents, like the Declaration, are [...]

7 01, 2019

Can I Get Custody if My Ex Has a Mental Illness?

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Can I Get Custody if My Ex Has a Mental Illness?

Our everyday conversations are replete with misdiagnoses against others: "You're crazy," "She's nuts," "He's two tacos short of a combo plate," and many others (a National Institutes of Health study1 rounded out top terms [...]

2 01, 2019

My Wife Used Marital Funds to Buy a New House During Our Separation – Can She Do That?

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Divorce, Family Law, Property Division, Separation Agreement, Settlement Agreement|Tags: , , |Comments Off on My Wife Used Marital Funds to Buy a New House During Our Separation – Can She Do That?

Irish author James Joyce wrote, "What's yours is mine and what's mine is my own." He was not the clearest writer. He also wrote, for example, “Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.” That line [...]

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